March 8th, 2014
07:35 PM ET
8 months ago

Sen. Rand Paul convincingly wins CPAC presidential straw poll

(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul easily won the presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday, giving the potential White House candidate an early boost with the Republican base ahead of the 2016 election.

It was the second-straight year the Kentucky lawmaker topped the poll at the annual gathering, notching 31% support.

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Filed under: 2016 • CPAC • Rand Paul
Weekly addresses: GOP, Obama offer different views on moving forward
March 8th, 2014
05:42 PM ET
8 months ago

Weekly addresses: GOP, Obama offer different views on moving forward

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, agree on at least one thing: The economic status quo is not working.

But in their weekly addresses, the President and the freshman senator presented very different ideas on how to fix the problem - and what is causing it in the first place.

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Filed under: GOP weekly address • President Obama
Palin fires up CPAC, crowd chants 'Run, Sarah, Run!'
March 8th, 2014
10:13 AM ET
8 months ago

Palin fires up CPAC, crowd chants 'Run, Sarah, Run!'

(CNN) – The third and final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference – better known by its initials, CPAC – is underway at a major convention center at National Harbor, just south of the nation's capital.

The conference is the largest annual gathering of conservative leaders and activists, and when there's no Republican in the White House, it's a must-attend cattle call for Republican presidential hopefuls looking to pass the conference's conservative litmus test. CPAC will close Saturday with the much-anticipated results of the confab's GOP presidential nomination straw poll.

Here are the latest developments:

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • CPAC