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Today's Must Read: "Romney Aide Trades on Political Ties"

The Boston Globe takes readers behind-the-curtain today with a look at how Mitt Romney's top presidential fundraiser Spencer Zwick has traded on his political connections to raise more than $200 million for his start up financial partnership, Solamere Capital

Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 2:40pm

Lugar Raises $840,000 In Third Quarter

Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., had another productive fundraising period, putting further pressure on state Treasurer Richard Mourdock to show that he can keep pace in the money chase.

Lugar's campaign announced the incumbent raised $840,000 during the third quarter and finished the period with over $3.8 million in the bank. Mourdock, who has struggled to raise money so far, has not yet released his third quarter figures. Mourdock ended the second quarter with just $214,000 in the bank.

Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 2:40pm

Seven Snapshots From America's Working Class -- PICTURES

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Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 1:40pm

Des Moines Reigster: Iowa GOP Picks Jan. 3 For Caucuses

The Iowa Republican party has chosen Tuesday, Jan. 3 for its 2012 presidential caucuses, the Des Moines Register reported Friday.

The choice was made “under a tentative agreement that will be formally voted on around Oct. 16,” the Register reported. Party officials are negotiating the caucus schedule with their New Hampshire counterparts.

Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 1:40pm

Romney Talks Tough on Foreign Policy in Major Address

 Mitt Romney, the Republican front-runner often bemoaned by conservatives in his party as lacking fight, on Friday laid out his foreign policy vision in a tough-talking speech in which he declared, “America must lead the word, or someone else will.”

Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 12:40pm

Justice Asks Court to Block Alabama Immigration Law, AP Reports

The Justice Department asked the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday to stop an Alabama immigration law that allows officials to question people suspected of being in the country illegally, the Associated Press reported. 

The government's complaint said the Alabama law "is highly likely to expose persons lawfully in the United States, including school children, to new difficulties in routine dealings," the AP reported.

Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 12:40pm

Today's e-Reads: Will the Merger Fight Doom T-Mobile?

T-Mobile could lose three times as many subscribers as last year as its merger with AT&T bogs down, Bloomberg reports.

Bloomberg also reports that law firms are trolling for patent attorneys.

Cybercriminals are using Steve Jobs's death to scam people, MSNBC reports.

Posted: Friday, October 7, 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!

This Week in Political Trivia: Oct. 7 » quiz software
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Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 11:40am

Word for Word: Best Quotes of the Week, in Pictures

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Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 11:40am

Massie Ends Mass. Senate Campaign

As Elizabeth Warren continues to get national attention for her Senate campaign, the Democratic field in Massachusetts is shrinking.

Non-profit executive Bob Massie officially put an end to his Senate campaign Friday morning, just a week after another Democrat, Newton Mayor Setti Warren, ended his own bid.

Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 11:40am