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Mitt Romney Edges Ron Paul For Maine Victory

Bu the GOP presidential hopeful walked away without delegates in the nonbinding caucuses and tallied fewer votes in the state than he did four years ago. This time, he barely beat rival Ron Paul.

As CPAC Ends, Contest In Conservatism Goes On

Mitt Romney has struggled to prove his conservative authenticity to voters. At the Conservative Political Action Conference, he hardly uttered a sentence that didn't include the word "conservative." For this weekend — and the primary season in general — the calculation is simple: The more conservative, the better.

New Contraceptive Plan: A Successful Balancing Act?

President Obama announced a change of course Friday regarding religious institutions and birth control coverage. The administration, which seemed caught off guard by the strong opposition to its original policy, hopes to regain Catholic allies and maintain support from the women who put Obama in the White House.

Religion And Birth Control: Not Just A GOP Fight

Along with Republicans, some Democrats said religious institutions shouldn't have to include birth control in their employees' health coverage. The Obama administration altered its policy Friday, but the issue could still affect which party controls the Senate next year.

With Contraceptive Coverage Plan 2.0, Obama Pleases Allies, But Not Everyone

Supporters who split with the White House over the original health care initiative are coming back to the fold now that the president has changed strategy. But some Catholics and Capitol Hill Republicans are still fuming.

At CPAC, Gingrich Takes Aim At 'Republican Establishment'

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.

Catholics Split On Obama's Birth Control Decision

Some Catholics believe the president's new rule on contraceptive coverage resolves religious liberty concerns. But others, including key bishops, say it is smoke and mirrors.

On The Trail, Romney Avoids His French Connection

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.