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March 4, 2015

62 Takeaways From CPAC 2015, Ranked

Any time a thing happens in politics, the media has "Takeaways" about that thing. And whenever the media has a bunch of Takeaways, Eat The Press gathers all of those Takeaways in one place, so that you can sate your yawning hunger for Takeaways. This past weekend, the Beltway played host to the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which, by Eat the Press' count, resulted in 62 hot, delicious Takeaways. Here is a definitive ranking of all of them.

DOJ Issues Damning Report On Ferguson Police, Courts

Darren Wilson
Scott Olson via Getty Images

Routinely Violated Rights Of Black Citizens... Racist Emails... 'Nobody Videotapes Me'...

Senate Fails To Override Obama's Keystone Veto

Mcconnell
AP

No Federal Charges For Darren Wilson

Darren Wilson
ABC

More Politics
Cruz Defense.. What GOP Is Really Hoping For.. Anybody's Guess For SCOTUS.. Big Walker Story

Woman Sentenced To 20 Years For Firing Warning Shot Speaks Out

Marissa Alexander
ASSOCIATED PRESS

More Black Voices
'Black Future Month'.. Kid Rock Vs. Beyhive.. Locs.. Mo'Nique Talks Being 'Blackballed'

Hillary Clinton Email Story Gets Much Shadier

Hillary
AP

Hillary Camp Flips Out

Polls: Bibi's Popularity Rises After U.S. Speech

Netanyahu
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Edward Snowden: There's 'No Fair Trial Available' If I Return To The U.S.

Edward Snowden
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Alex Rodriguez Singles In First At-Bat Since Suspension

Alex Rodriguez
Brian Blanco via Getty Images

USA Today Columnist Reveals How He Knows The 'End Times' Are Upon Us

Apocalypse
HeldaB

More Gay Voices
Youngest Same-Sex Kiss On TV.. The Dress Is Featured In Gay Erotic Novella.. RuPaul Opens Up

Heroin Overdose Deaths Nearly Quadruple In 13 Years

Heroin Overdose Deaths
VikaValter via Getty Images

More Healthy Living
Common Sleep Disorders.. Make Running Fun.. Sad Movies.. Best Part-Time Jobs.. Fear

One Of America's Oldest Safety Nets Is Being Demolished

Industrial Worker
shutterstock

More Business
Big McDonald's News.. Marissa Mayer Is Wrong.. You Tell 'Em Kanye.. Forbes Yuck.. Whole Foods Fix

Psychology Today Changes Its Position On Conversion Therapy Ads

Mexican Drug Lord Captured

Cartel Zetas
YURI CORTEZ via Getty Images

More WorldPost
ISIS Mocked.. Future Of AI.. Ai Weiwei Escapes To Alcatraz!.. 'Boring And Repetitive'.. Fierce Clashes

Really, CNN?

Jon Stewart Jews
Comedy Central

More Comedy
Funny Texting Pranks.. High In Church Spoof.. Conan In Cuba.. Fallons Dances On Desk.. Cut 'SNL' Vid

The U.S. May Reinvestigate The Plane Crash That Killed Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly
ASSOCIATED PRESS

These Companies Want To Kill Passwords

Password
Jamie Grill via Getty Images

More Tech
Waze Amber Alerts.. Phone Battery Poll.. New BlackBerry.. Lenovo Investigated.. Google Cellular

Catholic School Teachers Protest Anti-Gay Archbishop

Bible
ballyscanlon via Getty Images

More Religion
Buddhist Monks Ordain Trees.. Mormons And LGBT Groups Make Compromise.. Kelly Gissendaner

Alabama County Halts All Marriages Following Same-Sex Marriage Block

Alabama Gay Marriage
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ben Carson: Being Gay Is 'Absolutely' A Choice

Carson
CNN

The Most Critical And Complex Battle With ISIS Yet

Tikrit
Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The Shameful Truth Behind America's Use Of Leghold Traps

Sad Dog
Yellow Dog Productions via Getty Images

More Green
Koch Brothers.. Pollution Fight.. Doggie Duo.. Eiffel Tower.. Chris Christie Deal.. Arctic Oil.. Flying Animal

'American Democracy Is Doomed'

Washington Burning
Library of Congress

Major School District Officially Adds 2 Muslim Holidays To School Calendar

De Blasio
Andrew Burton via Getty Images

Report: Obama Administration's Relationship With Press Among Worst Ever

Obama Press Briefing
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI via Getty Images

More Media
TV News' Diversity Problem.. PR KILLING Journalism.. First Look TELL-ALL.. 'SNL' ISIS Skit..

McDonald's Steps Away From Antibiotic-Treated Chickens

Antibiotics In Chicken Superbugs
Bloomberg via Getty Images

How Workplace Injuries Are Adding To Income Inequality

Broken Leg
Fresno Bee via Getty Images

Anti-Semitism Is On The Rise In German Schools

Juden
Getty

Bibi Fails To Advance The Conversation

Netanyahu
AP

Obama: Offered No 'Viable Alternatives' To Iran Deal... Did Speech Do More Harm Than Good?...

...MEANWHILE: 'Some Progress' In U.S.-Iran Nuclear Talks

Rouhani
ASSOCIATED PRESS

REPORT: NBC Shakeup Could Open The Door For Brian Williams' Return

Brian Williams Nbc
ASSOCIATED PRESS

GAME-CHANGER

Mcnuggets
YOSHIKAZU TSUNO via Getty Images

Student Debt Rebellion Gains Steam In Congress

Maxine Waters
Bill Clark via Getty Images

Did He Lie To Congress? Bibi's Speech Fact-Checked

Netanyahu
Win McNamee via Getty Images

What Prominent Israelis Thought Of Netanyahu's Speech

Texas Shootings Kill 3 Young Boys In Just 4 Days

Texas Child Shootings
Family Photo

Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Begins: 'He Had Murder In His Heart'

Tsarnaev Dzhokhar
ASSOCIATED PRESS

More Crime
Mommy Blogger.. 'Baby Boxes'.. Cop Arrested For Soliciting Women.. Kids In Cage.. Adderall Arrest

Trade Deal Already Hurting Democrats

Sad Donkey
Jeff Foott via Getty Images

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The Bedroom Rule Jenna Jameson Swears By

Jenna Jameson
Michael Zorn via Getty Images

More OWN
Be Happier By Sunday.. Save Money On Groceries.. Liz Taylor's Topless Pics.. Super Fluffy Pancakes

'The First Feminists In America'

Nuns
Getty Images

More HuffPost Live
Herpes Vaccine In Sight?.. Jeremy Roenick.. Bibi Speech Coverage.. 'Armageddon' Cyber Attack

Seth Rogen Slams 'Completely Untrue' Office Pot Smell Story

Seth Rogen
Gary Miller via Getty Images

More Entertainment
True Crime Docs.. 'Community' Is Back.. JT & Jess.. Swift Love.. Britney Trouble.. JGL Snowden..

The Key To Cleaning A Cast Iron Skillet

Skillet Brownie
Victoria Pearson via Getty Images

More HuffPost Home
'House Of Cards' Sale.. Martha Says.. How To Clean Cast Iron.. DIY Avocados.. Tour JFK's Home

Turns Out Lizzy Caplan Is The Most 'Fetch' Of All

Lizzy Caplan
Getty Images

More Style
Ms. Wintour Unplugged.. Neon Nails.. Say It Ain't Khlo, E!.. We <3 Milan Fashion Week.. Blackface Again!

Medieval Bones Tell Tale Of Violent Death

Knight Jousting
Headland Archaeology UK Ltd

More Science
Smallest Form Of Life.. Long-Lost Fortress Found.. Hawking's Big Warning.. New View Of Deep Space

REPORT: Chris Brown Is A Father

Chris Brown
Prince Williams via Getty Images

This Satire About Race In America Is Seriously Funny

The Sellout
FSG

More Books
Elena Ferrante.. How Art Can Sharpen Your Mind.. Dr. Seuss.. Veronica Roth.. New J.K. Rowling

How I Stay Awake At Work Without Drinking Coffee

Spilled Coffee
Patrick Strattner via Getty Images

14 Love Notes That Show The Quirkier Side Of Romance

Hurry Up I Have To Poop
Katie Phillips

Why One Artist Is Shredding $10k Worth Of Real Money

Painting

More Arts
Feminist African Artists.. Art World Sexism.. Zoetropes As Art.. Contemporary Ceramicists.. Puppets!

'Walking Dead' Star Norman Reedus Finally Explains Why He Licks People

Norm
TBS

More TV
'Empire'.. Craziest 'Game Of Thrones' Theories.. 'HoC'.. A 'Downton' Star Leaving?.. 'HTGAWM'.. 'Star Trek'

Microsoft Co-Founder Says He Found A Sunken WWII Warship

Musashi Paul Allen
Paul Allen

Horse Sanctuary Refuses To Let Lease Troubles Stop Them From Giving Animals A Better Home

Horse
Villa Chardonnay

NBA Player Quite Literally Falls Asleep On The Job

Youtube
YouTube

6 Reasons Gray Hair Is White-Hot

Gray Hair
Peter Augustin via Getty Images

More Fifty
Warren Buffett's Secret To Long Life.. How To Retire Abroad.. Top Sex Toys.. Judi Dench.. Melanie Griffith

The Other Pink Slime Lurking In Your Home

Shower Curtain
SaxioTobo via Getty Images

Maybe He Only Plays Dumb

Simpsons
FOX

The Trick To Saving Money While Grocery Shopping

Mealplan
Cook Smarts

More Taste
20 Most Popular Beers.. America's Original Speakeasies.. Free Cone Day.. Best Babkas.. Pound Cakes

World's Oldest Woman Says Turning 117 Is No Big Deal

Misao Okawa
Buddhika Weerasinghe via Getty Images

20 Free Things To Do In Paris

Paris Night
Hans Wolf via Getty Images

More Travel
Boston .. Disney World Tips.. Road Trip Throwback.. Cheapest Spots.. Free Paris.. What To Do In Cuba

Patricia Arquette Clarifies Oscar Night Comments

Patricia Arquette Oscars
Albert L. Ortega via Getty Images

More Entertainment
True Crime Docs.. 'Community' Is Back.. JT & Jess.. Swift Love.. Britney Trouble.. JGL Snowden..

Ancient Lost City Discovered In Honduras Rainforest

Lost City
Dave Yoder/National Geographic

How Your Daily Commute Affects Your Health

Commuting
monkeybusinessimages via Getty Images

Women's Health Providers Prefer To Use IUDs For Their Own Birth Control

Iud
Jonathan Knowles via Getty Images

Mt. Everest Is Covered In Human Poop, And That's a Problem

Everest Summit
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Study On Average Penis Size Redefines 'Normal'

Average Penis Length
RapidEye via Getty Images

Basketball Player Comforts Child Spectator After Court Brawl

Spain Basketball Brawl
ACB / YouTube

Jimmy Kimmel Gives Anti-Vaxxers A Taste Of Their Own Medicine

Kimmel
ABC