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Conservative Political Action Conference

Walker: 'Lord Help Us If We Fail'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) gave a passionate speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday, rallying against recall election ...

Sara Kenigsberg

WATCH: Laura Ingraham Crushes On Arianna Huffington

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conservative radio host and Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham was a featured speaker at the 2012 Conservative Political Action Confere...

Sara Kenigsberg

'Joe The Plumber': 'I Don't Have To Try' To Stand Out At CPAC (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- HuffPost's Zach Carter and Howard Fineman on Friday spoke with Joseph Wurzelbacher at the 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference....

Sara Kenigsberg

WATCH: HuffPost Meets 4-Year-Old Wearing 'I Only Cry When Democrats Hold Me' Shirt

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During our video live streams on Thursday and Friday at the 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference, HuffPost reporter Zach Carter...

Jon Ward

Newt Gingrich Tells CPAC To Teach GOP Establishment a Lesson

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich talked for more than 30 minutes near the end of the day Friday at the annual CPAC conference, and spent most of his time r...

WATCH: Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum & More Speak At CPAC

Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

Presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, along with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, are just some of the big conservative names to d...

Sam Stein

Rick Santorum: Contraception Shouldn't Be Covered By Insurance At All

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. Rick Santorum said on Friday afternoon that he was not persuaded by the Obama administration's revisions of rules requiring religious inst...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Tells CPAC He's Lived Conservatism, Not Just Talked About It

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney gave one of the most important speeches during his second turn as a presidential candidate on Friday at CPAC, and instead of ...

Sam Stein

Ann Coulter CPAC Speech: In Support Of Romney, 'Let's Try Square For A While'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

Ann Coulter is provocative and offensive and wonderful at self-promotion. And if it weren't for all those attributes, she could very well claim a four...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Conservatives Rap About America, Don Colonial-Style Wigs At CPAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At the Conservative Political Action Conference, most of the music wafting from the stage and through the halls is country music, or som...

Sam Stein

Herman Cain: 'There Really Is' An Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former presidential candidate and pizza magnate Herman Cain gave a classically Cainsean speech Thursday on the opening day of the Conser...

Palin Surrogate Hints At What Speech Will Reveal

emerge at CPAC | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

At last year's CPAC gathering, the mere sight of a Sarah Palin impersonator was enough to throw some attendees into a star-struck frenzy....

Jon Ward

Rick Santorum Gets Rock Star Treatment At CPAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - When Rick Santorum walked on stage here at CPAC, the annual confab for conservative activists, the massive hall was packed to the gills, ...

Elise Foley

Mike Huckabee CPAC Speech: 'We Are All Catholics Now'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee thanked the president on Friday for his recent ruling on contraception, saying it united the party be...

Sara Kenigsberg

Michele Bachmann Shows Off 'Titanium Spine' To HuffPost And Repeats ''I Was The Perfect Candidate'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- HuffPost's Howard Fineman and Zach Carter interviewed Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) during the 2012 Conservative Political Action Conf...

Sara Kenigsberg

Conservative Comedienne Victoria Jackson At CPAC To 'Save America From Communism'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Saturday Night Live cast member Victoria Jackson stopped for an interview with HuffPost's Zach Carter on Thursday during the 2012...

Sam Stein

CPAC 2012: A Gay Rights Group's Path From Center Of Discusion To Excommunication

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

As conservatives from across the country gathered on Thursday for the first day of the three-day Conservative Political Action Conference, one group w...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Crafts Plan To Kill Obama Birth Control Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's rule requiring most employers' insurance plans to pay for birth control with no co-pay for employees has infu...

Michael Calderone

CBS News Reporter Skips Controversial Awards Ceremony

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.09.2012 | Media

CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson did not attend Accuracy in Media's awards ceremony Thursday at CPAC, following days of questions from outlets like ...

Sam Stein

CPAC 2012: The Huffington Post Attends A Conservative Singles Dating Seminar

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On the first day of the most widely anticipated conservative event of the year -- one that will feature congressional leaders, top...

Elise Foley

Ken Cuccinelli Tears Up Talking About The Need To Defend Freedom

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli gave a self-congratulatory speech on Thursday about his fight against the Obama health care law...

Dave Jamieson

CPAC Speaker Goads Pro-Union, Occupy Protesters

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Speaking to a ballroom filled with mostly young conservatives, F. Vincent Vernuccio, a labor policy expert at the free-market Competitiv...

Luke Johnson

Perry Makes Surprising Pitch

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), in his second public appearance following his exit from the presidential race, struck a somewhat surprising p...

Elise Foley

Republican Bashes 'Stasi Troop' Lightbulb Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Thursday that Democrats are taking away liberty and freedom with overreaching policies, like pushing for f...

Bachmann Jokes About Epic 'John Wayne' Gaffe

Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), free from the constraints of running for president, opened her speech at the 2012 Conservative Political Action Confe...