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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.

A Conservative's Tips For Finding The Right Mate

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.
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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Blasts Obama At CPAC

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Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell used his address at the Conservative Political Action Conference in D.C. to slam President Obama and plug his home state.


Rep. Bachus Investigated For Insider Trading

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.

New Policy Makes Insurers Pay For Birth Control

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.

'Political Intelligence' Congress' Topic Of The Week

The House ethics bill has stirred up conversation on Capitol Hill about how closely regulated the "political intelligence" industry should be. Robert Siegel talks with Wall Street Journal investigative reporter Brody Mullins about what the political intelligence industry does and why Senator Chuck Grassley and others feel strongly that it should be regulated.

Republican Contenders Make Pitches At CPAC

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference is being held in Washington, D.C., and several presidential candidates were among Friday's speakers. Host Audie Cornish talks with Ari Shapiro, who was there.