C.L. "Butch" Otter: The Republican governor signed the Idaho Health Freedom Act, making his state the first to pass a law saying no thanks to part of President Obama's health care proposal.
The law says that "every person within the state of Idaho is and shall be free to choose or decline to choose any mode of securing health care services without penalty or threat of penalty."
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is expected to sign a bill passed in his state last week, and according to the American Legislative Exchange Council, similar proposals have made it through one chamber of the legislatures in Missouri, Oklahoma and Tennessee. While such bills have recently failed in six states, 22 additional states have seen proposals introduced.
Marjorie Margolies: The former Pennsylvania Democrat is urging members of Congress to cast votes that they won't regret some two decades later and pass health care reform legislation.
"I am your worst-case scenario. And I'd do it all again," Margolies writes in Thursday's Washington Post. "In recent days I have become something I never imagined: a verb. I hear that when freshmen enter Congress they are told, 'We don't want to Margolies-Mezvinsky you.' I had no idea that when I voted for the Clinton budget, I was writing the first line of my obituary."
Margolies - who was married to former U.S. Rep. Edward Mezvinsky of Iowa, later a convicted swindler - served one term in the House of Represenatatives, from January 1993 to January 1995. Their son, Marc Mezvinsky, is engaged to Chelsea Clinton.
Jenny Kopfstein: When the former U.S. Navy lieutenant began serving on a ship for the first time, she "realized that concealing her sexual orientation from others was inconsistent with her strong values of honesty and honor," according to the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network.
After a few months on board, Kopfstein gave her commanding officer a letter saying that she was a lesbian and that she wanted to continue to serve. Despite the support of her commanding officers and numerous awards, Kopfstein was honorably discharged from the Navy in October 2002.
She is scheduled to testify Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the subject of homosexuality in the armed services.
Gary Kremen: The first person to register the domain name sex.com realized in 1995 that he was no longer listed as the name's owner. According to a report in The Guardian, Kremen battled for 11 years with Stephen Michael Cohen - who also claimed to own the name.
After the case was settled in 2006, Kremen sold the name to a group called Escom LLC.¬† The name is scheduled to be auctioned Thursday in New York. Bidders are required to appear with a certified check for $1 million to participate.
Jennifer Granholm: The Michigan governor, at the urging of vegetarians, has issued an official proclamation declaring this Saturday as Michigan Meatout Day.
The Detroit Free Press reports that Granholm, who is not a vegetarian, has angered hunters and meat producers in her state. The president of the Michigan Farm Bureau called the proclamation "unconscionable and insensitive to livestock and dairy farmers."
Many Michigan lawmakers want the governor to rescind the proclamation, according to the Free Press.