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The CPAC Stage Itself Caused Quite a Commotion

Observers say stage and lighting display above it were in shape of symbol adopted by Nazis

(Newser) - CPAC found its way into plenty of headlines over the past few days, but the conservative conference held at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Fla., is now raising eyebrows for something that usually escapes notice: the shape of the stage. The Washington Post reports that over the weekend, observers started...

Goya CEO's CPAC Speech Draws New Calls for Boycott

Robert Unanue reupped Trump's long-debunked claims about election fraud

(Newser) - Back in January, Goya CEO Robert Unanue was censured by his own company's board of directors, which decided he'd need the board's permission from now on to speak to the media after he'd repeatedly shown support for Donald Trump's unproven claims of election fraud. At...

Trump Wins CPAC Straw Poll
Trump Wins CPAC Straw Poll

Trump Wins CPAC Straw Poll

Former president gets 55% of the vote

(Newser) - Who does CPAC want to win the presidential election in 2024? The same person who won it in 2016. Former President Trump on Sunday won the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll, with 55% of respondents saying that if the election were held today, they'd vote for him. Coming...

Trump at CPAC: 'Do You Miss Me Yet?'

Event strawpoll finds 68% of attendees want him to run in 2024

(Newser) - Taking the stage for the first time since leaving office, former President Trump on Sunday called for Republican Party unity in a speech at a conservative political conference, even as he exacerbated its divisions and made clear he intended to remain a dominant force in the party. Trump used his...

Imported Gold Trump Is for Sale at CPAC

Mexican-made statue sparks Old Testament comparisons

(Newser) - The breakout star at the Conservative Political Action Conference taking place in Orlando is from Mexico. A gold, 200-pound statue of former President Trump has drawn a selfie-taking crowd since it arrived in a hotel lobby Thursday evening, CNN reports. As popular as it is, there's been a backlash...

Ted Cruz Jokes About Cancun, Mocks Mask Rules, AOC

Texas senator speaks at CPAC

(Newser) - Lots of people made jokes about Ted Cruz's ill-advised trip to Cancun , and on Friday, Cruz joined them. “I gotta say, Orlando is awesome! It's not as nice as Cancun, but it's nice,” Cruz said at the opening of his speech before the Conservative Political...

Trump Turns to Familiar Name for a Key Role
Trump Turns to Familiar
Name for a Key Role 
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Trump Turns to Familiar Name for a Key Role

Corey Lewandowski will run a still-to-be-formed super PAC

(Newser) - Donald Trump is about to reenter the political fray with a weekend speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, one in which he's expected to make clear that he remains the No. 1 power broker within the GOP. Coverage:
  • New group: Trump met with top advisers Thursday and named
...

Expect Trump to Go Big in His Weekend Speech
Trump's Message:
I Still Run the GOP
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Trump's Message: I Still Run the GOP

In weekend speech, he will make the point and establish himself as top 2024 candidate: Axios

(Newser) - Former President Trump will re-enter the political spotlight Sunday when he speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference. What to expect? If a report at Axios is any indication, the speech will be a "show of force" that makes clear Trump is still running the show within the GOP...

Trump's Chief of Staff Is Now in Self-Quarantine

Rep. Matt Gaetz has also isolated himself

(Newser) - Rep. Matt Gaetz, the Republican lawmaker who tweeted a photo of himself wearing a gas mask on the House floor last week, is now in self-quarantine after possible exposure to the coronavirus. Gaetz didn't wear the mask late last month when he was at the Conservative Political Action Conference...

Ted Cruz Has Quarantined Himself
Ted Cruz Has
Quarantined Himself

Ted Cruz Has Quarantined Himself

He met person with coronavirus at CPAC

(Newser) - Sen. Ted Cruz is going to be working from home for a while. The Texas Republican says he is in self-quarantine after meeting a person at the Conservative Political Action Conference late last month who was later diagnosed with coronavirus, Politico reports. "I'm not experiencing any symptoms, and...

CPAC Chair: If Romney Came, I'd Worry About His Safety
CPAC Chair Has
Warning for Romney

CPAC Chair Has Warning for Romney

Matt Schlapp says he'd worry about senator's 'physical safety' if he were to attend conference

(Newser) - A sign of how Mitt Romney's vote to convict President Trump on impeachment is playing in conservative circles: The chair of CPAC says he would be afraid for the GOP senator's "physical safety" were he to attend the group's annual conference later this month, reports the...

8 Big Lines From Trump's CPAC Speech

President has a strong word in regard to the Mueller investigation

(Newser) - President Trump addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference for more than two hours Saturday, going off-script frequently in what ended up being the longest speech of his presidency, reports NBC News . "This is how I got elected, by being off script," said Trump. "And if we don’...

Trump Makes a Big Prediction at CPAC
Trump Makes a Big
Prediction at CPAC
updated

Trump Makes a Big Prediction at CPAC

The president sees an even bigger win ahead

(Newser) - President Donald Trump told an appreciative audience of conservatives Saturday that he will win re-election in 2020 and by a bigger margin than his 2016 victory, the AP reports. He mocked Democrats for their framework to combat climate change and said House lawmakers pushing to expand their investigations of him...

Conservative Booed Out of CPAC: I Found It 'Freeing'

Mona Charen '[refuses] to be absorbed into this brainless, sinister, clownish thing called Trumpism'

(Newser) - A day after she was escorted out of the Conservative Political Action Conference for her own safety after taking conservatives to task for supporting politicians accused of sexual misconduct, including Roy Moore and President Trump, Mona Charen doubled down in an op-ed for the New York Times . "I'm...

Facebook Apologizes Over VR Shooting Game at CPAC

'Seriously, Facebook?'

(Newser) - Facebook has apologized for featuring a virtual-reality game called Bullet Train—in which players shoot people at a train station—in its booth at the Conservative Political Action Conference, USA Today reports. Bullet Train was just one of a number of violent games featured at the Facebook booth. "In...

Trump: Armed Teacher 'Would Have Shot the Hell Out of Him'

President goes 'off script' during lengthy speech at CPAC

(Newser) - “You don’t mind if I go off script a little bit?” President Trump asked the audience Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Time reports the president, admitting his prepared remarks were "a little boring," mostly ignored the teleprompter (including a segment on new North Korean...

NRA: 'Harden Our Schools,' Fear 'Socialist' Democrats

NRA breaks silence after Parkland, targets media, gun-control advocates

(Newser) - "Many in legacy media love mass shootings," NBC News quotes NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch as saying Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. "You love the ratings. Crying white mothers are ratings gold." A week after 17 people were killed at a school shooting in...

Show Mocked His 'Nazi Hair.' Turns Out, He Has Cancer

Samantha Bee's 'Full Frontal' has apologized to Kyle Coddington

(Newser) - Samantha Bee's political satire show is apologizing for a bit that mocked attendees at the recent CPAC convention for having "Nazi hair"—it turns out that one of the targets actually has brain cancer. "We deeply apologize for offending @_that_kyle in our CPAC segment," reads...

Trump Bashes Anonymous Sources Right After Using Them
Trump's CPAC Speech
Was 'Fantastic'—and Ironic
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Trump's CPAC Speech Was 'Fantastic'—and Ironic

President bashes use of anonymous sources hours after using them himself

(Newser) - President Trump opened his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday by attacking the "dishonest media." He accused the media of making up stories and sources and being "fake news." And he railed against the use of anonymous sources. Here's how people reacted...

Trump: Presidents Should Have Spent Last 15 Years at Beach

Argues we'd be better off than where those presidents have left us

(Newser) - In 2011, as the "money, money, money, money" chorus of his reality TV show's theme song blasted, Donald Trump stepped out before the nation's largest gathering of conservative activists for the first time. The crowd was less than adoring, occasionally laughing at and booing the longtime former...

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