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Romney Campaign Aides Headlining December Fundraiser

Two top campaign aides to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be in town on Dec. 2 for a fundraiser at the Capitol Hill Club, according to an email obtained by the Alley.

As the invite shows, Lanhee Chen, Romney's policy director, and former Rep. Vin Weber (R-Minn.), a special advisor on policy, are headlining the event. To get a spot at the roundtable meeting, individuals have to pay $500 and PACs $1,000.

Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 3:40pm

Democratic Primary to Face Dold Grows

The two-person race between community organizer Ilya Sheyman and businessman Brad Schneider for the Democratic nomination significantly changed this week when U.S. Air Force Reserve colonel and businessman John Tree announced his candidacy. The three men are competing to face off against freshman Rep. Bob Dold, R-Ill., in the North Shore district.

Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 3:40pm

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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 3:40pm

Peter Kinder's Latest Twitter Snafu

Missouri Republican Lt. Gov Peter Kinder has a checkered past when it comes to Twitter, and a re-tweet from earlier today about free wings at Hooters shows that well, perhaps, his team should go back to the drawing board when it comes to deciding what makes for good Twitter fodder, and what doesn't.

Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 1:40pm

Veterans Day Basketball Game Set to Tip Off on Carrier That Buried bin Laden at Sea

The aircraft carrier on which Osama bin Laden’s body was washed, placed in a white sheet, and slid into in the Arabian Sea is now docked near San Diego and is playing host to the first-ever Carrier Classic, Friday night’s basketball game between North Carolina and Michigan State. President Obama will attend the game in honor of Veterans Day.

Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 1:40pm

Herbert Gets a Primary Challenge in Utah

The first primary challenger to Utah Republican Gov. Gary Herbert has emerged, and it's state Rep. Ken Sumsion.

"I can work with the Legislature. I can work with the citizens of the state. I feel it's our time. It's our time as a state," Sumsion told the Deseret News. "We can step out and lead."

Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 1:40pm

Gingrich Calls It a 'Wide Open' Race

EPSOM, N.H.--Newly ascendant in recent national polls, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Friday declared it a “wide open” race from now until the voting begins in January.

Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 1:40pm

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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 1:40pm

QUICK TAKE: Obama's Veterans Day Observances Take on Grave Meaning

President Obama’s observance of Veterans Day took on a special meaning Friday, mere weeks before troops serving in Iraq begin to arrive home.

He delivered remarks at Arlington National Cemetery before flying to San Diego for a NCAA basketball game on an aircraft carrier. The timing was well-suited for the president whose proposal to help unemployed veterans passed the Senate Thursday.

Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 1:40pm

Newt-mentum: Second Poll Shows Gingrich in Top Tier

A second public poll released Friday morning shows former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has joined Mitt Romney and Herman Cain in the top tier of Republican presidential candidates.

Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 1:40pm