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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.



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

THE END: House Caves In Homeland Security Fight With Obama

House Funding Dhs
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More Politics
Walker Drama.. Graham Cheap Shot.. O'Malley Out.. Bombshell Report Disputed.. Pelosi: 'Near Tears'

Alabama Supreme Court Blocks Same-Sex Marriages

Roy Moore Alabama
Matthew Cavanaugh via Getty Images

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

Brian Williams Nbc

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

'American Democracy Is Doomed'

Washington Burning
Library of Congress

Really, CNN?

Jon Stewart Jews
Comedy Central

More Comedy
Funny Texting Pranks.. John Oliver Rant.. SNL Cut This 'Fifty Shades' Sketch.. #WeaselPecker Meme

Nearly 1,000 Migrants Rescued Off Italy

Italy Migrants Rescued

More WorldPost
ISIS' Marriage Trap.. China's 'Inconvenient Truth'.. NFL Stars In Turkey!.. Manufacture Desire.. 6,000+

Official: Dozens Dead In Ukraine Coal Mine Explosion

Zasyadko Mine Explosion
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Oklahoma Moves Closer To Allowing Nitrogen Gas Executions

Oklahoma Capitol
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Texas Shootings Kill 3 Young Boys In Just 4 Days

Texas Child Shootings
Family Photo

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

Trade Deal Already Hurting Democrats

Ron Wyden
Tom Williams via Getty Images

Target To Cut Thousands Of Jobs

Target Logo

More Business
Courting Disaster.. Big Costco Change.. Best Business States.. Aetna's CEO Mantra.. Apple Pay Scam

West Virginia Gov Vetoes 20-Week Abortion Ban For 2nd Time

Earl Ray Tomblin

Police: Machete-Wielding Man Held Mom Hostage Over eBay Purchase

Aaron Perez
North Riverside Police

Ferguson Police Department May Fold Due To DOJ Probe

Ferguson Police Line
JOSHUA LOTT via Getty Images

Feds: Cops Routinely Discriminate Against Black Residents

Introducing The BlackBerry Leap

Blackberry Leap

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

India Bans Film Featuring Interview With Delhi Gang Rape Convict

Mukesh Singh
Hindustan Times via Getty Images

'She Shouldn't Have Fought Back'

JetBlue Passenger Found Hiding In Cockpit

Jetblue Airlines

Hillary Clinton Hints Again At Presidential Run

Hillary Clinton
Justin Sullivan via Getty Images

Officials Say Man Killed By LAPD Was A Convicted Bank Robber

Lapd Shooting
Facebook/Anthony Blackburn

Gay Rights Activist Made False Kidnap Claim

digicomphoto via Getty Images

More Gay Voices
Gay Men And Eating Disorders.. Texas Gets Things Wrong On Marriage.. Butch Lesbian Problems

Gender Is Actually Very Relevant In Tech, Despite What Marissa Mayer Says

Marissa Mayer

28 Countries Reportedly More Vulnerable To Ebola Than Liberia

Save The Children
CJ Clarke/Save the Children

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

Win McNamee via Getty Images

What Prominent Israelis Thought Of Netanyahu's Speech

Congrats Young Scientists, You Face The Worst Research Funding Decades

Mad Scientist
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Student Debt Rebellion Gains Steam In Congress

Maxine Waters
Bill Clark via Getty Images

Medical Marijuana Trial Ends With Acquittal On All But 1 Charge

Harvey Family Marijuana
Harvey family

Scott Walker Pumps Up Anti-Abortion Cred By Backing 20-Week Ban

Scott Walker

Massive Operation Is The Most Critical And Complex Battle With ISIS Yet


Georgia Halts Executions Over Problems With Lethal Injection Drug

Georgia Execution

NFL Player Announces He's Donating His Brain To Science


More Sports
Company Disses NCAA.. Durant Left Hanging.. 'I'll F**king Kill You'.. D-Rose's New Inspirational Video

Feds Raid Alleged 'Maternity Hotels' In California

Maternity Tourism
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Lindsey Graham Took A Cheap, Sexist Shot At Nancy Pelosi


Marathon Bombing Trial Begins: Survivors Remember The Day Everything Changed

Boston Strong

Where Are They Now?


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Does Your Beer Make You Look Snooty?

Craft Beer
pyzata via Getty Images

More HuffPost Live
Congress Reacts To Netanyahu.. Herpes Vaccine.. Food Poisoning Causes.. Banks Fear Attack

Bill Gates: Studying Dinosaurs Can Help Us Save More Kids' Lives


More Impact
Dinosaurs Could Save Kids.. 5-Star Shelter Meals.. Restaurant Hires Convicts.. Harry's Big Plans

Olive Garden Wants To Give You An Extra Meal For Free

Olive Garden
Facebook/Olive Garden

More Taste
Fried Egg Font.. Bacon Crackers.. Does A Wine's Age Matter.. Mint Chocolate Desserts.. Pancakes

Ancient Lost City Discovered In Honduras Rainforest

Lost City
Dave Yoder/National Geographic

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

A Memo To The Men Who Told Me Not To Eat

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More Women
Classic Feminist Flicks.. Eating Disorder Myths.. What Comic Book Heroines SHOULD Look Like..

Here's Why You Should Leave The City During A Zombie Apocalypse

Zombie Outbreak

More Weird
Kentucky Smells.. Weed In Sour Cream.. Unsurprising DWI Arrest.. Man Fails To Steal Plane

5 Easy Ways To Stop Wasting Money At The Grocery Store

Woman Grocery Store Jeans
kzenon via Getty Images

More OWN
Liz Taylor's Topless Pics.. Crazy Easy Dinners.. Hoda's Fashion Confession.. Healthy Pancake Recipe

Been Married A Long Time? Here's How To Reclaim The Passion

Couples Sleeping
gmast3r via Getty Images

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

Canadians Are 'Spocking' Their Fivers And It's Totally Legal

Spock 5 Bill Canada

Would You Let A Dentist Give You Botox?

Peter Cade via Getty Images

More Healthy Living
Prioritizing Sleep.. Part-Time Job.. Make Better Decisions.. Toothbrushing Mistake.. YouTube Yoga

This Is The Perfect Example Of Mom, Interrupted

Toddler Interrupts

More Parents
Funny Tweets.. 8 Ways To Have An Informed Birth.. #Brelfies.. Glorious Vintage Photos.. No More Elsa

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

5 Ways Sleep Deprivation Affects Your Diet

Tired And Eating
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Watch These Sisters Totally Nail '1989' Medley

Abby And Audrey Vy

More Teen
Fan Renames Herself After Fifth Harmony Singer.. YouTube Stars Give Advice.. Twerk-Tastic Promposal

Uber Rides Don't Get Any More Awkward Than This


More Divorce
I Had An Affair.. Boston Marathon Couple Divorce.. Don't Say This On Date.. Doctors' Divorce Rate

Kelly Clarkson Clarifies Her Thoughts On The Word 'Feminist'

Kelly Clarkson
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More Entertainment
Maggie Leaving 'Downton'?.. 'HoC' Breakouts.. Britney Mishap.. 'Community' Trailer.. Kanye

Study On Average Penis Size Redefines 'Normal'

Average Penis Length
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Curt Schilling Gets Twitter Troll Who Terrorized His Daughter Fired

Curt Schilling

Basketball Player Comforts Child Spectator After Court Brawl

Spain Basketball Brawl
ACB / YouTube

Jimmy Kimmel Fires Back Over Vaccination Mean Tweets


A Simple Exercise That Can Help You Be Happier In 4 Days

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

Everest Summit
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Baby Tortoises Born On Galapagos For The First Time In A Century

Pinzon Tortoise

About This Photo Of A Baby Weasel Flying On A Woodpecker...

Woodpecker Weasel
Martin Le-May

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

America Ferrera Takes Hollywood's Lack Of Diversity ‘Extremely Personally'

America Ferrera
Andy Kropa /Invision/AP

More Latino Voices
Police Killings Of Latinos.. A Brief Oscar History.. Sean Penn Fail And How Iñárritu's Response

4-Year-Old With Terminal Cancer FaceTimes With Taylor Swift

Jalene Salinas

More Celebrity
Carrie's Cute Baby.. OOPS, Brit!.. Kim K's Piano Lessons.. Hi There, DJ Jon.. Gaga's Love Advice

The Epic Battle Of Dogs vs. Imaginary Doors

Dogs Vs Imaginary Doors

More Good News
NYPD Honors Girl.. Tiny Home, Giant Journey.. Final Salute For K-9.. Deputies Save Boy's Birthday