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Ted Cruz Loves the Senate—the Roman Senate

Ted Cruz's onstage appearance with Sean Hannity was going well. It was February 2015, and Cruz, like all the other GOP hopefuls, was at the Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington, D.C., being lobbed softballs by the Fox News talking head. Show More Summary

VIDEO: House Speaker Reality Check: Ann Coulter Gets It Wrong, Paul Ryan Still Won’t Run

4 months agoNews : Truthdig

Rep. Paul Ryan, whose name has been bandied about in the search for outgoing House Speaker John Boehner’s replacement, is pictured here at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland on March 6, 2014. Show More Summary

Ben Carson Intelligently Argues Ad Hitelrum on Gun Control

[caption id="attachment_247142" align="alignleft" width="620"] Dr. Benjamin Carson, director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, speaks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, March 16, 2013. Show More Summary

House Chairman: Planned Parenthood Probe Protects Taxpayers

At the Conservative Political Action Conference in February, Christie cited his vetoes of state funding for women’s health centers, including those run by Planned Parenthood as proof of his anti-abortion position. They casually discuss the commercial exploitation of aborted fetal tissue over lunch, as if babies are a commodity for trade and profit rather than

Planned Parenthood in trouble

At the Conservative Political Action Conference in February, Christie cited his vetoes of state funding for women’s health centers, including those run by Planned Parenthood as proof of his anti-abortion position. Angered by movies through...Show More Summary

The Carson Conundrum

[caption id="attachment_240095" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Dr. Benjamin Carson, director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, speaks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, March 16, 2013. Show More Summary

Top GOP Hopeful Suggests We Use Drone Strikes to Protect the Border

Ben Carson speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flick GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson, one of the party’s current frontrunners, wouldn’t be opposed to using drone strikes to protect the US border, he told reporters Wednesday. Show More Summary

Gay GOP Group Barred from Participating at Western Conservative Summit

10 months agoNews : Mediaite

While the Log Cabin Republicans ultimately obtained official invitation to the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference, they've found themselves in the news again after being barred from the Western Conservative Summit.

These 2016 Candidates Are Definitely Not Experts

11 months agoNews : NYMag: Intelligencer

Jeb Bush is not an expert. Last month at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the former Florida governor even confessed that he wasn't an expert in Washington politics — though he sure seems eager to take part in them.  Bush is not alone in not being an expert. As you... More »

It's Official. We're All Potheads Now

Nicholas Kamm, AFP/Getty ImagesA man wears a T-shirt calling for the legalization of marijuana at last month's annual Conservative Political Action Conference in suburban Washington, D.C. "All the cool kids are doing it" -- and now they...Show More Summary

2016 will be the marijuana election, as some Republicans embrace weed and criminal justice reform

11 months agoNews : The Raw Story

2016 Will Be the Marijuana Election Late last month, Republicans converged on D.C. to meet for CPAC—the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Decades old and sponsored by the American Conservative Union, this event is a requirement for top Republican politicians. It is no surprise that...

Pot legalization is poised to become a major campaign issue in 2016

11 months agoNews : The Raw Story

2016 Will Be the Marijuana Election Late last month, Republicans converged on D.C. to meet for CPAC—the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Decades old and sponsored by the American Conservative Union, this event is a requirement for top Republican politicians. It is no surprise that...

Homophobia Hiding in Plain Sight

A Time article about the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) three weeks ago offered the observation that the annual event of conservative activists was "mostly silent" on the issue of gay marriage, discussion of which was...Show More Summary

2016 Candidates Thumb Their Noses At Campaign Finance Rules

11 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Amid a busy schedule of fundraisers and meet-and-greets with party leaders around the country, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) stopped off at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February to tout his battles with liberals and unions. Show More Summary

Rick Perry, Still A Denier

Rick Perry is back and this time he's in it to win it. Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Perry left behind the bumbling Tea Party conservative of 2012 and did his best to appear a reasonable, professorial moderate on environmental issues. Show More Summary

Grindr, War Hawks and Weed at CPAC

11 months agoNews : Reason

What was the most interesting thing you'd find at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this year? Young conservatives with decidedly libertarian points of view on social issues and foreign policy. Here is a roundup of Reason TV's coverage: View this article.

An Optimistic Pro-Life Panel at CPAC

Organizers of last year's Conservative Political Action Conference faced criticism due to the fact that last year's conference placed little emphasis on social issues. In fact, last year's conference failed to include any panels that specifically dealt with abortion.

Watch ‘crusader’ recruit right-wingers for Bill O’Reilly’s ‘Holy War’ in hilarious video

11 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The media organization AJ+ sent comedian Dan Ilic to the Conservative Political Action Conference dressed as a Crusader to recruit people to join him overseas in holy war against ISIS. The idea for the video came from a recent segment by Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly entitled “The Holy...

Decoding CPAC Celebrities' Mixed Messages on LGBT Issues

Conservative leaders tended to dodge LGBT issues at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, though a few extremists managed to make some noise. read more

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