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Gay GOP Group Barred from Participating at Western Conservative Summit

last weekNews : 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

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

last monthNews : 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

last monthNews : 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

last monthNews : 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

2 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

2 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

Former CPAC Head Lisa De Pasquale on Love, Inclusion, and Barf 

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Lisa De Pasquale is a conservative writer of both fiction and punditry who, to date, was the longest-serving head of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). She organized the behemoth conference from 2006 to 2011. During her time behind the scenes, she's seen and done things that read less like a job and more like a Fox News fever dream. Read more...

In defense of Scott Walker

Last week Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said he wasn't going to take the media's bait. But his challenge isn't avoiding taking the bait — it's avoiding becoming the chum. After speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Walker found himself at the center of a feeding frenzy...

Is the Media Trying to "Disappear" Rand Paul (Just Like His Father)?

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, On Friday, the Wall Street Journal ran a cover photo of the Republican hopefuls set to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland. The caption at theShow More Summary

CPAC Ends With Feast of Red Meat, White Rice, Sour Grapes, and Half-Baked Ideas

After the Conservative Political Action Conference ended Saturday night, several of the candidates vying to become the Republican Party's presidential candidate in 2016 met at Café Belshazzar in Washington, D.C. Billionaires David and...Show More Summary

No Abortions, No Raises, More Guns: A CPAC Guide to Women's Success 

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Jezebel managing editor Erin Gloria Ryan and I spent most of last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference, in part because we thought it would be hilarious fun ( it was ). I also went because I wanted to get a better sense of the right's priorities for women. Show More Summary

EXCLUSIVE: #CPAC2015 Gave Press Credentials to White Supremacist Radio Show "Political Cesspool"

Ah, CPAC -- the conservative movement's primary action conference, attended by most of the major Republican politicians and prospective front runners for the Presidential nomination. The conservative conference where religious fanatic...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Explains Why He's The Only One Who Can Beat Hillary Clinton In 2016

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Despite Donald Trump's seventh place finish during this year's Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll, the business tycoon is adamant that he's the only Republican able to beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in...Show More Summary

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