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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

Despite Scandal, Cain Draws Big Crowds in Michigan

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The sexual-harassment scandal surrounding Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain so far has done little to diminish his ability to bring out a crowd. At the end of a series of well-attended events in the state on Thursday, Cain drew 1,000 people to the Streeters Center, some of whom arrived hours ahead of time to get a seat.

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

Bachmann Calls OWS Protesters 'Ignorant and Disrespectful'

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Friday called the Occupy Wall Street protesters who have been disrupting her campaign events “ignorant and disrespectful.”  Speaking with supporters at a Veterans Day parade, Bachmann also said of the activists, “Hopefully someday, they’ll come to know the price that was paid for them.”

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

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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 12:40pm

This Week in Political Trivia

How well do you know the facts and faces behind this week's political news? Find out with our weekly trivia quiz, powered by the Almanac of American Politics!

Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 12:40pm

Durant: Wealth Gap 'Should Be Wider'

Buried in a Grand Rapids Press story about Cornerstone Schools co-founder and Republican Senate candidate Clark Durant's Thursday meeting with a group of college students is a nugget about the nation's wealth gap. In the swing state of Michigan, hit hard by the country's economic woes, this quote is going to raise some eyebrows:

Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 12:40pm