That, and other news, in today's Roundup and Recap.

Although August is usually a down period for fund-raising, given vacation season, candidates are swooping in to raise money for what are expected to be competitive races next year.

Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, running for President Obama's old Senate seat, raised money at the Brentwood home of Jim and Ann Gianopulos on Sunday. Co-hosts included Melina Kanakaredes, Nia Vardalos and Ian Gomez, Paul Adelstein, Bob Teitel and Alexander Payne,  Also present were Arianna Huffington and Michael Chiklis.

Al Franken, meanwhile, attended an event last night where he recounted his love of "Perry Mason."

O'Reilly vs. White House: Bill O'Reilly asks why the Obama administration is "thin-skinned" about Fox News.

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