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.”
THE HILL - The Senate voted 47-52 Wednesday to reject controversial nominee Debo Adegbile as an assistant attorney general.
Read more at The Hill.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS - Come for the gun, but stay for salvation.
Read more at the New York Daily News.
ORLANDO SENTINEL - A judge has granted a temporary protective injunction against U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson after his wife filed paperwork accusing the Orlando congressman of shoving and injuring her during an incident this past weekend.
Read more at the Orlando Sentinel.
At a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing Wednesday about the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) became incredibly angry, screaming at Republican lawmakers after Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the committee’s chair, adjourned the hearing.
CNSNEWS.COM - Despite an increase in the number of students who receive free meals as a part of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign, 1.6 million students have dropped out of the school lunch program, according to a Government Accountability Office Report (GAO), which noted that part of the decline was due to the palatability of the lunch offerings, and “plate waste” – students throwing away some of the food.
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TOWNHALL - Appearing in front of the House Oversight Committee Wednesday morning Lois Lerner, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS, refused to answer questions asked by lawmakers by pleading the Fifth Amendment. Earlier this week, Lerner’s attorney William Taylor confirmed to Committee members in an email that she would testify. Lerner was issued a subpoena last summer after admitting the IRS singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny.
Read more at Townhall.
Obamacare has been nothing but harmful to young Americans, particularly those who are generally in good health and can’t afford the high premiums mandated by President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law. Fortunately, the House Republican Conference has a solution around this problem, as noted by the committee’s new web video about the “unfair” individual mandate.
MASHABLE - Los Angeles became the latest city to restrict e-cigarettes after the city council unanimously voted on Tuesday to ban the devices everywhere that conventional cigarettes are prohibited.
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USA TODAY – Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn turned back a more conservative challenger for renomination in a primary election Tuesday, and Democrat Wendy Davis became the first female gubernatorial nominee in the state since former Gov. Ann Richards almost a quarter century ago.
Read more at USA TODAY.
To help you get the most out of CPAC 2014, we’ve gathered together the best events inside and outside of the conference. If you attend nothing else at CPAC, make sure to check out these events, all of which are open to all CPAC attendees and some of which are also open to the public.
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH – A Columbus principal suspended a student for three days last week after the child pointed a “lookalike firearm” at another student in class and pretended to shoot.
Read more at The Columbus Dispatch.
What began as a 95-year-old veteran’s hope to serve as a little inspiration for runners turned into a tear-jerking act of gratitude, as countless competitors in a San Jose, Calif., race stopped to thank the man.
FOX NEWS/AP – President Obama unveiled a $3.9 trillion budget plan on Tuesday that drops earlier proposals to cut future Social Security benefits and seeks new money for infrastructure, education and jobs training — handing Democrats running for re-election a political playbook but angering Republicans who called the blueprint “irresponsible.”
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THEBLAZE – Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the architects behind Obamacare, is now claiming that “insurance companies as we know them are about to die.” Critics of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law have long alleged that one of the real goals of the law was to put private insurance companies out of business.
Read more at TheBlaze
THE HUFFINGTON POST – A new phishing scam targeting Netflix subscribers preys on our blind trust of customer service representatives when it comes to our personal information.
Read more at The Huffington Post
FOX BUSINESS – In an effort to expand Internet access in the developing world, Facebook (FB) may be about to leap into the drone industry.
Read more at Fox Business
Cancer patient Julie Boonstra and Americans for Prosperity are firing back at Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) for claiming the Michigan woman was lying, slamming Peters for attempting to silence Boonstra.