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Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 02/09/2012

Romney’s musical flip-flop; polygamy’s more popular than Congress; and a McCain birthday to remember (read-this roundup)


Mitt Romneycranks country tunes. (Gerald Herbert - AP)
More fodder for the “Mitt’s a flip-flopper” file: our colleague David Fahrenthold reports that even former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney ’s campaign-song playlist has undergone a makeover. Just as the Romney running now for the Republican nomination fashions himself a little differently than the 2008 Romney, the new Romney soundtrack is heavier on country songs, like Toby Keith’s “American Ride.” Last election cycle, Fahrenthold says, he was more “Boston businessman” and his songs included classics like “Sweet Caroline” and Elvis Presley’s “A Little Less Conversation.”

Elsewhere, our colleague Aaron Blake reports that Congress is reaching new lows: A new poll out shows that Congress’ approval rating has tanked to a mere 10 percent. We love this slideshow of things more popular than Congress (polygamy! Paris Hilton!).

And our pals at the Reliable Source report that Roberta McCain, the irrepressable mother of Sen. John McCain, celebrated her 100th birthday in style. Guests at her party, held at the Capitol Hill club, included Sens. Joe Lieberman, Lindsay Graham, Jon Kyl and John Thune. And we get this fascinating tidbit: the Capitol Hill club—a popular GOP watering hole—was once the “McCain family’s D.C. residence,” the Reliable Sourcers report.

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