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WEIGHTY MATTERS

It is an interesting juxtaposition: that would be former President Bill Clinton and Rick Warren, pastor of the 20,000-member Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. On Tuesday, the pair join forces in the name of diet and fitness during the Clinton Foundation’s 2014 Health Matters Conference in La Quinta, a not-too-distant resort town. The annual meeting of experts and analysts will ponder the nation’s health and wellness, or lack thereof.

Mr. Warren is bringing The Bible to the table. He’ll be introducing the “Daniel Plan,” a weight-loss and fitness regime that relies on biblical principles, faith and God’s support when the french fries and cable TV come a-calling.

“The Daniel Plan is not just another ‘diet. It’s a healthy lifestyle based on the Old Testament story of Daniel, who rejected the king’s rich food in order to honor God’s best for him and his friends,” the pastor’s website (Danielplan.com) explains.

“Daniel’s request was not about a diet plan; rather, he understood God wanted him to live a healthy lifestyle so he could serve God no matter where he was located. Healthy living requires faith as the foundation, trusting that God’s way is the best way, while following his prescription for your health.”

MITT METTLE

“A lot of people look back on that and say, ‘It must have been awful.’ I loved it. It was fabulous. It was a great experience. If you get the chance to run for president, do it.”

Mitt Romney describing the last months of his 2012 presidential campaign to 4,000 young single adult members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during a conference in Tempe, Arizona, on Friday.

AN AUCTION OF TRUE HE-MEN

On the radar: The second annual “Officer and an Auction: Stars and Studs” extravaganza, and it’s all for the benefit of the GI Film Festival, a seven-day series of screenings and events across the country in May dedicated to the military experience, both in and out of the combat arena.

Up for auction: Military bachelors at the Embassy of Austria in the nation’s capital with all the trimmings, from open bar to sumptuous appetizers and desserts.

“Bring your highest bid to win a dinner date with the single gentleman of your choice,” organizers advise for the event, which is Friday.

See more here: Gifilmfestival.com

POLL DU JOUR

78 percent of Americans currently have health insurance.

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