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Newt: Obama’s Attacking Religion

Newt Gingrich is getting nasty in the countdown to the Florida primary, accusing President Obama of promoting antireligious policies, like his requirement that most health insurers cover contraception, including those of religious employers. At campaign rallies in Pensacola and Ft. Myers, Gingrich slammed Obama for waging a “war against Christianity” with his new birth-control regulation, vowing to repeal each and every “Obama attack on religion” if elected to office. He also found a way to drag Mitt Romney into the war, saying that the former governor of Massachusetts imposed a similar requirement on Catholic hospitals. He added that the governor cut off kosher meals for elderly Jewish nursing-home patients to save $5 a day, though Romney’s camp said the spending cut was made during a fiscal crisis and that the money was later restored.