President Trump took firm grasp of the reins of the conservative movement over the past week, using a major address at the Conservative Political Action Conference to assure them that "now you finally have a president" and promising to make their goals a reality.
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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.
Conservatives say they already see glimpses of President Ronald Reagan's "peace through strength" combining with President Trump's own motto of "America first" and a dash of unpredictability into an as-yet-to-be-defined "Trump doctrine" for foreign policy -- but they express absolute faith in Mr. Trump to avoid nation-building, eradicate the Islamic State and keep adversaries guessing.
Conservative activists are overwhelmingly ready for Senate Republicans to trigger the "nuclear option" and force Judge Neil Gorsuch onto the Supreme Court, according to the 2017 CPAC/Washington Times straw poll, which also showed the activists feel the GOP doesn't have Mr. Trump's back.
Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association, pledged Friday that his organization will have President Trump's back "for the next eight years."
President Trump received a raucous reception at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference Friday, thanking the "power of the people" for electing him and slamming the "fake news" media for much of his address.
Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Trump, said Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference that the Islamic State terrorist group will be defeated "rapidly," while allowing that the battle against the underlying ideology behind it is likely to take longer.
President Trump's top advisers assured conservatives Thursday that he will keep pressing on "all of those promises" that got him elected, rejected reports of chaos within the White House and accused a hostile press of trying to undermine the new administration.
Conservative leaders declared war on the ethno-nationalist "alt-right" Thursday, tossing one of that movement's top figures out of the Conservative Political Action Conference, saying they don't want their causes tainted by racist, sexist or anti-Semitic messages.
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 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.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Thursday that a newly rescinded Obama administration order that had mandated bathroom access in public schools based on gender identity was an example of "overreach."
Richard Spencer, a leader in the ethno-nationalist "alt-right" movement, was booted from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday.
Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday predicted that there will be another Supreme Court vacancy "this summer," on top of the current opening on the high court left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Former Sen. Jim DeMint, the president of the Heritage Foundation, said Thursday that Obamacare has become a "cancer" on the country's health care system and must be removed immediately.
Dan Schneider, the executive director of the American Conservative Union, on Thursday denounced the ethno-nationalist "alt-right" movement as an anti-Semitic, racist and sexist force trying to worm its way into the conservative movement.
Sen. Ted Cruz and former Sen. Harry Reid didn't see eye to eye on many things, but the Texas Republican says he's found himself toasting his former political nemesis in recent weeks for having triggered the nuclear option.
Helping kick off the Conservative Political Action Conference, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told grass-roots activists gathered in suburban Maryland on Thursday that they were part and parcel of President Trump's historic campaign and victory.
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.
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.
President Trump will speak at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this week, organizers announced Monday.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.