Dr. Ben Carson won the Western Conservative Summit's annual presidential straw poll Sunday, capping a three-day extravaganza billed as the "rally on the right."
Conservatives Rising in the West - The 2014 Western Conservative Summit
The latest news and analysis on the revival of conservatism in the West along with coverage of the Western Conservative Summit held July 18-20, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, Colorado.
Wherever Dr. Ben Carson goes, so does the grassroots army that's trying to recruit him to run for president.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal kicked off the Western Conservative Summit by telling the crowd that what fears most about President Obama is his push to redefine the American dream.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin urged the grassroots Saturday to support her call for the impeachment of President Obama, imploring conservatives to push the idea with Congress.
Five years ago, John Andrews was casting about for a signature event to put the newly founded Centennial Institute on the map, when he realized that there is probably no place politicos would rather visit in the summer than Colorado.
With less than four months to go before Election Day, Orange County Republicans in California are confident that at least two of the four Asian-American GOP women running in high-profile local and state races will emerge victorious, helping to change the face of the party overnight.
Will major campaign donors and 2016 GOP presidential primary voters see the former prosecutor and daughter of a Texas deputy sheriff as a good fit for president of a nation where Hispanics account for 54 million out of a total population of 316 million?
The road to a Republican majority in the Senate could hinge on what happens in Alaska, where Sen. Mark Begich is fighting for his political life and, like other vulnerable Democrats, is trying to distance himself from President Obama and some of Mr. Obama's unpopular policies.
Whether he runs or not, Texas Gov. Rick Perry commands plenty of attention on the 2016 Republican presidential stage, and he knows it.
I have three questions for my Democratic colleagues in the Senate: Should Congress be able to ban books? Should Congress be able to ban films? Should Congress be able to ban groups such as the NAACP, the National Rifle Association and the Sierra Club from speaking?
After a landslide victory in 2008, Barack Obama and his political advisors vowed to not only fundamentally change America, but to lock down their victory by fundamentally changing the politics of the American West.
Not so long ago, the American West was fertile ground for conservative thought, action, and leadership. It was the region that remained most faithful to the nation's founding principles of personal freedom, rugged individualism, and economic freedom. It prided itself on being the nation's political frontier, a place that maintained its fiercely devoted embrace of the pioneering spirit that gave rise to America's continental expansion and ultimately, its superpower status.
The issue of land ownership in America is as old as this nation, itself. However, still, Americans in the West are forced to live in states and work on lands that the federal government greedily declares is theirs, not ours.
"Contrition is BS." Press secretary Ronald Ziegler's acid tone shocked me and he didn't use the initials. It was 1973, a bad year in a bad decade for America. I was a young speechwriter in the Nixon White House, assigned to gather input from Ziegler and national security advisor Henry Kissinger for a TV address that we hoped would put the president's Watergate troubles behind him.
As a woman who moved from the left to the right, I've watched with some interest the political discussion about how conservatives can address women's issues and win our support.
Most people have heard by now that the locals out West are getting a little restless, as they have every other generation or so since the mid-19th century.