Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) News
4 Years After Sandy Hook, Obama Leaves a Legacy of Little Progress on Gun Laws
During his eight years in the White House, President Barack Obama has addressed a nation confronted with the latest mass shooting no fewer than 14 times – a somber task he has had to endure more than any of his predecessors. On each occasion, from the shooting in Tucson, Arizona, when Rep. Gabby
Why Trump's Appointment of Steve Bannon Has Raised So Many Alarms
Critics of Steve Bannon -- Donald Trump ’s campaign CEO, who is now senior counselor to the president-elect -- have accused him of peddling or being complicit in white supremacy, anti-Semitism and sexism in the articles published on the alt-right website he oversees, Breitbart, as well as in
How Donald Trump Perpetuated the 'Birther' Movement for Years
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time today that President Obama was born in the United States -- after years of leading the "birther" movement, casting doubt on the president's birthplace and fueling a raft of conspiracy theories . Trump, in fact, refused to
As Longtime GOPers Exit the Party, What Does It Say About Trump?
The decision by a number of well-known Republicans to leave the party because of Donald Trump 's ascension to the top of the ticket could be seen as an effort to help rebuild the party, some experts say. Longtime conservative and political columnist George Will said he recently changed his voter
Ben Carson Says He Is 'Leaving the Campaign Trail'
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson told an audience of conservatives today outside Washington, D.C., that he is “leaving the campaign trail." "I realized it simply wasn’t going to happen," Carson said at the Conservative Political Action Conference here in National Harbor, Maryland. "I
Ben Carson Suspends GOP Presidential Campaign
Carson announced that he is leaving the campaign trail during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Meet the Conservative Activists Hoping for a Contested GOP Convention
Where are all the Donald Trump supporters? Trump may have the momentum in the Republican presidential contest but there’s little evidence that he’s captured the heart of the conservative movement at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference. In interviews with over a dozen conservative
The Note: Mitt’s Moment to Trash Trump
NOTABLES --MITT ROMNEY TO CALL TRUMP A ‘PHONY’ AND A ‘FRAUD’: “Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud,” Mitt Romney is expected to say later this morning in an address to the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah. “His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He's
What Each Presidential Candidate Needs to Do Now to Win the Nomination
Now that the dust from Super Tuesday has settled, what happens next? The rest of the GOP field is still looking for a way to slow Donald Trump ’s momentum and Bernie Sanders is fighting to keep with up Hillary Clinton . But there are still a handful of delegate rich states for the candidates to
Ben Carson Sees No ‘Political Path Forward’ for Presidential Campaign
Ben Carson said today he sees no path forward in his presidential campaign. The retired neurosurgeon has not officially suspended his campaign but he plans on making an announcement on Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Here’s his full statement: “I have decided not to attend