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  • How Donald Trump Became My Favorite Conservative Leader

    03/01/2017 5:32:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | March 1, 2017 | Caleb Parke
    As I look back on my first time attending CPAC in 2012 to this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, I can’t help but think how much the landscape has changed.It wasn’t until the 2008 campaign that I really got involved in politics.After the GOP chose Sen. John McCain for their nominee, I was done with the Republican party…until Sarah Palin stepped on stage.Palin, for me, was the epitome of conservatism and all that’s good about America. (I’ve written about this many times.)But somewhere along the way, Palin’s political star faded and as many of my friends have pointed out,...
  • CPAC 2017: Making Peace With Trump, Taking Aim at Congress

    02/27/2017 4:11:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | February 27, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    This years Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) could have been titled President Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Don. For the first time in years, most of Americas premier conservatives gathered to find themselves the proverbial dog who chased and caught the car. With the White House, Congress, and most likely SCOTUS in the near future, the big question seemed to be What the hell do we do now? Clearly, one of the answers was drink, and there was plenty of that. The bars were only lightly packed this year because a lot of...
  • NY Times' Rutenberg Tries to Enlist Republicans to Defend Media, Oppose Trump

    02/26/2017 1:56:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | February 26, 2017 | Clay Waters
    Sunday’s New York Times featured the latest installment in easily-freaked media reporter Jim Rutenberg’s crusade against President Trump: “Trump’s Undermining Reporters May Haunt Republicans.” The online headline foreshadowed Rutenberg’s unlikely attempt to enlist Republicans in defense of the press and against Trump: “Will the Real Democracy Lovers Please Stand Up?” while the text box delivered an empty threat: “This strategy could push Republicans into a corner later.” Rutenberg made no acknowledgement of the increasingly unconcealed anti-Trump partisanship displayed by the media, including his own newspaper. Rutenberg’s own infamous front-page column from August 2016 argued that the rules of journalistic objectivity...
  • CPAC straw poll shows conservatives with Trump, think he's 'realigning' movement

    02/26/2017 12:38:39 PM PST · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 25, 20117 | Fox News
    Conservatives appear fully behind new Republican President Trump, based on a straw poll Saturday at the annual CPAC summit in which attendees gave him an 86 percent approval rating and overwhelmingly agreed that he was realigning the movement. Trump, whose views do not always align with those of fiscal or social conservatives, received high marks in the polls 12 questions. Perhaps the most applause came when the event organizers announced that 33 percent of respondents said reforming the tax code was the biggest Trump campaign promise they wanted him to fulfill. Donald Trump is actually doing things the conservative movement...
  • Rick Wilson: CPAC Has Been Taken Over By Trump "Cult Of Personality"

    02/26/2017 10:12:01 AM PST · by EveningStar · 41 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 24, 2017 | Tim Hains
    On Thursday's edition of 'The Last Word' on MSNBC, GOP Never-Trump strategist Rick Wilson commented on the first day of CPAC which saw Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus laying out the basics of "Trumpism" and strategist Kellyanne Conway joking that they should rename the conference: TPAC.
  • FULL EVENT: President Donald Trump Speech at CPAC 2017 (2/24/2017) Donald Trump Live CPAC Speech

    02/26/2017 1:48:00 AM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | Streamed live on Feb 24, 2017 | Donald J. Trump
    President Donald Trump Speech at CPAC 2017 (Conservative Political Action Conference), Friday, February 24, 2017 - President Trump Live Speech #CPAC2017
  • O'KEEFE via twitter: @HuffingtonPost why was your writer Ryan Clayton passing out Russian flags...?

    .@HuffingtonPost why was your writer Ryan Clayton passing out Russian flags @ @realDonaldTrump #CPAC2017 speech? Trying to create #fakenews?— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) February 24, 2017
  • Weekly Update: Sanctuary City Outrage

    02/25/2017 10:19:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 24, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Sanctuary City Update: Arizona Sheriff Releases Hundreds of Criminal Illegal Aliens Veteran Prosecuted for Posting American Flag on Veterans Affairs Center Fence on Memorial Day Participate in CPAC With Us Sanctuary City Update: Arizona Sheriff Releases Hundreds of Criminal Illegal Aliens A crackdown on dangerous sanctuary policies for illegal immigrants cant come a moment too soon. As with our most recent court challenge to San Francisco, Judicial Watch has been a leader (and often the only) legal opponent to sanctuary policies that ignore federal and state laws concerning illegal immigration at the expense of the publics safety, the rule...
  • No CPAC Keynote Speaker?

    02/25/2017 6:23:32 AM PST · by Vision · 16 replies
    Did CPAC not replace Milo Yiannopoulos?
  • What Is Conservatism in the Age of Trump? (Video in the link)

    02/24/2017 3:01:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush ^ | February 24, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Well, now, Ive had some people email me about it and, I mean, it never occurred to me. (interruption) You think I should? (interruption) Well, okay. Maybe. Ill think about it. I have some people emailing me since last night that I ought to play parts of my CPAC speech from back in 2009 when Obama took office. It never even occurred to me. Thats eight years ago. Anyway, greetings. Its great to have you with us, folks. Its Open Line Friday. Rush Limbaugh here, ready and revved up to go. Im eager to speak with you...
  • Meet the [conservative] 16-year-old Canadian girl who took down Milo Yiannopoulos

    02/24/2017 4:29:58 PM PST · by grundle · 120 replies
    Vox ^ | February 24, 2017
    How a 16-year-old took down Milo Julia closely follows political news from her home in Canada, with a deep interest in American politics. She has been particularly alarmed by the recent rise of Yiannopoulos and others like him. So as soon as she heard Yiannopoulos would speak at CPAC, she was appalled. Then an old moment popped in her head. She remembered hearing an obscure podcast, in which Yiannopoulos defended the idea of 13-year-olds having sex with older men, arguing that child molestation provided a sort of coming of age relationship for teenagers. Her memory was right. She found the...
  • Nigel Farage's Fiery Speech at CPAC 2017 in Support of President Trump

    02/24/2017 4:42:44 PM PST · by tony75034 · 12 replies ^ | 2/24/2017 | Thomas Billet
    Nigel Farage has travelled to Washington to tell Donald Trump's followers that they are part of a "global revolution" that began with Brexit. Mr Farage was greeted with a standing ovation at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), and he spoke of the "Brexit mania" he had witnessed after travelling to the US to take part in a Trump rally. "I'm proud to be a part of that campaign, I really am," he said, adding that he was beginning to feel "more American" ever since Mr Trump's victory. More
  • Russian flags being handed out for Trump's speech.

    02/24/2017 10:00:48 AM PST · by proust · 87 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2-24-17 | James O'Keefe
  • ICYMI: VP Mike Pence rocks CPAC with excellent speech

    02/24/2017 9:49:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    CANADA FREE PRESS ^ | 02/24/17 | Robert Laurie
    A full-throated defense of conservatism, and a re-iteration of goals and objectives We could debate the relative merits of CPAC all day. Is it a right-wing celebrity showcase? Yes. Is it a clique-y gathering of self-congratulation and self-promotion? Probably. But Does it have a long history of great speakers and excellent speeches? Absolutely. Vice President Mike Pence has addressed CPAC several times, but I suspect last nights speech - his second major address since inauguration day - will be long remembered.
  • Maybe I dont need a diet and a personal trainer: Im in GQ!

    02/24/2017 9:33:50 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/24/17 | Matthew Vadum
    My long lost identical twin brother. Shhhh! Don't tell anyone. A film crew from Gentlemens Quarterly dropped by the Capital Research Center booth today in the Hub at this years Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) outside the nations capital. GQ is now home to the buffoonish Keith Olbermann, who blocks people on Twitter at the slightest provocation. (Hes done it to me twice not that Im complaining.) Thats his prerogative but hes still a goof.
  • It Never Gets Old: CPAC Crowd Chants Lock Her Up! During Trump Speech at CPAC

    02/24/2017 8:49:56 AM PST · by davikkm · 21 replies
    During his presentation he mentioned his former foe Hillary Clinton and her comments about Trump supporters being irredeemable deplorables. The crowd immediately started chanting, Lock her up! Lock her up!
  • LIVE STREAM: President Donald Trump Speaks at CPAC 2017

    02/24/2017 7:55:05 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Youtube ^ | 02/24/17 | Donald J Trump
    President Donald Trump Delivers Remarks at CPAC 2017
  • Trumps CPAC Speech is Part of a Six Year Journey

    President Trumps speech today at CPAC is expected to be one of gratitude and celebration. However, six years ago the tone was much different. When he was just a billionaire property developer and reality TV star, Donald Trump went to CPAC with the hopes of building a little conservative street cred among a group that really wasnt sure they wanted him there. In fact, its been reported that Mr. Trump had to purchase his speaking slot with a donation to the events host, the American Conservative Union.
  • Stephen Bannon: Core Of Trump's Platform Is "Deconstruction Of The Administrative State"

    02/24/2017 4:41:13 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    RCP ^ | Tim Hains
    Senior adviser to the president Stephen K. Bannon discussed the three most important goals the White House is working towards at CPAC 2017: homeland security, economic nationalism, and "deconstruction of the administrative state." "Every business leader we've had in is saying not just taxes, but also the regulation," Bannon said. "I think the consistent, if you look at these Cabinet appointees, they were selected for a reason and that is the deconstruction-- the way the progressive left runs, is if they can't get it passed, they're just gonna put in some sort of regulation in -- in an agency. That's...
  • CPAC leader blasts 'alt-right,' as conservatives define agenda under Trump

    02/23/2017 9:29:46 PM PST · by granada · 26 replies
    Foxnews ^ | February 23, 2017 | Joseph Weber
    OXON HILL, Md. Organizers kicked off conservatives annual Washington summit Thursday with a clear message to the so-called alt-right: youre not with us.
  • [Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions against Israel] BDS Panel at CPAC: How to Defeat the Movement

    02/23/2017 7:28:54 PM PST · by markomalley
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2/23/17 | Mary Chastain
    CPAC 2017 has shown its support for Israel in numerous ways, but the panel on the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) provided excellent points to defeat the movement.BDS isnt about taking Israel out of business, said Lisa Daftari from Foreign Desk News. Its about taking Israel off the map. Sander Gerber, fellow at the Jewrusalem Center of Public Affairs, and Erielle Davidson of the Hoover Institution joined Daftari on the panel moderated by Ned Ryun from American Majority.All three panelists stressed the importance of linking the Palestinian Authority to the BDS movement. Most people concentrate on Hamas, but those who do...
  • Conservatives more united than mainstream media reports [Bannon: Hold us accountable.]

    02/23/2017 8:47:16 PM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Mercedes Schlapp
    The mainstream media love writing the narrative of crisis, division and disarray in the conservative moment. So it was no surprise this week when Time magazine published an article titled The Conservative Grassroots Faces a Crisis at Its Annual Meetup. It must be missing the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where thousands of grass-roots activists from across the country are gathering this week to celebrate the Trump victory and prepare for battles that lie ahead. At CPAC, conservative warriors are energized, united and excited about supporting the president and his vision for America. They might not agree with every aspect...
  • Pence Continues WHs Knocking of the Media at CPAC; They Amplify...the Failed Status Quo

    02/23/2017 8:11:00 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 6 replies ^ | | February 23, 2017
    After White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and chief of staff Reince Priebus offered strongly-worded statements on Thursday afternoon at CPAC condemning the media as the opposition party to the Trump team, Vice President Mike Pence offered an evening address to a boisterous audience. Of course, he lobbed some jabs at the media of his own. Recapping the states the ticket won that no Republican had carried in a generation, Pence slammed the media for not foreseeing Trumps victory: The establishment never saw it coming. I mean, the media, the elites, the insiders, everybody else who profits off preserving the...
  • CPAC Offers Utterly Uninspiring Vision for Millennials

    02/23/2017 1:36:08 PM PST · by madprof98 · 52 replies ^ | 2/23/17 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    The one millennial-focused panel on the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) main-stage Thursday was titled "FREE stuff vs FREE-dom: Millennials' Love Affair with Bernie Sanders?" It got worse from there. *** Asked what might bring Bernie-loving millennials around to Republicans or capitalism, the panelists continued to bash Democratic policies such as the Affordable Care Act and the socialist policies that wrecked Venezuela. But they still failed to offer any positive visions of their own. It served as a stark reminder why the Republican Party does so dismally with young folksin polls, just around 20 percent of millennials tend to identify...
  • Here is the Schedule for CPAC 2017

    02/23/2017 12:43:57 PM PST · by iowamark · 10 replies ^ | 2/23/2017
    You can view live stream coverage of the event here (when available), and check below for a schedule of when the conferences biggest speakers and VIPs will appear for speeches, events, and book signings.Thursday9:10 a.m. Kellyanne Conway (White House Special Counselor) 9:30 a.m. Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) 10:05 a.m. Gov. Matt Bevin (R-KY) 11:10 a.m. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mark Levin (The Mark Levin Show) 11:30 p.m. Dana Loesch (The Blaze) 12:10 p.m. Sheriff David Clarke 12:50 p.m. Besty DeVos (Secretary of Education) 1:05 p.m. Matt Schlapp (American Conservative Union chairman),...
  • Ted Cruz predicts another Supreme Court vacancy coming this summer

    02/23/2017 11:05:08 AM PST · by iowamark · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 23, 2017 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday predicted that there will be another Supreme Court vacancy this summer, on top of the current opening on the high court left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. This summer, I think well have another Supreme Court vacancy, he told attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference, prompting applause and then some murmurs from the crowd. Supreme Court justices receive lifetime appointments, and their tenure only ends when they retire or die. He said the left would go even crazier at that point than they are now as the U.S. Senate weighs President Trumps...
  • Watch Live: CPAC 2017

    02/23/2017 10:38:20 AM PST · by Signalman · 6 replies
    Breibart TV ^ | 2/23/2017 | Breitbart TV
    Thursday at 9 a.m. ET, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) will kick off and continue through Saturday.
  • CPAC-ACU: Trump's Cabinet the most conservative, surpassing Reagan

    02/23/2017 9:55:00 AM PST · by GonzoII · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/9/17 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump has succeeded in picking the most conservative Cabinet of the modern era, and possibly ever, even besting the team put together by former President Reagan, according to a scorecard from the American Conservative Union, host of the annual CPAC convention. ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp told Secrets that Trump's team, made up in part with House and Senate lawmakers graded by the group over the years, has a 91.52 percent conservative rating, significantly surpassing Reagan's by 28 points.
  • What Happened to Conservative Optimism?

    02/23/2017 9:32:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies ^ | February 23, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    I had never heard of Milo Yiannopoulos until recently, perhaps because I don't visit some of the websites where his musings are published. Milo, as he calls himself because of the difficulty some have pronouncing his last name, was disinvited from this week's Conservative Political Action Convention (CPAC), the annual gathering of the right in Washington. Apparently the organizers were not bothered by Milo's association with the so-called "alt-right." CPAC withdrew the invitation only after a video surfaced showing him apparently endorsing man-boy relationships that qualify under the definition of pedophilia. Yiannopoulos has resigned as an editor at and...
  • CPACs Self-Inflicted Wound

    02/23/2017 5:23:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | February 23, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    I dont know Milo Yiannopoulos, and I dont really want to know him. I know he worked for Breitbart News and is a provocateur. I dont know if Andrew Breitbart ever met him, but neither I nor any other of Andrews friends I know remember him mentioning Milo. When I heard Yiannopoulos was speaking at CPAC, the annual Washington conference for the conservative movement, I wasnt surprised. I was surprised he had been selected as the keynote speaker. CPAC has problems in non-election years attracting big names in quantity. This years event was scheduled during a congressional recess, so even...
  • LIVE STREAM: MiloYiannapoulos Press Conference 2/21/17

    02/21/2017 11:54:17 AM PST · by dynoman · 163 replies
    Youtube ^ | now | Milo
    LIVE STREAM: Milo Yiannapoulos Holds a Press Conference. In a statement published minutes ago, Yiannopoulos said, Breitbart News has stood by me when others caved, continuing, I would be wrong to allow my poor choice of words to detract from my colleagues important reporting, so today I am resigning from Breitbart, effective immediately. After Yiannopoulos was slated to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a video of him discussing pedophilia made the rounds on Twitter and earned pretty widespread condemnation. Yiannopoulos responded to the outcry insisting that he has an utter disgust [for] adults who sexually abuse minors...
  • AUDIO FILE: Top CPAC Executive Caught Talking Terribly About Big Name Conservatives

    02/21/2017 4:26:54 AM PST · by blueyon · 15 replies
    DML DennisMichaelLynch ^ | 2/20/17 | DML
    DML is in possession of an audio file which we planned to release today at 7pm. The file contains comments made by a top level executive from the American Conservative Union (ACU) speaking terribly about well-known people who often speak at CPAC. But our plans changed this afternoon when conservative activist, Milo Yiannopoulos, had his invitation to speak at CPAC 2017 rescinded by the ACU. Weve decided to release our audio file tomorrow morning at 12:00pm eastern standard time. Below are some of the hard hitting comments heard on the audio file.
  • BREAKING: Milo Yiannopoulos Disinvited From CPAC Over Pedophilia Commentary

    02/20/2017 10:42:51 AM PST · by johnk · 385 replies
    mediaite ^ | 2/20/2017 | JD Durkin
    According to Townhalls and frequent Fox News contributor Guy Benson, controversial Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited from speaking at the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in DC, a report that was quickly confirmed by the ACU Chair. Milo will be disinvited from #CPAC, Ive just been told. Guy Benson (@guypbenson) February 20, 2017 Yiannopoulos initial invitation drew criticism, especially after a questionable clip emerged on social media revealing the Breitbart editor appearing to at least advocate for pedophilia. The clip, which was first put online by The Reagan Battalion, quickly made the rounds Sunday; Yiannopoulos says...
  • Changes: Trump to appear at CPAC

    02/20/2017 9:07:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 20, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    What a difference a year and an election make. A year ago, Donald Trump canceled a planned appearance at CPAC, claiming a scheduling conflict with a campaign event in Wichita, Kansas. At the time, anti-Trump activists had been organizing a walkout of his speech, which left the impression that Trump didnt want the drama. At the time, CPAC offered a sharp retort to the cancellation:(TWEET-AT-LINK) Clearly, all is now forgiven:(TWEET-AT-LINK) In this case, of course, it should be forgiven or at least forgotten. Whether or not movement conservatives backed Trump a year ago is irrelevant now. Trump...
  • Breaking: US President Trump to Speak at CPAC 2017 Conference

    02/20/2017 8:07:51 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    GP ^ | 02/20/17 | Jim Hoft
    Matt Schlapp, the chair of the American Conservative Union, made the announcement this morning.   "We are honored that @POTUS will return to #CPAC2017 on Friday, Feb 24th at 10:00am(ET). Join us for this history-making moment @CPAC." -Matt Schlapp   Trump was a frequent speaker at CPAC for several years. He skipped last year’s conference after #NeverTrumpers planned a walkout protest during his talk.  
  • Coalition of #NeverTrumpers Release Sordid Milo Audio Before CPAC Conference

    02/20/2017 7:57:17 AM PST · by davikkm · 107 replies
    Several of the organizations openly supported the Hillary Clinton campaign and worked to defeat Donald Trump. On Saturday CPAC announced Milo Yiannopolous would be speaking at CPAC 2017. On Sunday the #NeverTrump Reagan Battalion released very sordid audio of Milo Yiannopolous discussing sex and 13 year-olds. (For the record Reagan Battalion blocked The Gateway Pundit from reading their tweets.) Never trust a #NeverTrumper. This is a disgusting story all the way around.
  • Deploraball Organizers Announce Bull Moose Party at CPAC 2017

    02/20/2017 5:50:18 AM PST · by Katya · 4 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/18/2017 | Jim Hoft
    MAGA3X bring you the Bull Moose Party. The party is planned for Friday night February 24, 2017 in Washington DC. #NeverTrumpers need not apply. The exact location will be announced next week due to security concerns.
  • Milo Yiannopoulos responds to critics over CPAC speaking invite

    02/20/2017 4:04:34 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 65 replies
    Twitchy ^ | February 19, 2017 | by Greg P.
    Yiannopoulos took to Facebook Sunday night to answer his critics and specifically address a video thats been circulating that accuses him of supporting sexual relationships between underage boys and men:
  • Milo Yiannopoulos Tapped as Keynote Speaker at Conservative Political Action Conference (Exclusive)

    02/18/2017 12:06:23 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 124 replies
    Milo Yiannopoulos is about to go mainstream Republican, sort of, grabbing himself a keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference next month. The Washington gathering, known as CPAC, is the premiere event for established conservatives. This years speakers include Vice President Mike Pence, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, as well as media personalities like Lou Dobbs and Mark Levin. None of the 60 or so confirmed speakers, though, will have more stage time than Yianoppoulos at this years event, which runs Feb. 22-25 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention...
  • Trump, Pence expected at CPAC, 'GOP got its groove back'

    02/10/2017 5:08:23 PM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/10/17 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump is expected to follow the first-year practice of former President Ronald Reagan and attend the February Conservative Political Action Conference, the annual gathering and boot camp of young conservatives. Reagan went to seven of eight that were held when he was president, telling the convention in his first year as president, "You dance with the one that brung ya." Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, which is putting on the event Feb. 22-25, told the Washington Examiner he expects Trump to come. He has already nailed down a date for Vice President Mike Pence to...
  • Why Conservative Women Are So Pretty

    12/02/2016 9:47:44 AM PST · by detective · 90 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 22, 2016 | Henry Scanlon
    Three years ago I attended the Conservative Political Action Conference and was struck by something I later concluded was probably a figment of my imagination. This year I returned, and, rather than having my recollection dispelled, it was confirmed. The young women who attend CPAC are spectacular. No kidding: Whats up with this concentration of incredibly attractive young, conservative women? Its noticeable and remarkable. They are beautiful and stylish in the way French women often are, which is to say in their own way, not in a conforming or predictable way. They all look like the girl the high school...
  • A Dash of Independence

    06/03/2016 7:53:43 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 3, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When we had the pleasure of co-hosting actress, and first time author Stacey Dash at our first author's night this year, I noted that she frequently stressed her pride in being independent-minded in interviews. As she shows in her newly published memoirs, the industry she works in has tried to stifle her independence and doesnt give her credit for having much of a mind. The powers-that-be in Hollywood are wrong on both counts. Hollywood was never a particularly conservative place nor was the industry it is famous for especially right-leaning. Yet and still, in days of yore there was a...

    05/26/2016 8:04:37 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 24, 2016 | Deborah Lambert
    CPAC chairman Matt Schlapp turned down the chance to visit Facebook last month, telling Greta von Susteren at On the Record" that he thought the conservative confab over political bias allegations was merely a political PR stunt after they got caught. Schlapp noted during the CPAC 2016 conference that the most important conservative message for millennials was one that stressed American exceptionalism, and an excellent vehicle for transmitting that message was the annual CPAC event with over 10,000 attendees. However, Facebooks refusal to publicize CPAC's message to its millions of millennial users spoke volumes, and led Schlapp to nix the...
  • Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News

    05/09/2016 6:40:48 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 55 replies ^ | 9 May 2016 | Michael Nunez
    Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social networks influential trending news section, according to a former journalist who worked on the project. This individual says that workers prevented stories about the right-wing CPAC gathering, Mitt Romney, Rand Paul, and other conservative topics from appearing in the highly-influential section, even though they were organically trending among the sites users. Several former Facebook news curators, as they were known internally, also told Gizmodo that they were instructed to artificially inject selected stories into the trending news module, even if they werent popular enough to warrant...
  • Conservative Student Warriors vs. the Snowflake Rebellion

    03/28/2016 9:35:31 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 26, 2016 | Deborah Lambert
    The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has never been known as a venue for self-help seminars, but in 2016 it happened. A session called Campus Crackdown focused on practical steps that conservative students could take to counter the growing epidemic of protests known as the "snowflake rebellion." Launched by these students' anxiety-ridden counterparts, posing as fragile little snowflakes unable to cope with the mere idea of viewing unsavory Halloween costumes, the movement that has been successfully covered up by politically correct campus administrators, was exposed as another left wing attempt to censor free speech. Princeton University senior and panelist Josh...
  • BUSTED: Erick Erickson's Website Caught Taking Paul Singer Money To Bash Trump

    03/21/2016 8:17:32 AM PDT · by Suz in AZ · 58 replies ^ | March 21, 2016 | Charles C. Johnson
    Pundit Erick Erickson's The Resurgent website got 10K from anti-Trump, Paul Singer-funded Our Principle PAC in their latest FEC reported, can report. The funding from the neoconservative billionaire wasn't disclosed to Erickson's readers at the new venture. Singer, who is a pro-gay marriage establishment billionaire, was one of the major financial donors forMarco Rubio. Singeris also a major supporter of National Review which was dispensing the #NeverTrump at CPAC.
  • Malkin to PJM: I Would Pick Trump Over Rubio

    03/09/2016 2:45:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 9 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Author and political columnist Michelle Malkin told PJM she would choose real-estate mogul Donald Trump over Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) because Trump is surrounding himself with particular people she trusts. Malkin was asked which candidate she thinks is the strongest on immigration issues: Unfortunately, Marco Rubio has been the worst. Now, unfortunately in an oversaturated 24/7 sound bite media culture you get coverage of these issues thats half of a centimeter deep, so all you hear about is the Gang of 8 amnesty and you get the sense that all we are talking about is allowing 11-30 million people to...
  • The Real Message from CPAC2016

    03/06/2016 5:29:45 PM PST · by MLL · 49 replies
    Red State ^ | 03/06/2016 | Sara Gonzales
    Right now, the Republican Party is in despair. Those of us who are actual conservatives are left feeling frustrated, depressed, and somewhat hopeless at the thought of a wolf in sheep's clothing winning the party nomination (and likely going on to lose in the general election, to add insult to injury). We understand the dangerous territory we would find ourselves in should our party elect a Republican nominee who is neither a Republican nor a decent human being. But after attending CPAC this year, I feel encouraged. Of course, you are supposed to leave feeling inspired and renewed from the...
  • Marco Rubio CPAC 1016

    03/06/2016 2:38:03 PM PST · by ChessExpert · 21 replies
    CPAC ^ | March 5th 2016 | Rubio
    CPAC 2016 - Sen. Marco Rubio
  • CPAC 2016 - James O'Keefe's CPAC speech. (Video)

    03/06/2016 2:03:21 PM PST · by Syncro · 20 replies
    CPAC/You tube ^ | March 6, 2016 | James O'Keefe
    #CPAC2016: Full @JamesOKeefeIII Speech @ACUConservative @CPAC #tcot #p2 #cpac— BigGator5 (@BigGator5) March 6, 2016