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Jonathan Chait: Conservatives’ Hatred for Obamacare Is Part of Their Overall 'Cleanliness Fetish'

Breaking news: next year’s CPAC will be sponsored exclusively by Ivory soap, Purell, Lysol, Pine-Sol, and Mr. Clean. OK, not really, but the joke is based on New York magazine blogger Jonathan Chait’s assertion in a Thursday post that...Show More Summary

Progressive Netroots Event Draws Fraction of News Media That CPAC Had

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

Why did more news media register to attend the conservative CPAC conference than the progressive Netroots event?

Upcoming TV Interviews With Supreme Court of Canada Justices

The Canadian Public Affairs Channel (CPAC) will broadcast a series of interviews of the Chief Justice and the Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada on July 1st, with Catherine Clark as the host.The interviews will air on the Beyond...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

Egypt MOU Philistinism: "Petition News"

The "Petitioning CPAC: Stop the import of Undocumented Egyptian heritage objects" currently has 1,334 signatures supporting the Egypt MOU, 1000 more than the coineys managed to raise against the MOU (the coiney lobbyists' claimed "91%" drops now to 19.4%). Show More Summary

Once Again: "Brent Benjamin for CPAC"?

In the light of the Ka Nefer Nefer judgement, there are loud calls tonight in antiquity collecting circles for SLAM's director Brent Benjamin to be appointed by President Obama to the CPAC. Benjamin had been appointed at the urging of his advisors by the hapless by President Bush, but he never became a member. Show More Summary

The End of GOProud

I'll get a few things out of the way. I was the Director of CPAC from 2006-2011. I fought for GOProud's inclusion. When they let me go in 2011, the board also voted to keep GOProud out. Unfortunately, that didn't change in 2012, 2013 or 2014. Show More Summary

GOProud Goes Out Of Business And No One Notices

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

When last we heard from GOProud, it was celebrating a pitiful victory: being able to attend CPAC, the big right-wing shindig from which it had previously been banned. As it turns out, that will be the last we’ll ever hear from GOProud. The organization dedicated to proving that LGBT wingnuts can be just as obnoxious as their […]

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3 months agoNews : Reason

"They were buying condoms and wearing their CPAC credentials and I just thought it was hilarious." -Red State Editor in Chief Erick Erickson, on young men making contraception purchases near the annual Conservative Political Action Conference,...Show More Summary

The pre-MOU MOU

Richard Banks assures the CPAC ( Comment on DOS-2014-0008-0001 - 14th May 2014): Law abiding collectors have been respecting the MOU with Egypt since the early 1980’s. I think we can fairly say Mr Banks has not the foggiest idea of what he's talking about.

No Chipotle Stand At CPAC

Whether they know it or not, I think Chipotle just entered the culture wars, asking customers not to bring their guns to their stores.

Is Dr. Ben Carson Going to Run for President?

A better question might be should Dr. Ben Carson run for president? It’s no secret that Dr. Carson enjoys tremendous support from American conservatives. When he spoke at CPAC in March of this year, the audience was sprinkled with s...

Commenting on the comments

This explains admirably the difference between what was asked of the public comments, and what the CPAC actually got from most of the commenators: Proposed U.S.-Egypt MoU Attracts Contrasting Comments from Heritage Preservationists and Ancient Coin Collectors Cultural Heritage Lawyer, Thursday, May 15, 2014. Show More Summary

CPAC Comments: Not Letting the Facts Get in the Way of a USeful Story

Sayles addresses CPAC It seems great minds think alike, or at least differently from the little minds. Professor Nathan Elkins has written an interesting post on his numismatics blog ("Import Restrictions and Coins: Lobbying, Duplicity, and Ancient Egypt's Closed Currency System" May 14, 2014). Show More Summary

"Go Forth and Be Creative": The Penultimate Push

By the evening of the 12th May there were still only 26 comments on the CPAC docket for the Egypt MOU. Obviously this was not very comfortable for the folks taking money tpo represent the dealers in the face of increased pressure on the USA to so something about antiquity smuggling. Show More Summary

My CPAC Comment

The deadline just snuck up on me, but I got a comment in - and I'm quite pleaxed with it for two reasons. Firstly its one of the few comments in the whole docket that actually mentions (OK, in passing) the four/five elements people are...Show More Summary

Vote Riggers and Dead Elephants: Coineys Cheating on the CPAC

Commercial exploitation Steve Battelle, coin collector no doubt wants to make sure his views get heard by the CPAC. So he sent his comment early on - 21st April 2014 ("Ancient Coins should be excluded from the items regulated by cultural...Show More Summary

Collecting, Love-and-Peace wish

Flowers for CPAC Bob Pert wrote the CPAC a love poem and posted it on their public website: "I collect old coins.There are millions of them around.Egypt should protect their antiquities but I should be able to collect old coins...Can't we all just get along?STOP the smuggling, and we can. That is the whole idea of the 1970 UNESCO Convention. Will America do its part?

Mr Albert is Back

US Coin collector Thomas Albert makes a public comment on the CCPIA to the CPAC and Department of State... Oh, wow. He thinks there shou;ld be no MOU with Egypt, because coin collectors, he holds, "are the custodians of history". MrShow More Summary

Egypt MOU: Sign the Petition

Even though the originator of the Change.org petition gave it a misleading title, I urge my readers who do not feel able to submit a whole public comment to the CPAC to consider signing it: Monica Hanna (Cairo, Egypt) is petitioning CPAC: "Stop the import of Egyptian heritage objects". Show More Summary

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