Sen. Ted Cruz won The Washington Times/CPAC presidential preference straw poll Saturday, giving him an extra boost as he tries to urge conservatives to rally behind him as GOP leaders search for a candidate who can stop Donald Trump's march to the nomination.
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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida on Saturday told the conservative grassroots that the country's young people won't have a chance if Democrats keep control of the White House -- or if the conservative movement is "hijacked" by someone who's not a conservative.
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Saturday he's not surprised that Donald Trump pulled out of his appearance at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, suggesting the New York billionaire and GOP presidential front-runner is not a conservative.
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas issued a staunch defense of law enforcement at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday and said Democrats refuse to say "all lives matter."
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas led off his address at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday by highlighting the absence of 2016 GOP presidential rival Donald Trump, who has cancelled his planned Saturday appearance.
Rep. Mark Meadows believes there's still time for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to claim the Republican nomination although he's trailing businessman Donald Trump in delegate votes and has a narrow path to the nomination.
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.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich pitched his anti-establishment credentials to conservative activists Friday, kicking off his address at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) by highlighting his advocacy for former President Ronald Reagan's ultimately unsuccessful quest for the GOP presidential nomination in 1976.
Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Friday it's time for Republicans to coalesce around GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump and stop their divisive plans to deride the business mogul's path to the nomination.
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump will not attend the Conservative Political Action Conference, further deepening a rift among conservative activists over the billionaire businessman's commitment to their movement.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Friday the odds of a contested convention to decide the party's 2016 presidential nominee are "very small" and pledged the party's full-fledged support for the eventual nominee.
U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn said Friday she'd be open to becoming GOP front-runner Donald Trump's vice president if he wins the nomination, and she believes the party is prepared to rally around him come November.
The traditionalist and libertarian wings of the conservative movement have long disagreed on the issue of gay marriage, but an ideologically diverse panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday was able to find common cause amid the fault lines.
Hoping to restrain the ideological civil war in their own midst, Republican leaders begged grass-roots conservatives Thursday to rally to the party and warned of apocalyptic consequences if Hillary Clinton wins the White House.
Wayne Lapierre, the executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association, said Thursday if Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton wants a fight in November, his group will oblige.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Thursday that people who want to combat poverty should look to solutions from localities, and that the federal government should mind "supply lines" -- not the front lines.
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.
Libertarian presidential hopeful Gary Johnson called on conservatives Thursday to get him into this year's presidential debates, saying he's the candidate for people serious about reducing the size and scope of government.
Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania said Thursday that the Republican party and conservatives are divided on the issue of immigration, and that every law passed in the country should be done with the best interests of America in mind.
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.
GOP Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska said Thursday Americans are living in a time of "constitutional crisis," launching a full-throated defense of the U.S. Constitution and First Amendment rights he said are getting lost on certain college students' desire for "safe spaces."
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.
When Sen. Marco Rubio left the stage at his first Conservative Political Action Conference in 2010, some in the audience were convinced they were watching a future presidential contender -- the Republican Party's response to President Obama.
Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, spoke with The Washington Times on the eve of this weekend's annual Conservative Political Action Conference. The ACU sponsors the event.
Donald Trump enters the annual Conservative Political Action Conference this week as the Republican presidential front-runner, but he is still getting the cold shoulder from millennial voters like Kyle Foley.
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Sen. Rand Paul won The Washington Times/CPAC presidential preference straw poll for the third time in a row while Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker surged to second place, as they trounced the rest of a strong but crowded field of potential candidates Saturday.
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.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush followed through Friday on his promise not to pander to the party's activists base, standing his ground on a couple of thorny issues that most grass-roots conservatives can't stomach.
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina took direct aim at the record of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Thursday, charging that there are gaps between Mrs. Clinton's words and actions on issues like women's rights.