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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - American Conservative Union
Like kissing the ring of a mafia don, a Republican who wants to run for president has to speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.
In years past, the Conservative Action Political Conference — CPAC — has proved a model of management and organization. Doubtless, it will again when the three-day event gets rolling. Ah, but it's an art too.
The year the American Conservative Union began, Ronald Reagan was a newly minted Republican, Nikita Khrushchev had been recently ousted as leader of the Soviet Union, and the U.S. was just beginning to deepen its involvement in the Vietnam War.
Thousands of conservative activists descend Thursday on the nation’s capital for three days of discussions, panels, debates and speeches, and there’s a once-unthinkable slate of questions on their agenda.
Three decades after libertarians and social conservatives teamed up to help elect Ronald Reagan president, those on both sides are wondering whether they still have enough in common to keep the marriage going.
This year's Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll includes more than two dozen names for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, signaling just how wide open the race is.
Tea party challenges to Republican senators are fizzling across the country, leaving Mississippi as the only state where a longtime Republican officeholder is seriously endangered by a primary threat from his right.
House Speaker John A. Boehner, who has tangled repeatedly with the right wing of the Republican Party, has not been invited to this week's Conservative Political Action Conference.
Prominent Republicans see no evidence that their party's electoral successes have advanced the cause of limited government and moral governance.
The American Conservative Union announced Thursday its 43rd annual conservative ratings guide for members of Congress and Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, was among the perfect scores, to the surprise of few or none.
It's all a matter of Ann Coulter vs ? The cool blonde with the brilliant mind and unflappable mien seeks a liberal debating partner for an event that is the equivalent of New Year's Eve, Fourth of July and maybe Thanksgiving Day for conservatives. That's the Conservative Political Action Conference — CPAC — now just nine days off.
As they head into their third election since their 2010 Pledge to America, House Republicans have checked off some of the easier items they promised voters, but most of the heavy lifting remains a work in progress — and on some, including imposing spending cuts, they've recently begun to backtrack.
Eighteen and counting: that's how many fundraising appearances President Obama has committed to attend as the 2014 midterm election season grinds into gear. But he has some help this week, and it's only the beginning.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has accepted an invitation to speak at next month's Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC.
Dr. Ben Carson will be a featured speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in March, joining other confirmed guests such as Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida at the annual gathering of grassroots conservatives.