CPAC 2014

GOP Establishment Candidates Embarrassed in 2016 Poll

Limited government conservatives in ConservativeHQ’s recent White House straw poll taken at CPAC put establishment Republican hopefuls to shame.

Ted Cruz's Winning Weekend

C. Edmund Wright, American Thinker

Rand Paul may have won the Washington Times CPAC straw poll, but Ted Cruz was the big winner coming out of the conference. Even Sarah Palin prefers Cruz Control.

Hillary's Own Private NSA

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

Hillary Clinton has her own private NSA. American Bridge PAC spent last week spying on the private conversations of attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Observations from CPAC: Past and Now

By first covering CPAC in a disparaging way the liberals at The Washington Post, or the Washington “Compost” as it is known to DC area conservatives, helped make CPAC the mega-conference it is today and launch other conservative endeavors, including Sarah Palin Radio.  

CPAC to Palin: Run, Sarah, Run!

Eliana Johnson, National Review

The crowd at CPAC gleefully embraces the political figures Dems. and the media love to hate, and it is full of adoration for Sarah Palin. “The age of Obama is almost over,” she announced. “This is the end of an error, he is the lamest of lame ducks.” 

Rand Paul: 4th Amendment As Vital As 2nd Amendment

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Speaking to a standing ovation at CPAC, Sen. Rand Paul said that the Fourth Amendment is as important as the Second Amendment in the fight for liberty and conservatives cannot forget that.

Rick Perry: GOP Dark Horse for 2016?

Aaron Goldstein, American Spectator

So now that Perry has no impending medical procedures as was the case in 2012, look for him to throw his hat into the ring for '16. He has something to prove. Perry will have an uphill battle especially if fellow Texan Ted Cruz should decide to run. But Perry could benefit from low expectations.

Rand’s Stand on Foreign Policy

W. James Antle III, American Conservative

Senator Paul won CPAC again. Is he also winning the GOP's debate over war and peace?

The Biggest Inside Secret From CPAC 2014

Although Indiana's principled limited government constitutional conservative Governor Mike Pence wasn't even at this year's CPAC, and he barely registered on the CPAC straw poll, Pence's name kept coming up as the one potential Republican presidential candidate who has all the tools necessary to rebuild the winning Republican coalition.

Correction: Paul and Cruz Top ConservativeHQ Straw Poll – Establishment GOP Blanked

Conservatives attending this year's Conservative Political Action Conference are rejecting the Republican establishment and its brand of Big Government “me-too-ism” in favor of candidates who are authentic representatives of the grassroots conservative base of the Party, as seen in ConservativeHQ's presidential straw poll.

Which State Will The GOP Choose To Lose Next?

Hosting the Republican National Convention is one of the most reliable predictors that a state will vote against the Republican presidential nominee in the ensuing election. Which state should the RNC put in the Democratic column in 2016? Vote here.

McConnell Gets Lukewarm CPAC Reception

Alexandra Jaffe, The Hill

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) received a lukewarm reception from conservatives gathered for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, despite delivering a speech full of conservative talking points.

'Reunited' Tea Party Activists Mount Battle v. IRS

Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News

Ted Cruz told the CPAC crowd that "we need to abolish the IRS." A packed panel discussion, titled "IRS Targeting Scandal: Protecting the Voice of the People," was held. Bill Norton, head of the Tea Party Patriots, says the actions of the IRS trample on the First Amendment rights of everyone.

NRA Head Rips Press, 'Political Elites' for Feeling of US Decline

Tim Mak, Washington Examiner

NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre delivered a blistering campaign-style speech Thurs., blaming the media and gun-control proponents for a decline in American economic standing and for threatening "God-given" gun rights.

At CPAC, Trump Muses on Ukraine, Immigration and More

Carrie Dan, NBC News
Donald Trump said that the GOP should be wary of addressing the problem of undocumented immigrants because they would not vote for R's “no matter what.” “You better be smart, you better be tough, and they’re taking your jobs and you better be careful,” he said.

George Will to CPAC: Democrats in 2016!

Joel B. Pollack, Breitbart

Conservative columnist and Fox News contributor George Will touted the benefits of divided government in his remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thurs.