CPAC 2021 - Latest news from the Conservative Political Action Conference
Latest updates and news on the American Conservative Union's 2021 Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in Orlando, Florida.
The Devil went down to Dallas
Donald Trump is back. And he was on FIRE on Sunday night in Dallas.
YouTube deletes Trump video, freezes CPAC account
YouTube deleted a video of former President Donald Trump from the American Conservative Union’s account and prevented the group from live-streaming the former president’s Sunday CPAC speech.
Trump at CPAC hints at 2024 White House run
Former President Donald Trump on Sunday hinted at a 2024 run for the White House, prompting cheers from the crowd here at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Trump tells CPAC that movement is just getting started
Former President Donald Trump said Sunday the MAGA movement he started four years ago is far from over and promised to continue to fight on behalf of his loyal followers.
Trump wins Washington Times-CPAC straw poll
Former President Trump is the early leader among conservatives for the GOP’s 2024 presidential nomination, according to The Washington Times/CPAC poll released Sunday — but even if he’s not at the top of the ticket, conservatives said the Trump agenda must be continued.
Tommy Zegan says golden Trump sculpture is not an idol
The artist who created a 6-foot golden sculpture of former President Donald Trump — an immensely popular attraction at the Conservative Political Action Conference — bristled when liberal news media and other Trump foes compared it to the “golden calf” in the Bible.
Donald Trump CPAC speech to call for GOP unity
Former President Donald Trump on Sunday is expected to call for unity in the Republican Party when he gives his first speech since leaving office.
Trump official Richard Grenell signals run to oust Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom
Richard Grenell, a former top official in the Trump administration, on Saturday gave the strongest signal yet that he will run to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom in a recall election.
Donald Trump reigns supreme at CPAC
Former President Donald Trump has gone from reject to ruler of the roost at the nation’s largest annual gathering of conservative activists.
Sen. Rick Scott woos CPAC to bridge divide between Trump, Mitch McConnell
Sen. Rick Scott walked on stage at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference with a foot in two worlds — straddling the divide between the Republican Party establishment and the base that is wedded to former President Donald Trump.
Josh Hawley: ‘I’m not backing down’
Sen. Josh Hawley vowed Friday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, that he will not bow down in the face of the criticism he has faced over his decision to object to the certification of votes in the 2020 presidential election.
Ted Cruz gets Trump treatment at CPAC: ‘Love you, Teddy!’
Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday was swarmed by fans at CPAC who showered him with adoration usually reserved for former President Donald Trump.
Cruz jokes Orlando is nice, but not as nice as Cancun
Sen. Ted Cruz is poking fun at the backlash he has received over traveling to Mexico as a winter storm wreaked havoc on his constituents in Texas.
Ted Cruz at CPAC pushes back: ‘Who is John Boehner?’
Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday countered the contempt John Boehner has shown for him by telling grassroots activists gathered here for the Conservative Political Action Conference that the former Republican speaker of the House is a nobody.
Inside the Beltway: CPAC poised to show the way forward
It’s a first. The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is now underway in Orlando, Florida — some 850 miles away from its traditional Washington-area home but bolstered with an intensified sense of mission and purpose. There’s an evocative new motto — “America Uncanceled” — and every single event is sold out.
CPAC yanks Young Pharaoh as speaker, cites ‘reprehensible views’
The organizers of CPAC on Monday disinvited a speaker at its annual conference for what the conservative group called the speaker’s “reprehensible views.”
Trump to stake claim as presumptive 2024 GOP nominee at CPAC conference
Former President Donald Trump will reassert himself as the dominant force in the Republican Party and stake his claim as the presumptive 2024 GOP presidential nominee when he delivers a speech Sunday at the annual CPAC conference.
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Florida got it right, and the lockdown states got it wrong
"Welcome to the oasis of freedom!" Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared at the opening of his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday. "Florida got it right, and the lockdown states got it wrong!"
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Trump deficits alarm conservatives, CPAC-Washington Times poll shows
Conservative activists sent a warning shot over the bow of the Trump administration this weekend, saying they understand why spending and deficits have risen over the past few years -- but it's time to reel them in.
CPAC about-face on Mitt Romney reflects conservatives' fickle taste in leadership
Twelve years ago, conservative activists were begging former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts to stay in the Republican presidential race as an alternative to Sen. John McCain.