A year ago, the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference loathed Donald Trump. During the Republican primary, Trump opted to skip his speaking slot at CPAC and campaign instead. The crowd was not happy, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) led the resistance and chorus of boos against then-candidate Trump. “So, Donald Trump is skipping […]
Facebook is hoping to mollify skeptical conservatives by underwriting the largest annual gathering of conservative activists in the United States. The social media giant donated $120,000 to this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in the form of both cash and in-kind sponsorship. The left is pulling their hair out over the news. However, CEO […]
President Trump’s Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus came to CPAC on Thursday to discuss the early goals of Trump administration. The media has debated if there’s tension between the two and their vision of the next four years. Priebus is a well-known Washington insider with establishment conservative views, […]
By Gabby Morrongiello, Washington Examiner Organizers behind the Conservative Political Action Conference removed alt-right leader Richard Spencer from their annual gathering on Thursday, telling the Washington Examiner “his views are repugnant.” “The truth behind this thing is that folks like to run around and say ‘I’ve been banned. They won’t let me in and I’m […]
It’s been quite the weekend for Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos. First, the provocateur battled Bill Maher and his panelists on Real Time. Then, he was announced as the keynote speaker at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference. However, on Monday morning, American Conservative Union head Matt Schlapp announced that Milo’s invitation had been rescinded. "@ACUConservative has decided […]
Late Saturday on CPAC, a panel called “Campus Crackdown” moderated Charlie Sykes of WTMJ, highlighted how college students’ protests are a “snowflake rebellion” and how college administrations are cracking down on free speech. The panel featured Karin Agness of Network of Englightened Women (NeW), which has faced backlash at American University; Everett Piper who is the president of Oklahoma Wesleyan […]
A Saturday morning CPAC panel, Common Core: The States Fight Back, helpfully explained what common core is, and what can be done, particularly, as the title suggests, at the state level. Emmett McGroarty is with the American Principles Project. As he expressed it, “common core exposes rift between political elitists and the people.” This actually included […]
Marco Rubio was delayed for his 2016 CPAC speech. While it led to some scrambling and rearrangement of speeches, Rubio eventually made it to the stage with a well-receiving crowd. Before he did so, however, he managed to go through the kitchen to greet the staff there. Extremely late for his CPAC speech, Marco Rubio marched […]
As CPAC 2016 came to a close on Saturday afternoon, the American Conservative Union released the results of their annual straw poll. A total of 2,659 CPAC attendees participated in the straw poll. In the reveal of the results, it was referenced that the amount of young people “drives the press nuts.” The average age of […]
Marco Rubio, considered by many to be the youth favorite and best chance to beat Hillary Clinton among millennials, spoke to the CPAC 2016 crowd on Saturday afternoon. Despite his delay and his still hoarse voice from the flu, Rubio was well-received by the packed and enthusiastic crowd, including many young people. Early on, Rubio mentioned, […]
On Friday afternoon at CPAC, Dana Perino, co-host of The Five, shared life lessons, as well as some tidbits for millennials from her book, And the Good News Is…: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side. On millennials, Perino suggested they get a bad rap. But, she doesn’t see the demographic that way. She also pointed to how there are four generations […]
Alex Smith with Rebecca Downs at CPAC 2016. Alexandra Smith of the College Republican National Committee spoke to CPAC 2016 attendees on Thursday afternoon. She was there to explain how to reach the female vote, particularly when it comes to overcoming the so-called “War on Women.” Smith provided a helpful background on where the meme […]
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) won his third consecutive Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll victory at Saturday, news that was met with chants of “President Paul” throughout the Potomac Ballroom at the Gaylord National Convention Center. Paul took in 25.7 percent of the votes in the poll out of the field of 17 potential Republican candidates. The […]
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry strutted onto the stage in control of his tough-but-patriotic Texan cowboy image, and promised to “speak plainly” during his Conservative Political Action Conference address Friday morning.
CPAC 2015: Conservatives can learn from liberals on millennial outreach, but must stay set apart on policies
Conservatives have a lot to learn from the left when it comes to millennial outreach, but must be careful to make sure that their policies and politics still look different from their liberal opponents, a Conservative Political Action Panel concluded Thursday morning. During the elaborately titled “Reclaiming the American Dream: Millennials Look Toward Their Future” panel, […]
Gov. Chris Christie wants his party to spend its time promoting the middle class, not defending the wealthy.
It was all about giving the young people a voice, too.
Red Alert Politics held its first-ever Youth Caucus at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference, providing young attendees a forum for sounding off on the issues of today. The setup and format were simple: multiple roundtables were designated to discuss a particular topic, and individuals were free to come, go and roam as they pleased.
Red Alert Politics and Generation Opportunity teamed up to throw the Millennial Madness bash at CPAC 2014.
It was awesome.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) used his father’s cancer diagnosis to stress his belief in an active American foreign policy agenda during the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday.
Several accomplished Hollywood conservatives like producers John Sullivan and Dinesh D’Souza discussed the presence of the right in the entertainment industry at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday. Beginning with a panel led by Sullivan, who is known for his film 2016: Obama’s America, the filmmakers and stars spotlighted recent and forthcoming films that synthesize conservative ideals and artful production — even though conservatism is often hidden in the movie industry.