Excited onlookers keep stopping Newt Gingrich to pose for photos or sign autographs after his long day bashing President Obama on everything from energy to Egypt. But when asked about his real agenda at the popular Conservative Political Action Conference—floating an actual candidacy—the ex–House speaker turns cautious. "You have to decide whether it's something you feel compelled to do," he says, "and if it's absolutely your duty to do it."
Lara Logan kept going back to war, even after coming under enemy fire, even after an antitank missile struck her Humvee in Iraq and the soldier next to her lost his leg. Having children, however, changed her.
President Obama offered the GOP an olive branch on health care and Reagan-style optimism in an address that didn't satisfy the talking heads—but will be seen by many Americans as common sense.