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  • In with the New: Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, says social media, online events and email alerts will play bigger roles. (Gage Skidmore/Special to The Washington Times)

    Face of change at American Conservative Union: Matt Schlapp is ready to ruffle feathers

    Matt Schlapp, the new chairman of the American Conservative Union and its first born after the group's founding a half-century ago, is moving quickly to put a uniquely 21st-century touch on one of the political right's most sacred establishments.

  • **FILE** Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union (Gage Skidmore)

    Koch network says no ties to new ACU chief

    Koch Industries is distancing itself from Matt Schlapp, the new chairman of the American Conservative Union, who used to run the Washington political shop for the network of companies and political organizations associated with Charles and David Koch.

  • In the wings: Matt Schlapp, who has broad experience and connections in politics, is expected to be chairman of the American Conservative Union. (Gage Skidmore)

    Matthew Schlapp is leading candidate to head American Conservative Union

    Matthew Schlapp, a seasoned political player with ties to former President George W. Bush and deep-pocketed conservative activists, is poised to take over as chairman of the American Conservative Union, said a member of the group's board of directors.

  • Cardenas to step down as ACU leader

    Al Cardenas is stepping down as chairman of the American Conservative Union after spending more than three years leading the nation's oldest grass-roots conservative organization.

  • Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) supporters applaud as he speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held at the Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    SKLAR: Faith, freedom and a new generation at CPAC

    This month I attended my 11th consecutive Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a project of the American Conservative Union (ACU), which drew 11,000 people to Washington, D.C. from every state in the country.

  • Sen. Rand Paul (R-K.Y.) speaks at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (C.P.A.C.) held at the Gaylord National Hotel, National Harbor, Md., Thursday, March 14, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Question for CPAC-goers: Is Congress relevant anymore?

    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.

  • Conservative UNITER: Ronald Reagan was one of the speakers at the Conservative Political Action Conference in 1986 and at the group's first gathering in 1974, when nearly 1,000 people listened to California's governor at the time. Stan Evans, the ACU chairman who presided over that conference, said it was simple back then: "Are you for Reagan or not?" (Getty Images)

    ACU at 50: Strong and looking ahead

    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.

  • Sen. Thad Cochran (left) of Mississippi appears to be the only longtime Republican officeholder to face a tough challenge in his primary battle for re-election this year. State Sen. Chris McDaniel also has status among voters by having a high political post. (Associated Press)

    Tea party loses some steam in GOP races

    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.

  • **FILE** Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, during a news conference with conservative Congressional Republicans at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Cruz, Lee among top scorers in ACU conservative survey

    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.

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Sens. Pat Roberts (left) and Sam Brownback, both Kansas Republicans, vow to block White House nominees unless they get answers about a reported transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees to the federal prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

    Tea party targets conservative Sen. Pat Roberts

    Pat Roberts has amassed one of the most conservative records in the Senate, so it was a surprise to many analysts this year when a Republican primary challenger vowed to run to the three-term senator's right.

  • New ACU director takes aim at debt, poverty, size of government

    The American Conservative Union's newly named executive director is setting an ambitious strategy, hoping to motivate and provide tools to conservatives that will help them reverse the growth of government, the mounting national debt and the spreading poverty he believes threaten the foundation of America's freedoms.

  • ON THE HUNT: Dan Schneider, who has helped officials fill key federal positions, said, "I looked for the most aggressive, effective conservatives who will fight against the Obama agenda within the belly of Obama's federal beast." (Sean Sheridan/American Conservative Union)

    New ACU director takes aim at debt, poverty, big government

    NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: The American Conservative Union's newly named executive director is setting an ambitious strategy, hoping to motivate and provide tools to conservatives that will help them reverse the growth of government, the mounting national debt and the spreading poverty he believes threaten the foundation of America's freedoms.

  • President Obama gives a thumbs up to a supporter at a campaign rally at the Community College of Aurora in Aurora, Colo. on Nov. 4, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Obama aims to make it 'easy' for GOP to back immigration reform

    President Obama on Tuesday summoned leading CEOs to the White House to showcase support for a broad immigration reform package, telling Republicans that the business community's position should make it "easy" to get the measure through the House.

  • Virginia Delegate Scott Lingamfelter (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Style may trump substance in GOP vote for Virginia lieutenant governor

    With a slew of candidates who many in Virginia still don't know much about, the wide open contest for the Republican nomination to be the state's next lieutenant governor may actually come down to style over substance.

  • Illustration: New conservative by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    MCNICOLL: A contentious generation of conservatives

    It has only just begun, but CPAC 2013 already has endured some harsh criticism.

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