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.
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Latest updates and news on the American Conservative Union's 2015 Political Action Conference (CPAC) held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.
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. Published February 28, 2015
Capping the the second to last day of the Conservative Political Action Conference, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Friday that it is time to rebuild the nation's military to confront bad actors around the world and to protect the nation.
The pro-life political headway gained in 2014 has to be expanded in the next election, pro-life leaders told a standing-room-only session at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday.
Income inequality would shrink if a larger majority of families were made of married mothers and fathers raising their children, panelists told a session at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday.
Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania pitched himself as a battle-tested conservative who stands for "the little guy" at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday, saying foreign experience is key for someone to square off against former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016.
Ronald Reagan was a frequent guest in the 1970s, calling CPAC his favorite political gathering.
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.
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky was at home addressing the traditionally libertarian-leaning Conservative Political Action Conference Friday, calling for an American national defense "unencumbered by nation building" and telling the crowd that their phone records are none of the government's business.
"Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson shared a biblical tip Friday on how to shrink the chances of getting a sexually transmitted disease: promote traditional marriage.
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said Friday that the United States must protect its interests while promoting stability abroad and called for an end of foreign aid to "haters of America."
Conservatives say Islamist terrorism is the biggest threat to U.S. national security, trumping the dangers of more traditional enemies such as Iran or Russia, according to The Washington Times/CPAC flash poll at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.
New York real estate mogul Donald Trump said Friday there is at least a 75 percent chance that he is running for president.
Sen. Marco Rubio said Friday the nation must play a larger role in confronting bad actors on the world stage, blaming the "Obama-Clinton" foreign policy for making the nation less safe.
A fired-up Rick Perry warned the crowd Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in suburban Washington that "at no time in the last 25 years has the future been more uncertain and the world more dangerous than it is today."
Sen. Ted Cruz fanned the flames of right-wing rebellion Thursday, telling thousands of activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference that they are being betrayed by Republican leaders in Congress over immigration.
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.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pushed back Thursday against the idea that his presidential aspirations are doomed following a series of tough headlines coming out of the Garden State.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is not scheduled to appear here at CPAC until Friday, but there is already a movement already underway to stage an informal protest when he hits the stage.
Kicking off a slate of speakers at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), retired neurologist Ben Carson alluded to his recently being added — and removed — from an extremist watch list in criticizing what he called the left's propensity to "re-label and name things."
Beneath the preening for the Republican presidential nomination at the Conservative Political Action Conference is a fight for the second spot on the ticket, though it's a battle none of the potential candidates will admit to trying to win.
In an exclusive interview with The Washington Times, Ben S. Carson said radical Islamic terrorists threaten the United States, and he called for boots on the ground to defeat the organization.
Seventeen potential candidates — including current and former governors, senators and political outsiders — are part of the 2015 GOP presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference, which opens Wednesday and runs through Saturday just outside Washington.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush returns this week to the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, marking one of the earliest chances he has had since he announced he was exploring a presidential bid to face a major gathering of grass-roots conservative activists, many of whom are wary of his ties to the GOP establishment.
The gay conservative group Log Cabin Republicans announced on Monday that it will be able to participate in a panel discussion at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, following years of being excluded from the event.
The Conservative Political Action Conference is the biggest annual gathering of Republican leaders and conservative activists, but neither Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell nor House Speaker John A. Boehner is scheduled to make the 10-mile drive from Capitol Hill to speak to CPAC this year, underscoring the lingering tensions between Republican Washington leadership and the party's grass roots.
From the stage to the schedule, there's something palpably different about this year's Conservative Political Action Conference. Sure, there are still plenty of big names planned for the main stage and enough hoopla to create a political Super Bowl atmosphere in Washington.