Hoping to inspire the conservative base that hasn't warmed to him, Mitt Romney made his case to the American Conservative Union's annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on Friday.
Originally published on Fri February 10, 2012 1:49 pm
They may not be ready to accept GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's invitation to stand with him "shoulder to shoulder," but conservatives at their biggest annual gathering gave him a reception Friday that at times rose to rousing.
Tacitly acknowledging that his past positions on abortion rights and health care mandates have made him suspect with a swath of his party's base, Romney used his speech to describe his "path to conservatism" as a mix of family values, faith and his "life's work" in business.
Originally published on Fri February 10, 2012 1:27 pm
"The Elfstedentoch Is Not Yet," proclaims the event's official website (translated from the Dutch), ending hopes of thousands of skaters and fans who hoped the rare national contest might be staged for the first time in 15 years.
Originally published on Fri February 10, 2012 10:31 am
I was recently complaining to a teller at my bank that another bank down the street had given my 3-year-old daughter a stuffed horse for nothing more than walking past the front door. I jokingly asked her what gifts my own bank would be willing to offer to compete for the affections of my daughter. Then I said, "Oh, you probably don't like it when I mention the competition when I'm in here, eh?"