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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.
September 14, 2009 | Peter Wallsten
Amid a rebirth of conservative activism that could help Republicans win elections next year, some party insiders now fear that extreme rhetoric and conspiracy theories coming from the angry reaches of the conservative base are undermining the GOP's broader credibility and casting it as the party of the paranoid. Such insiders point to theories running rampant on the Internet, such as the idea that Barack Obama was born in Kenya and is thus ineligible to be president, or that he is a communist, or that his allies want to set up Nazi-like detention camps for political opponents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 3, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Sen. Ted Cruz will sign a mammoth book deal, the Associated Press reports , for a memoir/polemic to be published in advance of the 2016 election. The tea party favorite is rumored to have scored $1.5 million for the book. Cruz's literary agent told the AP that the $1.5 million figure is "close" without going into further detail. The Washington Examiner reports that a number of publishers were bidding for the book, including newcomer Newsmax, which offered $1 million. If the deal is for the full $1.5 million, that would make Cruz's book deal the most lucrative of recent conservative candidates.
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