At CPAC, Mitt Romney touts his conservatism, but he described himself differently when he ran for Massachusetts governor. Anderson Cooper is Keeping Them Honest.
Randi Kaye profiles the woman behind Newt Gingrich, his third wife, Callista Gingrich. She spoke exclusively with Gingrich's best friend since childhood.
Anderson Cooper and Isha Sesay examine a snoring dormouse in a state of hibernation.
Anderson Cooper talks to James Carville and Ralph Reed about Mitt Romney's conservative claims at CPAC.
Jerry Sandusky asks to see his grandchildren while on house arrest awaiting trial for child sex abuse charges. Anderson Cooper talks to CNN legal analyst and former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin and criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos.
Editor's note: Tune in to AC360° at 8 and 10 p.m. ET for a special report on Callista Gingrich, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.
On the campaign trail this year, Callista Gingrich has been mostly seen, not heard. Newt Gingrich's second wife, Marianne, famously broke her years-long silence last month with a splashy, tell-all interview, but his current spouse kept mostly mum - a silent, supportive, perfectly-coiffed presence just behind the candidate.
Today, she spoke up. Her remarks may have been low-key - a simple introduction speech for her husband - but the venue wasn't: the high-profile Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, packed with the Republican activists her husband desperately needs to rally to his side to keep his campaign afloat.
And we're going to hear a lot more from her in the days to come: the Gingrich campaign said today she'll be taking on a more high-profile role on the trail, relaying her husband's "softer side" - and providing a sorely-needed assist in his battle to win over women voters.
Reporter's Note: President Obama has never responded to any of my letters, even though I wish he would. So as a compromise, I'm going to keep writing relentlessly until he does.
Dear Mr. President,
So I see that some sort of deal has been struck in that whole dustup with the Catholic church over insurance for employees. Nice to hear that it ended without fisticuffs.
Compromise is necessary in so much of life. For example, sometimes I am driving along and some idiot wants to barge into my lane. I would like to slam my fender into his and send him into a crazy Grand Theft Auto spin into the ditch, but that would be unreasonable. So I compromise and simply scream at him through the car window and make insulting gestures.
Sometimes colleagues do things at work that make me doubt their competence at best, their sanity at worst. I would like to call the state authorities to come cart them off, but instead I smile, explain the issue I have with their latest efforts, and then quietly spread malicious gossip about them.
See how great compromise can be?
Anyway, glad to hear that you reached a deal. Call if you can.
Editor's note: James Carville joins AC360 tonight with Republican strategist Ralph Reed to discuss Mitt Romney's efforts to appeal to social conservatives.
Memo to the Republican Establishment, Part II.
First of all, let me apologize for not getting back to you sooner. I realize it's been 15 days since I've penned (as the Mittster would say) my last memo to you. But you know, with the Super Bowl I have gotten behind and wanted to catch up with you before theMardi Gras season gets in full swing. Good manners dictate that I convey my most heartfelt congratulations to you for what you did to old Newt in your aggressive ad campaign. I mean, you guys really did him in. As we say in Louisiana, you made minced meat out of that boy.
You rounded up a bunch of Wall Street money and turned it over to the Willie Horton ad guy to destroy one of your own. You boys really crack me up (and I say boys because no females have openly expressed their membership - as soon as someone steps forward I will be sure to address you appropriately). I don't think we Democrats could come up with something quite so clever. You have accomplished quite a feat.
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