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Gross Old Men Are Hot and Bothered by War

Ex-leftist David Horowitz speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Photo via Mark Taylor In a scene near the beginning of David Burr Gerard’s acclaimed debut novel Short Century, journalist Arthur Hunt attends the assassination-by-drone-strike of "Little Brother," a dictator in a Muslim-African country referred to only as REDACTED. Show More Summary

Rep. Eric Cantor to step down Aug. 18

U.S. Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor waves after addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images RICHMOND, Va. — After a stunning...Show More Summary

Convicted Felon Dinesh D'Souza Is Still Hustling Old White People

Speaking at last year's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Photo via Flickr user Gage Skidmore Dinesh D’Souza, the nation's leading incendiary conservative documentarian, has resurfaced after what can only be described a series of unfortunate events. Show More Summary

Pot Prohibitionists Will Have to Do Better Than Bill Bennett's BS

4 months agoNews : Reason

A couple of months ago, arguing in favor of marijuana prohibition at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), radio producer Christopher Beach faced a mostly hostile audience. "There used to be a strong conservative coalition...Show More Summary

Why Jeb Bush's Greatest Political Achievement Could Sink a White House Run

I met Jeb Bush's biggest nightmare during a breakout session at March's Conservative Political Action Conference held outside of DC. In a side room, Phyllis Schlafly, the octogenarian den mother of the religious right, was explaining...Show More Summary

Crazy stuff Republicans said at this year's CPAC

By Richard K. Barry In March, American Bridge, a Democratic PAC, put together a short video of some of more obnoxious things leading conservatives said at the Conservative Political Action Conference, which took place earlier this year. This clearly speaks for itself.

Finding Mr. Righteous: Lisa De Pasquale on Dating Conservative Men

5 months agoNews : Reason

Given the overabundance of men who show up, says Lisa De Pasquale, the odds are good for women trying to find a date at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). But, cracks the former CPAC organizer, "the goods are definitely...Show More Summary

10 reasons we shouldn’t discount Rick Perry for 2016

Is Texas Gov. Rick Perry “sitting pretty” for 2016 as one journalist put it, or is another presidential run likely to be a flop, a campaign that barely gets off the ground? At the Conservative Political Action Conference gathering last month, Perry showed that he can still deliver a stem-winder. And at a Fort Hood news conference […]

Jindal Unveils Alternative to Obamacare

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is determined to find a way back to the upper echelon of GOP presidential candidates for 2016 after finishing 10 th among presidential contenders at the Conservative Political Action Conference. The Governor announced Wednesday that he has a health plan of his own to replace ObamaCare. Show More Summary

CPAC's Music Infusion Gives Conservative Ammo for Future Culture Battles

Now that the dust has settled from all the excitement of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC 2014), and we’ve had a chance to reflect on the event and how things went for those of us who were there, one thing is...Show More Summary

L.A. Times: Conservatives Lobbying for Marijuana

The Los Angeles Times' Evan Halper documents what attendees at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington, D.C. also noted: namely, that there is a sharp rise among conservatives in enthusiasm for, and interest in, liberalizing marijuana laws. Show More Summary

How Rand Paul can win the 2016 presidential nomination

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) recently reinforced his emerging status as a legit 2016 contender, electrifying the base at the Conservative Political Action Conference and for the second time winning the CPAC straw poll. And like another freshman...Show More Summary

Citizens United Head David Bossie: Conservatism Under Attack From Within

Earlier this month at the Conservative Political Action Conference, David Bossie, the president of Citizens United and a veteran congressional investigator during the Clinton years, did not mince words. "The conservative movement," he said, "is always under attack from the left. Show More Summary

Reclaiming Conservatism

This month, the American Conservative Union's Conservative annual Political Action Conference, or CPAC, convened in Washington, D.C. This year's conference featured many of the GOP's presumed up-and-comers, people like Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, and Bobby Jindal.

What the GOP just doesn't get about Christian voters

Christian leaders at Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this year had an interesting message for religious voters: Don't take your values too seriously at the voting booth. Tom Minnery, president of Focus on the Family's...Show More Summary

Citizens United at CPAC: A Hub of Conservative Activity

Amid the droves of attendees that descended upon National Harbor for the 50th anniversary of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last week, Citizens United attracted thousands of these individuals to its events. OverShow More Summary

What would a Rand Paul vs. Hillary Clinton presidential campaign look like?

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) recently won his second consecutive presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Now, CPAC polls are hardly the best indicator of who is going to be on the Republican presidential ticket — Paul's father, former Rep. Show More Summary

Oh Dear God, No

Not much of a chance of this, but the chattering classes have to have their fun: The recent Conservative Political Action Conference provides a forum for big names. But it’s also a platform for the murmurs and asides from political strategists who’ve been everywhere and done everything, and like to speculate. Show More Summary

Conservatives Have a Terrifying Vision of America's Future

Star Wars characters promoting a book about taxes at CPAC, naturally Another Conservative Political Action Conference has come again, leaving us another straw-poll win for Rand Paul and a fresh set of scenarios for the end of America. Show More Summary

Lefty Bloggers: Media Coverage of CPAC Gives Americans Glimpses of 'Crazy' Right-Wing 'Performance Art'

The mainstream media typically pay a great deal of attention to the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. In the past few days, two prominent lefty bloggers have ventured to explain why. In a post this past Saturday, the last...Show More Summary

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