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February 12, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Newt Gingrich, who led the Republican Party to congressional dominance a dozen years ago, told cheering conservatives it is time to overhaul a slow-moving government locked in the last century. Citing multiple government failures after Hurricane Katrina, the former House speaker said the government meltdown at all levels illustrated how badly government needed to be updated in all of its operations.
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NEWS
January 22, 2000 | From Associated Press
Patrick J. Buchanan challenged conservative voters Friday to rethink their commitment to the Republican Party, saying the GOP has become indistinguishable from the Democratic Party. "Our two Beltway parties have become two wings of the same bird of prey," Buchanan said in a speech to the 27th annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Buchanan, who left the GOP in October to seek the Reform Party presidential nomination, accused the two White House front-runners, Republican George W.
NEWS
March 23, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
Iowa Republicans have invited Donald Trump to keynote the party's annual Lincoln Day Dinner, a tantalizing escalation of the real estate mogul's purported interest in a presidential campaign. Trump has professed to be seriously considering a White House run as he has made the media rounds promoting the new season of his NBC reality series, "The Apprentice. " But he has yet to begin the personal courtship with voters in key primary and caucus states that other, mostly lesser-known, potential rivals have.
NEWS
February 28, 1989
For more than eight years, Ronald Reagan was the clear choice among conservatives to serve as national spokesman. Now, conferees at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington have shown particular interest in four possible successors to the informal leadership post. PHIL GRAMM, 46 Texas senator. Supporters cite budget-cutting legislation. Critics see lack of leadership. JACK KEMP, 53 Secretary of housing and urban development, ex-congressman from New York.
OPINION
March 19, 2013
Re "GOP rift on display at conference," March 17 Many of the Republicans who spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference last week seemed to think that the problem with their party was the wrapping, not the package. They seem to miss the point that what's inside the package is the problem. When CPAC speaker Mitt Romney said privately to a group of wealthy donors during his presidential campaign that he could write off about 47% of voters, he put into words what many Republicans think.
NEWS
February 3, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Younger Americans don't know enough about U.S. history to fully appreciate the freedoms its military is defending in the war against terrorism, Lynne Cheney said. The wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, speaking to a Conservative Political Action Conference group in Arlington, said that in a 1999 survey of seniors from top colleges such as Princeton and Stanford, only one-fifth knew that the words "government of the people, by the people, for the people" came from the Gettysburg Address.
NATIONAL
March 14, 2010 | By Kathleen Hennessey
As Virginia Thomas tells it in her soft-spoken, Midwestern cadence, the story of her involvement in the "tea party" movement is the tale of an average citizen in action. "I am an ordinary citizen from Omaha, Neb., who just may have the chance to preserve liberty along with you and other people like you," she said at a recent panel discussion with tea party leaders in Washington. Thomas went on to count herself among those energized into action by President Obama's "hard-left agenda."
NEWS
February 24, 2013 | By Paul West
WASHINGTON -- Almost four months after his presidential election defeat, Mitt Romney is planning a return to the national political stage. The 2012 Republican nominee will appear, with his wife Ann, on Fox News Sunday next weekend, Chris Wallace, the program's host, announced Sunday. It will be his first televised interview since the November election. Romney also plans to speak next month at the Conservative Political Action Conference, a high-profile forum for conservative politicians.
OPINION
February 13, 2008
Re "The imperial presidency strikes back," Opinion, Feb. 9 Tim Rutten wrote: "Meanwhile, in another part of the city, Vice President Dick Cheney was addressing the meat-eaters at the Conservative Political Action Conference. He told them that he was glad the administration had tortured people and that he'd do it again: 'Would I support those same decisions again today? You're damn right I would.' " The quote is accurate, but the context is absolutely incorrect. In no way did Cheney state that he was glad the administration tortured people.
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