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CPAC 2017 - Latest news from the Conservative Political Action Conference

CPAC 2017 - Latest news from the Conservative Political Action Conference

Latest updates and news on the American Conservative Union's 2017 Political Action Conference (CPAC) held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.

Recent Stories

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, right, accompanied by White House strategist Stephen Bannon, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Conservatives more united than mainstream media reports

Conservatives acknowledge that President Trump is not a purist, and establishment conservatives have criticized him on issues such as infrastructure spending and trade. But even the conservative establishment can agree that Mr. Trump is making a concerted effort to keep his campaign promises.

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

'This is our time,' Pence tells CPAC

- The Washington Times

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday told Conservative Political Action Conference attendees it's "our time" to usher in a conservative vision for the country, and exalted President Trump as a "fighter" and "winner" who never quits or backs down.

Several of President Trump's former opponents for the Republican Party nomination will speak at the opening of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Thursday, including Sen. Ted Cruz and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. (Associated press photographs)

Conservatives remain unsure of Trump after divisive 2016 election season

- The Washington Times

The activists who will gather in suburban Maryland this week for the Conservative Political Action Conference are thrilled to have control of all the political levers of power in Washington -- but are still not entirely sure about the shotgun marriage they've been forced into with the man at the top, President Trump.

In this Jan. 25, 2017, file photo, Milo Yiannopoulos speaks on campus in the Mathematics building at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. (Jeremy Papasso/Daily Camera via AP, File)

Conservative provocateur Yiannopoulos dumped by CPAC

- The Washington Times

Conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos will no longer appear at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) after being prompted to clarify that he does not support pedophilia following comments in a recently-unearthed interview.

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.