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How conservatives are fighting the ‘Campus Crackdown’ on free speech [VIDEO]

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 […]

Elites vs. The People: How to dismantle Common Core

Left to Right: Neil McCluskey and Emmett McGroarty. Image via Rebecca Downs.

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 […]

Heartfelt photo of Marco Rubio interacting with kitchen staff goes viral

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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 […]

Young voters drive huge Trump loss in CPAC straw poll

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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 at CPAC: Millennials could become “greatest generation in American history” [VIDEO]

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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, […]

Dana Perino CPAC panel: “How Conservative Principles Meet Millennials’ Goals”

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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 […]

Female Youth Vote: CRNC’s plan to overcome the ‘War on Women’

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright introduces Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a campaign event at Rundlett Middle School, in Concord, N.H., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. 'There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other," Albright said. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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 […]

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

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)

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.