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David Axelrod interviews Newt Gingrich at the U. of Chicago Institute of Politics tonight

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WASHINGTON--When Newt Gingrich was running for president during the contentious GOP primary, Obama's top strategist, David Axelrod, wondered if he could stand the scrutiny. Said Axelrod about Gingrich at a December, 2011 press briefing, "just remember the higher a monkey climbs on a pole, the more you can see his butt," citing the "homespun wisdom" of Ald. Dick Mell (33rd). All that's in the past. Fast forward to Tuesday night: Gingrich sits for an interview with Axelrod at the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics.

The "Conversation with Newt Gingrich" starts at 6 p.m. CT at Mandel Hall,1131 East 57th St., with the event billed as a "a wide-ranging conversation about his career, his views and the future of politics today." Axelrod is the IOP founder and director.

To register for a ticket to hear the former Speaker of the House:

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