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Mia Love botches constituent's question, and Obama adviser endorses Romney?

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SALT LAKE CITY — Video of Utah 4th District Congressional candidate Mia Love is making the rounds among Utah voters after Love botched a constituent's question about insider trading.

"What about inside trading?" a man is heard asking in the video. Love asks the man what he means, asking him if it is "between politicians."

The constituent explains insider training, and Love gets passionate in her response.

"That's not what I'm focused on!" she says. "I'm not focused on these things! Really? Could you imagine me saying, ‘Could I trade you for that? You're a Congressperson.'"

Hillary Clinton: dancing queen Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was spotted Saturday night tearing up the dance floor in Colombia and knocking a few cold ones back with friends and the obligatory bodyguards.


Could you imagine me saying, ‘Could I trade you for that? You're a Congressperson.'

–Mia Love


Clinton, dancing the night away, was captured on camera by a photographer for Terra Networks, headquartered in Spain.

The secretary gathered with a group of bodyguards and 12 friends at the Cafe Havana just after midnight, according to Fox News.

Clinton was in Colombia to attend the Summit of the Americas, which ended Sunday.

Penguin bites Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich was seen sporting a small bandage on his finger Monday after being bit by a penguin Friday at the St. Louis Zoo.

The Republican presidential candidate was taking a tour of the zoo during a trip to St. Louis to speak during the National Rifle Association's annual meeting.

Gingrich was given a behind-the-scenes tour of the zoo and one of the Megellanic penguins bit his finger, according to the Associated Press.

Zoo spokeswoman Susan Gallagher said Gingrich did not require medical attention beyond a small bandage.

Obama adviser implies Romney endorsement, according to Romney's campaign

President Obama's Senior Campaign Adviser David Axelrod made comments on Fox News Sunday that have conservative pundits taking.

"The choice in this election is between an economy that produces a growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead, their kids a chance to get ahead, and an economy that continues down the road we're on," Axelrod said.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign seized on Axelrod's words almost immediately, tweeting statements saying Obama's adviser had basically endorsed Romney for president. And conservative pundits theorized that Axelrod's words were claiming the economy would be better under Romney than under Obama.

Regardless, Axelrod did not seem friendly toward Romney on Monday when he criticized Romney's "penchant for secrecy."

"There are central issues, but this is a disturbing one and it goes to that question of like, ‘Who is this guy? What does he stand for? What does he believe? What do we know about him?'" he told Politico on Monday morning.

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