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.
February 24, 2013 |
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.
March 9, 1997 |
Sen. Jesse Helms vowed Saturday that a proposed treaty to ban chemical weapons worldwide will never leave his Senate Foreign Relations Committee unless supporters give him the changes he wants in it. Helms, the committee's chairman, told a gathering of conservatives that as it is now written, the treaty will give Americans a false sense of security and could increase the risk that terrorists' use of nerve gas will be more widespread.
February 9, 2012 |
If you want to hear the audience cheer at CPAC, just bring up the idea of a brokered GOP convention. One year ago, as a parade of would-be Republican presidential hopefuls addressed conservative activists at this annual Conservative Political Action Conference, their easy applause line was the idea of unseating President Obama. Now, at the start of a three-week gap between nominating contests, there seems to be relief that nominal frontrunner Mitt Romney's momentum has been stalled, and that the party's right flank holds the power.
February 10, 2012 |
A small group of demonstrators staged a silent protest during Mitt Romney's speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday. Security guards for the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, where the annual gathering of conservatives is being held, quickly threw the protesters out. Joe Gallant, 22, was among the group. Gallant said the protesters moved to the front of an overflow room where attendees were watching Romney's speech, taped their mouths, and revealed T-shirts that read, “If money is speech, then poverty is silence.” “We were just trying to get our point across that there is too much money in politics,” Gallant said.
February 18, 2005 |
Karl Rove, President Bush's top political strategist, pronounced conservatism the "dominant political creed in America" on Thursday and coached fellow conservatives on how to support his boss. "The next time one of your smarty-pants liberal friends says to you, 'Well, he didn't have a mandate,' you tell him of this delicious fact: This president got a higher percentage of the vote than any Democratic candidate for president since 1964," Rove said.
May 16, 2011 |
When many suspected Donald Trump's talk of a presidential run was nothing but self-serving bluster, the Iowa Republican Party's announcement that he was headlining their annual Lincoln Dinner fundraising offered the best evidence to date that he was actually taking it seriously. Now that Trump has taken himself out of contention, Iowa Republicans can't help but feel left at the altar. "While our invitation to Mr. Trump never hinged on a potential Trump candidacy, Iowans responded enthusiastically and with great interest in his appearance," Iowa GOP spokesman Casey Mills said in a statement Monday afternoon.
March 12, 2013 |
Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has a new book coming, the Associated Press reports . The book, "A Happy Holiday IS a Merry Christmas," will discuss the "over-commercialism" and "homogenization" of Christmas, publisher Harper Collins said. The book will be released in November, in time for the holiday shopping season. In a statement, Palin described "Happy Holiday" as a "fun, festive, thought provoking book, which will encourage all to see what is possible when we unite in defense of our faith and ignore the politically correct Scrooges who would rather take Christ out of Christmas.
September 14, 2009 |
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.