Former NRA president to lead Washington Times opinion pages
July 15th, 2013
01:19 PM ET
1 year ago

Former NRA president to lead Washington Times opinion pages

Washington (CNN) – Fresh off his stint running America's largest firearms lobby organization, former National Rifle Association President David Keene will now be directing conservative voices as the Washington Times' new opinion editor.

In an announcement Sunday, the president and CEO of the Washington Times called the former American Conservative Union chairman "a tireless advocate for conservatism," said Larry Beasley.
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Filed under: CPAC 2011 • Gun control • NRA
The Sweep: Right wingers take on 'Left Coast'
February 23rd, 2011
11:13 AM ET
4 years ago

The Sweep: Right wingers take on 'Left Coast'

Washington (CNN) - Hollywood's bright lights have shone favorably on Pat Boone for more than half a century, so it might come as a surprise that he recently delivered a scathing indictment of the entertainment industry.

But Boone is an advocate for conservative beliefs and values. He offered his sharp criticism of Hollywood during a speech before the Conservative Political Action Conference.

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Fresh off CPAC, gay conservative group to hold fundraiser
February 17th, 2011
09:41 AM ET
4 years ago

Fresh off CPAC, gay conservative group to hold fundraiser

Washington (CNN) - The gay conservative organization GOProud will hold a fundraiser next week at the Virginia home of Republican strategist Mary Matalin, following its successful, yet controversial, participation in the recent Conservative Political Action Conference.

Tickets for the "Party on the Potomac" event run $500 per person and GOProud Chairman Christopher Barron said that the goal is to raise $100,000. Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman, who revealed last year that he was gay, will be among those attending the event at Matalin's home, Barron said. (Matalin is a CNN contributor.)
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Filed under: CPAC 2011 • Gay rights
Dem web video takes aim at CPAC
February 14th, 2011
08:26 AM ET
4 years ago

Dem web video takes aim at CPAC

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic National Committee is out with a new web video Monday that takes aim at several of the positions advocated last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the high-profile gathering that serves as an early proving ground for GOP presidential hopefuls.

The 90-second video called "Past Versus Future" highlights positions as abolishing the Department of Education and the Environmental Protection Agency, repealing the health care law, and allowing people to opt out of social security. It then transitions to Democrats – including President Obama – advocating for innovation, education initiatives and job creation.
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Allen West on 'the dawn of a new America'
February 12th, 2011
07:49 PM ET
4 years ago

Allen West on 'the dawn of a new America'

Washington (CNN) - Freshman GOP Rep. Allen West of Florida outlined three "pillars of conservatism" that will lead to the "new dawn of a new America" in a rousing speech given to close the Conservative Political Action Conference Saturday.

Pausing several times to accommodate applause, West addressed his detractors and laid out a path for the conservative way forward.
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Coulter politics 101
February 12th, 2011
06:04 PM ET
4 years ago

Coulter politics 101

Washington (CNN) - Conservative syndicated columnist Ann Coulter came to the Conservative Political Action Conference Saturday with her customary soapbox and her lecturer's cap.

"Here's a lesson of history: Do not allow Democrats anywhere near foreign policy. Not even to keep them away from domestic policy. It's a mistake to ask those who don't even like democracy to defend it," she said.
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Rep. Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll
February 12th, 2011
05:24 PM ET
4 years ago

Rep. Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll

Washington (CNN) - The results of the Washington Times CPAC straw poll of presidential candidates are in, and the winner is Texas Rep. Ron Paul, with 30 percent of the vote. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was the runner-up with 23 percent.

There were 3,742 ballots cast in the annual survey, which is a chance for devotees to name their pick for president in 2012. Fifty-six percent of those surveyed said they were generally satisfied with the field of potential candidates and 43 percent said they wished the GOP had a better field of potential candidates. For those surveyed, the size of the federal government was the most important issue to them.
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Barbour 'mortified' at Muslim Brotherhood remark
February 12th, 2011
04:00 PM ET
4 years ago

Barbour 'mortified' at Muslim Brotherhood remark

Washington (CNN) - Republican Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Saturday he was "mortified" to hear a top Obama administration official describe Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood as a "largely secular organization."

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper made the remark in testimony before a House panel on Tuesday. His office later clarified the statement through a spokeswoman, saying that the Muslim Brotherhood was participating in Egypt's secular political system and that Clapper "is well aware that the Muslim Brotherhood is not a secular organization."
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Filed under: CPAC 2011 • Egypt • Haley Barbour
Bolton: Obama administration 'plain wrong' on Egypt
February 12th, 2011
03:10 PM ET
4 years ago

Bolton: Obama administration 'plain wrong' on Egypt

Washington (CNN) – Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton condemned President Obama as "weak" and "indecisive" on foreign affairs while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference Saturday.

And specifically on the topic of the revolution in Egypt, Bolton stated "We don't have the leadership in the White House that can deal with it."
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Filed under: CPAC 2011 • John Bolton
Rep. Connie Mack blasts Venezuela's 'thugocrat'
February 12th, 2011
01:27 PM ET
4 years ago

Rep. Connie Mack blasts Venezuela's 'thugocrat'

Washington (CNN) - Republican Florida Rep. Connie Mack called Venezuela President Hugo Chavez a "thugocrat" during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Saturday where the three-term congressman also called for a "full-scale economic embargo" on the country.

CPAC is the largest annual gathering of conservative-minded activists, which this year is extra-important because it's the first cattle-call of potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates.
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