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“Time management” onstage is top of mind for @foxnews anchor Bret Baier (@bretbaier), who will moderate the Republican debate, held in Detroit, Michigan, on Thursday. “It’s tough to juggle all the plates spinning on the stage to make sure it’s fair to the candidates up there,” he says, referring to the 10 contenders he started with, then seven and now four. “For [us], the people who cover the candidates, it’s nonstop. You realize the gauntlet we have set up in this process to become president,” he says, revealing just one of the things that goes on onstage but behind the cameras: “During commercial breaks, a lot of the candidates come up to the desk and work the refs a little bit … ‘I’m not getting enough questions,’ etc.” Bret knows what his goal for the night is though: creating informative moments — the ones he aims to foster are “substantive but fiery.”