Real estate mogul and reality TV personality Donald Trump on Friday sought to paint himself as a Washington outsider ready for the national stage. But in a question-and-answer session with Fox News host Sean Hannity following his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, he fell back to a familiar pattern: questioning whether President Obama was born in […]
Rand Paul, seeking his third straight CPAC straw-poll win, revved up the crowd with attacks on Hillary Rodham Clinton on military intervention in Libya and the Benghazi debacle.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Much like how pro baseball players walk up to the batter's box with select music, presidential contenders make statements with the music played as they walk onstage at major political events. Former Gov. Rick Perry did so at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday morning. The quintessential Texan shirked the frequent […]
Rick Santorum urged CPAC attendees to support a presidential candidate with deep experience and a stiff backbone on foreign policy.
Chris Edwards Tomorrow at CPAC, I will discuss some advantages of infrastructure privatization. Perhaps the largest advantage is innovation. Unlike government bureaucracies, private firms in a competitive environment are eager to maximize...Show More Summary
Former Governor Jeb Bush was booed at CPAC after he expressed his support for in-state tuition for illegal aliens. Guess the conservative crowd wasn’t much into amnesty, huh?
It’s 4 p.m., it’s frigid outside, it’s sunny in a way that feels obnoxious, and Carly Fiorina is descending into a beer-scented abyss. I mean, not really. But the potential 2016 contender—with a résumé the size of a phone book and aShow More Summary
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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush got a bracing introduction to the mixed conservative reaction he will receive as a presidential candidate at CPAC Thursday, but emerged largely unscathed.
Possible Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky told an enthusiastic but hawkish CPAC audience that his inclination to limit U.S. military intervention does not mean he opposes a strong defense.
The Conservative Political Action Conference is always guaranteed to produce head-shaking moments, as one future presidential candidate after another tells the crowd of activists what they want to hear, and then some. It’s a concentrated...Show More Summary
Rick Santorum made a HI-larious funny at CPAC on Friday afternoon, and it was so fresh and edgy and flawlessly delivered, he will definitely get to be president next time for sure. He was observing — because of how stand-up comics are always making observations, right? — that the president is SOOOO unpopular. Show More Summary
"Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson gave the most unusual speech at the conservative activist gathering CPAC on Friday. "You say, 'What do you call the 110 million people who have sexually transmitted illnesses?' It's the revenge of the hippies!" Robertson declared. Show More Summary
While many of you were debating the color of a dress or the color of a llama, conservatives were asking Twitter what types of questions they want to see asked at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). And as with Bill Cosby’s meme generator, Dr. Show More Summary
Continuing with the rain of criticism toward the Obama administration's foreign policy pouring out of this week's Conservative Political Action Conference, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry wasted no time in his Friday morning speech jumping on the president for ignoring the "Apocalyptic" threat to America posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
In the first pitch of his unofficial campaign to the GOP grassroots activists, Jeb Bush cast himself as a full-spectrum conservative who was in sync with the party’s base on economic, social and foreign-policy issues. Describing himself as a “practicing, reform-minded conservative,” Bush made a game effort to ingratiate himself with Republicans who are leery…
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The ‘silent’ primary to convince conservative voters — and donors — which potential 2016 candidate is their guy or gal started on Thursday and continues through Saturday. Or at least that’s how the Conservative Political Action Conference, the...Show More Summary
At the annual Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on Friday, former Texas Governor Rick Perry drew cheers when he declared, “The unemployment rate is a sham.” He’s not the only one who feels that way. Just a few weeks ago, Jim Clifton, the CEO of Gallup
"We could have had Hillary here, but we couldn't find a foreign nation to foot the bill," Senator Ted Cruz joked at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland on Thursday. “Please explain why we should accept that the millions and millions of dollars that have