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  • Audience members applaud as Former Presidential Candidate Michele Bachmann speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held at the Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC, Thursday, February 9, 2012. The annual political conference draws thousands of supporters and prominent conservative figures. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

    Inside the Beltway

    A certain melancholia can descend upon conservatives who just can't get to the annual CPAC gathering.

  • Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who won the South Carolina Republican presidential primary, laughs while speaking during a victory party on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Florida suddenly within Gingrich's grasp

    Mitt Romney has long had the edge in money and staffing in Florida, but Newt Gingrich's big win Saturday night in South Carolina has blown the Jan. 31 primary in the Sunshine State wide open.

  • American Conservative Chairman Al Cardenas says his group will begin awarding grades to state lawmakers in five 2012 battleground states this year. (Associated Press)

    Conservative group to give grades in five states

    The American Conservative Union will begin awarding grades to state lawmakers in five 2012 general election battleground states this year, ACU Chairman Al Cardenas said.

  • Budget cuts too small for many conservatives

    They don't want to undermine the work of their congressional allies, but leading conservatives and Republican presidential hopefuls are already voicing their displeasure with the spending-cut and budget deals taking shape on Capitol Hill.

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