Barbour's 'main thing'
February 12th, 2011
01:17 PM ET
4 years ago

Barbour's 'main thing'

Washington (CNN) - Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour may not be focused on running for president yet, but at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) he had the talking points of a GOP candidate down.

Barbour called for the reining in of "government gone wild" as the one of the most important goals of 2012. Comparing his conservative policies against those of liberals he said "You know in a liberal ideology every dollar earned belongs to the government."
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Filed under: CPAC 2011 • Haley Barbour
Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference
February 12th, 2011
08:00 AM ET
4 years ago

Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference

Washington (CNN) - Conservative activists have descended upon D.C. for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. CNN takes a look at who the key speakers are.

9 a.m.: Andrew Breitbart
–Conservative blogger
–Publishes of Breitbart.com and Breitbart.tv
–Launched the sites: Big Hollywood, Big Journalism, Big Government and Big Peace
–Former researcher for Arianna Huffington
–Married with four children
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Tea Party activist calls Sen. Snowe 'almost as bad' as Obama, announces primary challenge
February 11th, 2011
09:20 PM ET
4 years ago

Tea Party activist calls Sen. Snowe 'almost as bad' as Obama, announces primary challenge

Washington (CNN) - A Tea Party activist, well known in Maine, announced that he will try to oust his state's senior Republican senator.

And now Andrew Ian Dodge is repeating a favorite line of conservatives: "I consider her almost as bad for the country as President Obama."

On Friday, the Tea Party Patriots' Maine state coordinator announced he'd challenge Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe. And yet his words beg the question: Could the same kind of Republican political warfare that burst open in Alaska and Delaware also happen – in Maine?
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Filed under: 2012 • CPAC 2011 • Olympia Snowe • Tea Party movement
Ron Paul not a fan of foreign aid
February 11th, 2011
06:02 PM ET
4 years ago

Ron Paul not a fan of foreign aid

Washington (CNN) - Republican Texas Rep. Ron Paul said U.S. investment in Egypt was a "big mistake," partly because he's "not a believer in foreign aid" in an interview with Wolf Blitzer, anchor of CNN's "The Situation Room" Friday.

Speaking from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Paul compared U.S. investment in Egypt's military and economic assistance to the country with "propping up the Shah of Iran."
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Cain: 'Stupid people are ruining America"
February 11th, 2011
05:34 PM ET
4 years ago

Cain: 'Stupid people are ruining America"

Washington (CNN) – Herman Cain, the first Republican to open a presidential exploratory committee, addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference Monday in a speech laden with criticisms of the Obama administration's fiscal policies.

"Stupid people are ruining America," Cain said to applause and laughter. "We have to become teachers and educators of the stupid."
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Filed under: CPAC 2011 • Herman Cain
Paul gets CPAC crowd on their feet
February 11th, 2011
04:28 PM ET
4 years ago

Paul gets CPAC crowd on their feet

Washington (CNN) - Texas Rep. Ron Paul addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday, repeating the mantra of limited government that has rocketed him to stardom among a certain segment of conservative activists.

Easily garnering the most enthusiastic applause of the day, Paul advocated for a complete governmental retreat in every realm of society.
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Pawlenty: Obama appeasing Muslim Brotherhood
February 11th, 2011
03:45 PM ET
4 years ago

Pawlenty: Obama appeasing Muslim Brotherhood

Washington (CNN) - Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, an all-but-declared candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, accused the Obama administration Friday of "appeasing" the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt as the country navigates a path forward in the wake of President Hosni Mubarak's resignation.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper described the Islamic umbrella group as "a largely secular organization" earlier this week, but later corrected the claim.
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Filed under: CPAC 2011 • Tim Pawlenty
Hatch faces conservative boos
February 11th, 2011
03:29 PM ET
4 years ago

Hatch faces conservative boos

Washington (CNN) - Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch fended off boos at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday when it came to his 2008 vote for the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

In a question-and-answer session, an attendee asked Hatch, who is seeking reelection and will likely face a Tea Party-backed challenger, how he can call himself a conservative in light of the massive bank bailout he supported.
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Filed under: CPAC 2011 • Orrin Hatch
Palin look-a-like sets CPAC abuzz
February 11th, 2011
02:56 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin look-a-like sets CPAC abuzz

Washington (CNN) - Did Sarah Palin make the trip from Wasilla, Alaska to Washington, DC for the Conservative Political Action Conference after all?

No. But Palin impersonator Patti Lyons convinced more than a few young conservatives she did.
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Filed under: CPAC 2011 • Sarah Palin
Thune gives few 2012 hints
February 11th, 2011
02:23 PM ET
4 years ago

Thune gives few 2012 hints

Washington (CNN) - He took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference to chants of 'Run John, Run," but Sen. John Thune gave the crowd of eager conservative activists in Washington few hints on whether he will mount a bid for the White House.

The South Dakota Republican did however compare himself to some other likely presidential candidates, noting he caries a decidedly lower profile and may already be a step behind the process of getting his name out.
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Filed under: 2012 • CPAC 2011 • John Thune
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