Newt Gingrich was the last presidential candidate to speak Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. And he kept his Romney powder dry, preferring instead to attack establishment Republicans who have not embraced the Gingrich campaign. To put it mildly.
Mitt Romney was a Mormon missionary in France for two years, but it's not something he brings up on the campaign trail. He had life-changing experiences abroad, but Romney now disparages Europe. For those who knew the charming young man from Michigan, Romney's euro-trashing is a little painful.
Amid all the speeches at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., this week, young Republicans could attend a session on finding love. Some suggestions from the conservative dating expert: loosen up, take a romantic walk or maybe go to a gun range.
The Office of Congressional Ethics is considering allegations that Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., now chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, profited from insider trading during the 2008 financial meltdown. The case could be referred to the House Ethics Committee at some future date. The story emerged the day Congress voted to restrict members' stock trades.
The Obama administration revised its policy on providing cost-free birth control as part of the new health law on Friday. Institutions such as universities and hospitals that are run by religious groups will not be required to provide contraceptive coverage to employees. Rather, the insurance companies offering the plan will pay.
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