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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at dsherfinski@washingtontimes.com.

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Supporters cheered President Donald Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference a year after placing him fourth in a straw poll. (Associated Press)

Conservatives rally around Trump agenda

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. Published February 26, 2017

President Trump told grass-roots activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last week that he plans to build up the nation's military.

Conservatives back Trump's foreign policy

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. Published February 26, 2017

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Sheriff David Clarke tells CPAC: 'The rule of law doesn't divide us'

Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. of Milwaukee County, Wisc. helped close out the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference with a show of support for law enforcement, telling grassroots activists on Saturday that "blue lives matter in America" and that the rule of law is part of American culture. Published February 25, 2017

President Donald Trump applauds as he stands with Judge Neil Gorsuch in the East Room of the White House in Washington, after announcing Gorsuch as his nominee for the Supreme Court, int his Jan. 31, 2017, file photo. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

CPAC/TWT straw poll urges GOP to go 'nuclear' to get Gorsuch on Supreme Court

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. Published February 25, 2017

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Rep. Kevin Brady touts border adjustment tax at CPAC

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady on Friday touted congressional Republicans' proposal to impose a new tax on imports, as President Trump sent signals he could now be open to such a move. Published February 24, 2017

White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon is former chief at Breitbart News, an outlet for alt-right debate, making the links harder to break. (Associated Press)

CPAC expels 'alt-right' leader, declares war on movement

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. Published February 23, 2017

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

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. Published February 23, 2017

Jim DeMint, president of the Heritage Foundation (Associated Press) **FILE**

Jim DeMint: Obamacare a 'cancer' on health care system

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. Published February 23, 2017