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The Conservative Political Action Conference—the largest and most influential gathering of conservative activists every year—is typically portrayed as a freak show. This reputation isn’t always unfair. On the main stage in a given year,...Show More Summary

David Brooks: CPAC is the ‘Hardest of the Hardcore’ Conservatives

On Friday’s PBS NewsHour, New York Times columnists David Brooks and Mark Shields used their weekly appearance to trash the attendees of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) as representing the extreme far right of the Republican Party.

Rand Paul Won the CPAC Straw Poll for the Third Year in a Row

Congratulations to Rand Paul, Son of Ron, for winning the Conservative Political Action Conference'sPost reports that around 3,000 CPAC attendees participated in the poll this year.) Texas Senator Ted Cruz came in third (11.5 percent), Ben Carson came in fourth (11 percent), and Jeb Bush rounded out the top five with 8 percent.  straw... More »

Real TIME: Rand Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll

Rand Paul won the straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference for the third year in a row on Saturday. The Senator from Kentucky won with 26% of the vote. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker followed closely behind with 21%, and Jeb Bush and Chris Christie finished fifth and 10th, respectively. Watch #RealTIME for more…

Rand Paul wins this year’s Republican CPAC Straw poll, beats out Scott Walker

Sen. Rand Paul won the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll Saturday for the third year in a row with 25.7 percent of the vote, according to the USA Today. Saturday’s CPAC straw poll ended the conference in Maryland where Republicans tried to determine the best way to win the presidency in 2016. Show More Summary

Rand Paul Wins Meaningless CPAC Straw Poll for Third Year Running

On Saturday, Republican presidential hopeful won the Conservative Political Action Conference's presidential straw poll for the third consecutive year, the Guardian reports. Only three winners of 20 previous CPAC straw polls went on to win the party's nomination for president.http://jezebel.com/loving-the-shi... Read more...

Scott Walker could possibly, maybe, be for real

By Richard K. Barry It is true that the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) attendees tend to be younger (with about half of those in attendance in the past few years college-aged), and more libertarian than the GOP base more generally, but the results of their recent straw poll are instructive. Show More Summary

The Gay Men You Find on Grindr at CPAC: VIDEO

10 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

With the Conservative Political Action Conference bringing the country's most ardent right-wingers together under one roof, Reason TV decided to fire up the old Grindr and see how many gay men they could find at the Gaylord Resort in Washington...

Phil Robertson Calls STDs "Revenge of the Hippies" in Awards-Speech Rant

The 'Duck Dynasty' star received a free-speech award at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday. read more

Chris Christie finishes far back in the pack in CPAC presidential straw poll

21 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Christie places in the back of the pack in CPAC straw poll WASHINGTON — Gov. Chris Christie finished 10th in the annual Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll, finishing not only behind Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush but also business leaders Donald Trump and...

A Year of Terror Hasn't Made CPACers Warm to the NSA

The attendees of the Conservative Political Action Conference skew much younger and more libertarian than the Republican party as a whole, but it’s still striking that about two-thirds of participants in the conference’s straw poll oppose...Show More Summary

CPAC's Abortion Panel: Packed and Optimistic

Organizers of last year’s Conservative Political Action Conference faced complaints that they’d put too little emphasis on social issues. This year CPAC redeemed itself a bit by hosting a good breakout session on sanctity of life issues, featuring some heavy hitters from the pro-life movement including Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Show More Summary

Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll Again

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) “won the straw poll at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference — his third such victory in a row,”  Politico reports. “But Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came in a strong second, reflecting his rising popularity among [...] The post Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll Again appeared first on Political Wire.

Rand Paul Wins 2015 CPAC Straw Poll

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R) won the straw poll vote at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday. This is the third year in a row that the senator has won the straw poll at the conservative conference. CPAC attendees have the opportunity to vote on their favored candidate for the Republican nomination for president. Show More Summary

Three-peat: Rand Paul Wins 3rd Consecutive CPAC Straw Poll, But Scott Walker Is Hot on His Heels

Ronald Reagan, Jack Kemp, Mitt Romney, Rand Paul. After this weekend, that’s the list of Republicans who have won straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference three years in a row. The Kentucky senator beat out Wisconsin...Show More Summary

Rand Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul won the Conservative Political Action Conference’s straw poll for the third year in a row Saturday, while Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker placed second, reflecting his surging popularity.

Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll, with Scott Walker a close second

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took the top spot for the third year in a row at Saturday’s Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll, edging out Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) in the last CPAC presidential preference contest before primary voting begins.Read full article >>

Sen. Rand Paul takes first in CPAC presidential straw poll

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference's annual presidential preference straw poll. Pollsters announced Saturday afternoon that Paul won 26 percent of the votes in the annual survey, giving Paul his third consecutive win in as many years. Show More Summary

Rand Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll

Sen. Rand Paul, Ky., won the Conservative Political Action Conference presidential straw poll.

Rand Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll, Scott Walker Takes Second

Sen. Rand Paul won the Conservative Political Action Conference for the third year in a row, but the real action was in second place, where Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker took the honors. Paul’s victory, with 26% percent of the vote, was widely expected due to the throngs of young, libertarian-minded attendees. (He won 25% of…

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