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Surprises all around at CPAC 2010

Liz Cheney wowed the Conservative Political Action Conference crowd on Thursday when she introduced her father as a surprise guest to CPAC attendees. According to American Conservative Union's (ACU), the organization that hosts the event, David Keene very few people knew that the former Vice President would speak today.

Videos: Liz Cheney surprises CPAC 2010 attendees with dad in tow

The Cheneys deployed a tag team strategy today at CPAC when Liz Cheney introduced her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, to the surprise of attendees. Check out the videos below of both father and daughter taking shots at the Obama administration's poor handling of the war on terror.

The united colors of the John Birch Society

The Conservative Political Action Conference faced criticism for allowing the controversial group known as the John Birch Society to become a co-sponsor this year. JBS was denounced by conservative conservative icon William F. Buckley and has been called racist as well as anti-Semitic. The group, however, strongly disagrees.

Conservative leaders publicly unveil 'Mount Vernon Statement' in Virginia library

As conservative activists land in Washington, D.C. to gather at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, leaders of the conservative movement are meeting at the Collingwood Library in Alexandria, Virginia today at 2:30 PM to publicly unveil become known as the Mount Vernon Statement. This updated conservative doctrine is similar to the 1960 Sharon Statement which was created by movement leaders fifty years ago and signed at William F. Buckley's home in Connecticut. 

CPAC expecting more attendees than last year's record number

Hosted by the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACU), the annual three-day Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) gears up on Thursday at Washington, D.C.'s, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Organizers do not seem concerned whatsoever about turnout this week. Last year’s CPAC brought forth reportedly 9,000 attendees from all over the country, which was a record number for the yearly event, and CPAC staffers are expecting more this year.

Al Gore on 'climate crisis' : 'Worse than we thought'

  In the midst of heavy snow fall all over the United States  and a recent admission from global warming advocate Phil Jones that there has been no warming since 1995, former Vice President Al Gore is sticking to his guns. In a February 12 statement, he writes on his website about the "unfolding climate crisis."  

Card game mocks Obama administration spending

A fresh new card game called Obama Nation from the seller Twisted Entertainment has hit the online marketplace. Obama Nation, described as a cross between Go Fish and Old Maid, calls itself the "trillion dollar bailout" game.

Video: Cheney hints at support for repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'

On ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, former Vice President Dick Cheney discussed his thoughts with host Jonathan Karl about the Obama administration's handling of terror suspects and the war in Iraq. He was also asked whether or not the military policy commonly known as "don't ask, don't tell," which keeps homosexual members in the military from serving openly, should be repealed.