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  • 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.


  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, pictured in his office at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J., on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013,  has earned nearly universal praise for his handling of Superstorm Sandy, the state's worst natural disaster. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    FLASHBACK: CPAC: Chris Christie snubbed for criticizing GOP on Sandy relief

    The list of speakers at next month's CPAC, the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, will not include New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — a snub the potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate earned, organizers said, because of his harsh criticism earlier this year of fellow Republicans over Superstorm Sandy spending.


  • CARDENAS: Republicans too white, male, old

    Republicans did not win in 2012 because we are too white, too male and too old. Some still don't want to face the truth that we lost because the fastest-growing sectors of our population are entrenched in the Democratic Party.


  • ** FILE ** George Allen (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Allen wins endorsement of key conservative group

    U.S. Senate candidate George Allen picked up a key endorsement Wednesday, winning the backing of the American Conservative Union PAC ahead of the second GOP primary date scheduled for Friday.


  • 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.


  • Illustration: CPAC by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    MAGILL: Defend CPAC from phony conservatives

    Many conservative organizations have chosen to boycott this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), but Veterans in Defense of Liberty will be there in force. Our group is going to CPAC to fulfill our sworn and solemn oath to "defend and protect the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic." Unfortunately, the nation's pre-eminent grass-roots conservative gathering has become a showcase for the enemies of the American tradition.


  • Cardenas

    Conservative group to get 1st new chief in 27 years

    Alberto Cardenas, who escaped from communist Cuba when he was 12, was elected Wednesday as the new chairman of the American Conservative Union, the first change at the top of the prominent conservative organization in more than a quarter-century.


  • Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican

    'Old school' Hatch girds for new wave in primary

    Orrin Hatch has served Utah for many years — maybe too many. The political mood among Republican voters favors fresh faces with tea party connections, and while the 76-year-old Mr. Hatch may be a veritable political institution in his state, he's not exactly fresh.


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