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Cpac 2014

Dole Is Conservative, Cruz Is Not

David Jenkins | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
David Jenkins

Last week at CPAC, with his cock-sure arrogance on full display, Senator Ted Cruz mocked former Republican presidential nominees Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney as candidates that do not stand on principle.

How the National Organization for Marriage Was Banished to the Basement at CPAC 2014

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

This year at CPAC there was no panel focused on the evils of gay marriage. NOM did have a small table in the basement of the hotel with the other exhibitors, though nothing as grand as the massive, expensive booths and tents of the gun-rights groups or the anti-tax activists.

CPAC Terrifies Jon Stewart

Posted 03.11.2014 | Comedy

This year's CPAC convention offered plenty of material for Jon Stewart to dig into, and throw some shade upon, from Paul Ryan's dubious "brown bag" an...

There's No Evidence To Hold Up Some Of Sarah Palin's Obamacare Claims

FactCheck.org | Eugene Kiely | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Sarah Palin told her fellow conservatives at CPAC that “there are more uninsured today th...

Steve Stockman Drank Beer At A Hotel Party Next To Some Guy In A Bathtub. Here Are Photos.

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) seemed to have had a pretty good time at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference. Photos tweeted by the Was...

Sabrina Siddiqui

CPAC Attendees: Legalize Weed!

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- This year's Conservative Political Action Conference was teeming with young people, many of whom sported "Stand with Rand" T-s...

Sarah Palin CPAC: 'Yes We Can' Has Become 'No You Can't' Thanks To Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

Sarah Palin went after President Barack Obama for his foreign policy during the final speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference Saturday,...

Sarah Palin's CPAC Speech Might As Well Be The Next Dr. Seuss Book

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

Former GOP vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) took full advantage of her CPAC platform on Saturday, rewriting Dr. Seuss' clas...

This Is What Happens When You Bring An Intern To CPAC

Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

While the politicians gave their speeches, the real action at CPAC was happening on the convention floor below. HuffPost Live brought along their inte...

Ben Carson: Gay People 'Don't Get Extra Rights'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

Conservative Ben Carson let loose on gay marriage during his Saturday CPAC speech, reinforcing his belief in traditional practices. "As you know, ...

Ann Coulter Disparages 'Browning Of America'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter and the Daily Caller's Mickey Kaus held a one-sided debate on Saturday that mostly served as a 50-minute screed fro...

Dave Jamieson

The Right's Plans To Demolish Labor Unions

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Any right-wing confab probing the power of "big labor" suffers from an inherent contradiction: The ranks of unionized workers ...

Ben Carson Clarifies: Slavery And Obamacare Aren't The Same

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

Conservative activist Ben Carson didn't back down Saturday on any of his previous controversial remarks, announcing to the Conservative Political Acti...

Newt Gingrich CPAC: GOP Should Do More Than Attack Obama ... While Attacking Obama

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) urged CPAC-goers on Saturday to make the GOP a party of big ideas rather than just fighting against Preside...

Michele Bachmann CPAC Speech Blasts Hillary Clinton

Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

By STEVE PEOPLES, The Associated Press OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton "has a lot to explain" should she run for president, Minnesot...

Michele Bachmann Hits Hillary Clinton: 'We Will Have A Woman President, Just The Right One'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) continued her effort on Saturday to tank a potential 2016 presidential bid by Hillary Clinton, telling the crowd at th...

AIPAC and CPAC Come to Town

James Zogby | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

When listening to the fiery rhetoric and watching the enthusiasm at both AIPAC and CPAC, it becomes apparent that both groups retain the capacity to create problems for opponents. They may be down, but they are not out.

LIVE UPDATES: CPAC Enters Final Day

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

Saturday marks day three of the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference, taking place in National Harbor, Maryland. Among the speakers on the...

Sabrina Siddiqui

CPAC Chairs: We Totally Include Gay People And Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- The Conservative Political Action Conference has no problems with gay rights groups or women, according to Al Cardenas, chair ...

Michael Calderone

Media Bashing Fires Up The Conservative Crowds At CPAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.10.2014 | Media

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- A common, and crowd-pleasing, refrain among speakers at the Conservative Political Action Conference is that the media are out...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Rand Paul: Obama Is 'Shredding The Constitution'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) fired up a supportive crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday with a staunch defen...

Santorum Weighs In On Why The GOP Loses

AP | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Former Sen. Rick Santorum says Republicans lose elections when they nominate moderates. Santorum ran for president in 2012 as...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Mike Huckabee Reveals 2016 Secret Weapon

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

Mike Huckabee told reporters at CPAC Friday he's still mulling a potential run for president in 2016. But if he does run, the former Arkansas governor...

Ryan J. Reilly

'Tough On Crime' Skepticism Gets Its Turn At CPAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- In a back corner of the exhibition hall for the Conservative Political Action Conference -- past the National Rifle Associatio...

Amanda Terkel

Gay Rights Missing From CPAC 2014, Despite Growing Acceptance Among GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Activists gathered on Thursday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference for a panel called "Reaching Out," desig...