07/06/2011 07:28 pm ET | Updated Sep 05, 2011

Mitt Romney Reaps $18.25M, Boehner On 'Fruitless' Talks And A TPaw Flashback: Your Day In Politics (VIDEO)

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney raised a sky-high amount of campaign cash over the last three months. One contentious issue has House Speaker John Boehner characterizing the state of negotiations to raise the nation's debt limit "fruitless." And, longtime friends, colleagues and mentors of former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty are wondering, just who is that man on the trail?

All of that and more in your day in politics news.