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2012 Cpac

The Great Imposter

Christopher Lamb | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Christopher Lamb

After nearly four years of Palin, much of the country, including a lot of Republicans, believes that Palin is herself an impostor.

Sara Kenigsberg

WATCH: CPAC's 'Best In Show'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This year's Conservative Political Action Conference drew plenty of colorful characters, many of whom stopped by to be interviewed for H...

Michael Calderone

Message To Young Conservatives: Pursue Journalism

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.13.2012 | Media

WASHINGTON -- While Republican candidates score points slamming the media from the stump, prominent conservatives, gathered in Washington D.C. for the...

Elise Foley

Sarah Palin And Supporters Drown Out Occupiers

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Occupy protesters interrupted Sarah Palin's speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday, only to be dr...

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney Wins CPAC Straw Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll on Saturday, a major symbolic victory ...

Elise Foley

Palin Impersonator Crashes Conservative Confab

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics

A convincing Sarah Palin impersonator, sitting in the Woodley Park Noodes & Co. near the hotel hosting the Conservative Political Action Conference, s...

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...

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...

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Feb. 10, 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics

Fans of the National Basketball Association have a saying about the league's playoff series: It's not a competition until the visiting team shows up a...

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...

GOP Hopefuls Woo Key Group At Big Event

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Social issues dominated the 2012 presidential race Friday, as President Barack Obama tried to calm a storm over religion and birth ...

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...

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...