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CPAC 2016 - Latest news from the Conservative Political Action Conference

CPAC 2016 - Latest news from the Conservative Political Action Conference

Latest updates and news on the American Conservative Union's 2016 Political Action Conference (CPAC) held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.

Recent Stories

Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during a Republican presidential primary debate at Fox Theatre, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

CPAC: John Kasich predicts brokered Republican convention

- The Washington Times

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Friday predicted there will be a contested Republican convention to decide the party's presidential nominee and that he doesn't think any candidate will get to the required 1,237 delegates needed to secure the nomination outright before Cleveland.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at the Signature Flight Hangar at Port-Columbus International Airport, Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Donald Trump is hard to stomach for CPAC activists

- The Washington Times

Businessman Donald Trump could be walking into hostile territory this week when he appears at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, where grassroots activists say they don't see the New York billionaire as part of their flock and say the idea of supporting him stinks.

Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said front-runner Donald Trump should turn over his tax returns, and made reference to a "bombshell" awaiting therein. Mr. Trump endorsed Mr. Romney in 2012. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Mitt Romney's slam on Donald Trump gets mixed reaction at CPAC

- The Washington Times

Mitt Romney's decision to take on Donald Trump, calling him a "phony" and asking fellow Republicans to boycott the GOP presidential front-runner in the election booths this spring, was met with mixed reaction from the Republican crowd gathered at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks in Madison on Sept. 21, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Scott Walker: The conservative movement is alive and well

- The Washington Times

In his first appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference since entering -- and leaving -- the 2016 GOP presidential race, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker kicked off CPAC Thursday morning by touting the work of his fellow Republican governors and telling conservatives their movement is strong in states throughout the country.

Recent Opinion Columns

Illustration on the need for a guiding viewpoint in the GOP field by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Welcoming the new voices of conservatism

I have been a friend and supporter of Jeb Bush since he first ran for governor of Florida. He lost his first race but went on to serve two terms as perhaps the most effective conservative governor of his generation and certainly one of the best in Florida history.

From The Vault

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gestures while speaking during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Cutting federal spending should be Congress's top priority: TWT/CPAC poll

- The Washington Times

Conservatives say reducing federal spending should be the Republican-led Congress's top priority this session, beating out confrontations with President Obama over his immigration executive actions, Obamacare, and the Keystone XL pipeline, according to The Washington Times/CPAC flash poll at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.