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CPAC 2018 - Latest news from the Conservative Political Action Conference

CPAC 2018 - Latest news from the Conservative Political Action Conference

Latest updates and news on the American Conservative Union's 2018 Political Action Conference (CPAC) held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.

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President Donald Trump delivers remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Anti-Trumpers rest in peace at CPAC, Times poll shows

- The Washington Times

President Trump has taken firm reins of the conservative movement in the U.S. according to the CPAC-Washington Times poll that found grassroots leaders on the political right thrilled with just about everything he's doing -- except his tweeting.

FILE - In this April 6, 2011 file photo, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. addresses an Americans for Prosperity "Cut Spending Now," rally on Capitol Hill in Washington. It’s the weird issue that won’t go away, and it’s forcing GOP presidential contenders and other Republican leaders to pick sides: do they think President Obama was born outside the United States and is therefore disqualified to be president? Polls show that a remarkable  two-thirds of all Republican voters either think Obama was born abroad or they aren’t sure. With Donald Trump stirring the pot, other potential candidates are distancing themselves from his comments to varying degrees. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Tea party pushed to Trump's shadow at CPAC

- The Washington Times

As CPAC gears up for its latest iteration, the tea party has been defeated on Capitol Hill, where Republicans and Democrats are competing to outbid each other on spending, and defanged on the campaign trail, where being a Trump candidate is far more important than winning tea party backing within Republican circles.

Start your engines: CPAC arrives Wednesday

- The Washington Times

The Conservative Political Action Conference - CPAC - rumbles to life in 24 hours. Doors open Wednesday for activism training and assorted receptions that herald a mammoth event which cheers up conservatives, whether they attend or not.

National Rifle Association analyst and broadcast host Dana Loesch is among the many speakers who will appear at CPAC, which begins Feb. 21. The event typically draws in 13,000 attendees from all over the U.S. (American Conservative Union)

Cheer up: CPAC countdown now underway

- The Washington Times

It is an annual rite of spring for conservatives, and the countdown is now underway. Here comes CPAC -- the Conservative Political Action Conference -- which begins Feb. 21 and features three days of robust speeches, rousing moments, authentic patriotism and profound reassurance that conservatism is thriving and gutsy.

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From The Vault

Supporters cheered President Donald Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference a year after placing him fourth in a straw poll. (Associated Press)

Conservatives rally around Trump agenda

- The Washington Times

President Trump took firm grasp of the reins of the conservative movement over the past week, using a major address at the Conservative Political Action Conference to assure them that "now you finally have a president" and promising to make their goals a reality.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gestures while speaking during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Cutting federal spending should be Congress's top priority: TWT/CPAC poll

- The Washington Times

Conservatives say reducing federal spending should be the Republican-led Congress's top priority this session, beating out confrontations with President Obama over his immigration executive actions, Obamacare, and the Keystone XL pipeline, according to The Washington Times/CPAC flash poll at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.