Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll, Scott Walker follows as a close second

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 […]

Rick Perry comes out swinging on immigration at CPAC

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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

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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, […]

Christie: No parent’s dream for their children is a minimum wage increase

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks with Laura Ingraham during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Gov. Chris Christie wants his party to spend its time promoting the middle class, not defending the wealthy.

Millennials talk politics, policy at inaugural Red Alert Youth Caucus

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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.

[PHOTOS] A look at Red Alert and Gen Opp’s “Millennial Madness” bash

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Red Alert Politics and Generation Opportunity teamed up to throw the Millennial Madness bash at CPAC 2014.

It was awesome.

In CPAC speech, Marco Rubio calls for an active foreign policy agenda

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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.

Actors, filmmakers discuss “closet conservatism” of Hollywood at CPAC

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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.

Sen. Rand Paul pushes Republican party to focus on young people

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gets it. He knows that without young people there is no future for the Republican Party — and he’s not afraid to be their champion.

Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll for second consecutive year

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For the second year in a row, the CPAC straw poll proved that conservatives ‘stand with Rand,’ as Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) handily nabbed the top spot in the presidential preference category.

Ann Coulter compares U.S. immigration system to being raped

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Conservative commentator Ann Coulter bashed the United States immigration system on Saturday, comparing the ‘unnatural’ influx of immigrants — both legal and illegal — to being raped.

Ted Cruz demands Republicans stick to their conservative principles at CPAC

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) made it clear that he’s not steering away from his conservative principles — and his party shouldn’t either — during his speech at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday morning.

In CPAC speech, Paul Ryan declares GOP to be the party of opportunity

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Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan reminded conservative activists at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday that the GOP can win in November if it provides Americans with opportunities for prosperity – especially as the Democratic Party works to refocus itself from Obama’s failures.

[WATCH] Rick Perry owns Friday at CPAC

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If the Friday morning crowd at CPAC was sleepy, Texas Gov. Rick Perry woke it up. And he fixed someone’s iPad app, too.

Unlikely CPAC panel foreshadows future of small government conservatism

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What was supposed to be a panel on executive orders and federal spending at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday unexpectedly evolved into a debate on the need for small government conservatism.

At CPAC, Gov. Chris Christie tells Harry Reid to “stop picking on great Americans”

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Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) defended the Koch brothers from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday, warning him to “stop picking on great Americans.”

[WATCH] Donald Trump pronounces Jimmy Carter’s dead during CPAC speech

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Donald Trump shocked the world when he erroneously declared that former President Jimmy Carter was lying six feet under during his speech at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday.

Tim Scott at CPAC: Parents should be able to decide how their children are educated

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Tim Scott (R-S.C.) pushed the need for school choice in his address at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday, arguing that parents should have the ability to decide how their children are educated.

Jindal says the country must turn Obama’s “American nightmare” back into the American Dream

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Fresh off of slamming President Obama in front of the White House, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal spoke to an enthusiastic audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday.

CPAC’s second annual ’10 under 40′

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The American Conservative Union has announced the 10 conservatives under the age of 40 selected to speak on the Conservative Political Action Conference main stage this year, as part of its “renewed focus on young leaders.”