It's been a little more than a month since The Associated Press revealed that the Justice Department had gained access to its phone records. The news organization came out swinging: CEO Gary Pruitt declared the action a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" and "unconstitutional." Now he's ready to explore "the way forward," he says, this time taking his case to the National Press Club.
Former Rep. Allen West said in a fundraising email that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is more harmful to America's constitutional future than the leader of al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri.Former Rep. Allen B. West, Florida Republican, said in a fundraising email that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is more harmful to America's constitutional future than the leader of al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri.
Those who recall the Air Force's Strategic Air Command and the intense days of the Cold War will be pleased to know that "peace through strength," the motto of the aforementioned command, is still alive and well, adopted as the philosophy behind the Center for Security Policy. "SAC" was home to a host of formidable bombers and intercontinental ballistic missiles from 1946 to 1992.
Old Glory is a presence at the Conservative Political Action Conference. There are four immense American flags surrounding the main stage where all things CPAC transpire. There's some magic here of the Reagan variety.
Young conservatives have descended on this year's Conservative Political Action Conference in search of ideas, skills and connections they can use to sway their undecided and liberal-leaning peers, but many say they could use a little more help from the older generation of conservative leaders.
One thing's for sure about the Conservative Political Action Conference, which begins Thursday. It starts bright and early at 8 a.m. sharp, and on a note of traditional patriotism and respectful gravitas, countering critics at Politico who already have declared that "CPAC muddle mirrors GOP mess," and deemed the event a "carnival."
Elections watchdog group True the Vote has filed a federal lawsuit against St. Lucie County Elections Supervisor Gertrude Walker for failure to comply with federal law after the congressional race and recount between then-Rep. Allen B. West and his challenger, current Rep. Patrick Murphy.
Viewer interest will likely intensify now that Sen. Joe Manchin III asked MTV to cancel "Buckwild," a new reality TV show that the West Virginia Democrat says promotes unsavory, inaccurate stereotypes about the Mountain State. He's also troubled that MTV will profit from the provocative backwoods shenanigans.
Pawing through the ashes of Mitt Romney defeat, it's clear that if the Republican Party wants to compete nationally, it has to do several things, such as re-message timeless traditional values, attract more young and minority voters -- particularly Hispanics -- and do a better job of getting out the vote.