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Mitch Daniels in 2012?

Nathaniel Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Zelinsky

Recently, a group of Yale students launched a web-based campaign to encourage Republican Governor of Indiana Mitch Daniels to run for President in 201...

Ronald Reagan's Legacy Becomes New 'Tool' in Attacking the Gay Community

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

I haven't weighed on the conservative mass inconization of former President Ronald Reagan because, to a degree, it's so amusing.

Glenn Beck's Alcoholism and CPAC

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

Glenn Beck hit two themes of interest to a psychologist in his keynote speech to a conservative audience at CPAC -- his idyllic family life, and his a...

Climate Change Is a Scientific Reality, Not a Political Debate

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The scientific consensus confirms the dangers of climate change. Yet rarely are climate deniers called on to cite fact-based, peer-reviewed evidence for their rebuttals.

What "Small Government" Looks Like in Real Life ...

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Winston

It would help if we had a true understanding of what government actually does before we start screaming about shrinking it.

The Philosophy of Me (First and Only)

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Ayn Rand/Glenn Beck -- the glorifiers of selfishness, cruelty, and the lions eating the weak -- have become the dominant players of modern day conservatism. Let's hope they never take control of our country.

Let's Start Calling Them 'Regressives'

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

I have for several years been urging progressives to stop calling these people "conservatives," which they plainly are not, and instead to call them what they really are -- regressives.

CPAC: The Party's Over

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

With a resume like the Bush Years, how else could conservatives act at their own convention? When your trying to slam what's wrong with America, and you caused those very problems, you're going to end up shredding yourself.

What Would George Washington Do? Git-R-Done!

Linda R. Monk, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda R. Monk, J.D.

"What a triumph for our enemies . . . to find that we are incapable of governing ourselves." Barack Obama in 2010? No, George Washington in 1786.

Postcards From the Edge (And by Edge, I Mean CPAC)

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Anyone who has followed The Conservative Political Action Conference over the years isn't surprised by the antics on display at its 2010 incarnation -- the crazy continues.

Sam Stein

Glenn Beck CPAC 2010 Speech VIDEO: Republicans Don't Need A Big Tent

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO*** Bombastic conservative talk show host Glenn Beck closed a three-day conservative conference on Saturday by demanding that...

Sam Stein

Ann Coulter Revises Her John-Edwards-Is-Gay Routine

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three years ago conservative firebrand Ann Coulter riled up the Conservative Political Action Conference when she called then Democratic presidential ...

Pawlenty Spreads Dubious Story About Obama, Teleprompter

McClatchy | Steven Thomma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Everyone knows that President Barack Obama relies on a teleprompter a lot when giving talks. He even used one to talk to a dozen members of his own Mi...

The GOP Should Look in the Mirror When Talking About Obama's Drug Use

Tony Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Newman

I want to hold up a mirror to Jason Mattera and the GOP on the issue of drug use following his jab at President Obama's admission to having used cocaine in his youth.

Stephen Baldwin On Obama: 'Homey Made His Bed' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Stephen Baldwin, now a right-wing radio host and reality television staple, is at CPAC trying to mobilize young conservatives. He kicked off the conve...

Ryan Grim Reports Live From CPAC (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post political reporter Ryan Grim appeared on MSNBC today, reporting live from the 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference. Grim dis...

Sam Stein

Cantor On Health Care Summit: We'll 'Hand Down An Indictment'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) gave, perhaps, the strongest indication to date that Republican leadership views the upcoming bipartisan healt...

Sam Stein

Bob Barr At CPAC: 'How Would You Like To Be Waterboarded?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One-time Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr riled the conservative CPAC crowd on Friday, when he declared that civilian courts were appropria...

CPAC Straw Poll 2010: HuffPost's Poll Of The Top 11 GOP Presidential Candidates (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A highlight of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference is its straw poll of potential 2012 GOP presidential contenders. Though it's an uno...

Maddow At CPAC 2010 Conference (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow entered the lion's den when she stopped by the 2010 CPAC conference and roamed around with her video camera. She looked to be h...

Left, Right, & Center: Tiger Woods, CPAC and the Housing Crisis

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

Will the Fed push up interest rates, and is that going to spell disaster for the economy? And, unemployment is disproportionately hitting the middle class and poor, barely touching those with six-figure salaries.

Sam Stein

Bush Official Criticizes Obama For Killing Too Many Terrorists

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just how unpopular are President Barack Obama's anti-terrorism policies with his Republican critics? Even when he's killing terrorists they find flaws...

Bill O'Reilly Tells CPAC: Don't Bash Obama! (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Bill O'Reilly issued a surprising Talking Points segment Thursday night, where he urged conservative attendees at CPAC not to "bash" President Obama. ...

Jeff Muskus

The Big Money That Waters The Grassroots

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hidden back against the far wall of the vast exhibit hall here at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Frank Enten is selling buttons for $5 ...

Sam Stein

John Ashcroft: Civilian Trials For Terrorists Have 'Use And Utility'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an acknowledgment that throws a wrench in Republican talking points, former Attorney General John Ashcroft said on Friday that the criminal justice...