The 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) begins on Thursday in the nation's capital.
Candidates competing for the Republican presidential nomination are delivering speeches at the annual event. Big conservative names like U.S. Sens. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) are also taking part in the conservative gathering.
Check out the live blog below for the latest developments at CPAC.