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Conservative Millennials Are Terrified Of Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Eliot Nelson | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- "Is #CPAC2016 coachella for conservatives?" @jujufresh12 tweeted the night before the 2016 Conservative Political Action Confe...

Donald Trump's Penis Boast Sends Shudders Through Conservative Ranks

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Donald Trump's bragging about his penis during the Republican presidential debate Thursday night didn't sit well with a number...

5 Black Americans Who Show Why Democrats Shouldn't Take The Minority Vote For Granted

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Black people vote Democrat. There are, seemingly, no ifs, ands or buts about it. No Republican presidential candidate has rec...

Ben Carson's Supporters Aren't Entirely Convinced He's Dropping Out

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- A day after Ben Carson all but officially ended his presidential campaign, his supporters at the annual Conservative Political...

At CPAC, No Mention Of The Elephant In The Room

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Amid fiery speeches and emotional pleas about “the future of conservatism” at a major conservative conference Thursday, th...

Ted Cruz Misinterprets Ronald Reagan's 1980 Election Victory

Rich Rubino | Posted 11.22.2015 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Cruz suggests a Republican nominee can win the presidency by waving the conservative banner and galvanizing conservatives rather than by making inroads with centrist persuadable voters. Unlike Cruz, Reagan's record as Governor of California, coupled with some of the rhetoric he used in 1980, would be sacrilegious with contemporary conservative voters.

Homophobia Hiding in Plain Sight

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Anyone who didn't see the homophobia at CPAC -- and the organizing around it that still animates much of the conservative movement, and is bowed to by the GOP -- must have been wearing blinders.

Rick Perry, Still a Denier

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.10.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Rick Perry is back, and this time he's in it to win it. Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Perry left behind the bumbling tea party conservative of 2012 and did his best to appear a reasonable, professorial moderate on environmental issues. Yet even this more polished Perry continued to flub the truth about environmental protection.

Donald Trump Explains Why He's The Only One Who Can Beat Hillary Clinton In 2016

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

Despite Donald Trump's seventh place finish during this year's Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll, the business tycoon is adamant tha...

GOP's Blind Hate of Labor Union Members

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

It has never been clear until now why Republicans so hated the idea of hard-working Americans banding together to negotiate to receive a more fair share of profits derived from the sweat of their brows. Walker's conflating ISIS terrorists with labor protestors while CPAC conference attendees cheered explains it all.

Sam Stein

Ben Carson Is An Unconventional Candidate, And An Almost Spiritual Figure To His Followers

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Other speakers had rowdier receptions and larger followings. But few who appeared at the Conservative Political Action Confere...

Rand Paul Wins 2015 CPAC Straw Poll

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R) won the straw poll vote at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday. This is the third year in a row th...

Amanda Terkel

Jeb Bush Reaffirms He Does Not Support Marriage Equality

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) stood by his opposition to same-sex marriage Friday, despite some speculation in recent days ...

Christina Wilkie

Rand Paul Supporters Walk Out Of Jeb Bush Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- A determined band of supporters of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) walked out on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Friday as he spoke...

Jennifer Bendery

Rand Paul Slams Hillary Clinton, NSA Spying At Conservative Lovefest

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was the guy that everyone wanted to hear speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference, and he ...

Christina Wilkie

Donald Trump Still Not Convinced Obama's Birth Certificate Is Real

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Real estate developer and reality TV host Donald Trump told a group of conservatives Friday that he questions whether Presiden...

Christina Wilkie

Marco Rubio Attempts To Win Back Conservatives On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said on Friday that the single biggest lesson he learned from the failure of comprehensive immigrati...

Amanda Terkel

Laura Ingraham Takes Aim At Jeb Bush And His Wife At Major Conservative Gathering

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Radio host Laura Ingraham came out swinging against Jeb Bush Friday morning at a conference for conservative activists, taking...

Jennifer Bendery

Rick Perry: 'The Unemployment Rate Is A Sham'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- In a speech that jumped between trashing President Barack Obama and allowing that some people may not believe in climate chang...

Igor Bobic

CPAC Conservatives Skeptical Of Another Bush

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- When he speaks here Friday, Jeb Bush isn’t likely to win over many hearts and minds at the Conservative Political Action Con...

Sarah Palin Gave A Very Un-Sarah Palin Speech At CPAC

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) used her speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday to focus on veterans' issues, a sharp d...

Christina Wilkie

Scott Walker Says He Can Take On ISIS Because He Took On Labor Unions

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) on Thursday said his experience undermining labor unions in Wisconsin has prepared him to take...

Sam Stein

Ted Cruz Makes A Crude Bill Clinton Joke And Some Important Policy News

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) gave a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday filled with so many red-meat...

Igor Bobic

Chris Christie Defends Himself Against Critics: 'I'm Still Standing'

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) had a grueling month. From the controversial comments on vaccines he made in London to new ...

Sam Stein

John Barrasso: Republicans Are Not Prepared To Fix Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- A Republican-run Congress will not support a quick legislative fix should the Supreme Court rule that a large chunk of Obamaca...