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  1. early and often
    CPAC Is Rocked by a ResignationThe treasurer of the conference’s organizer quits, citing financial mysteries around chairman Matt Schlapp, who is being sued for alleged assault.
  2. early and often
    CPAC Was a Janky Half-Empty Trump ConventionThe 2023 Conservative Political Action Conference lacked both conservatives and action.
  3. tremendous content
    Donald Trump Jr. Plays Incompetent Willy Wonka at CPACHe offered gold-wrapped candy bars in a stunt that showed he isn’t a worthy successor to his dad.
  4. politics
    Trump and CPAC Had a Different War on Their MindsUkraine was mostly a side note at the annual conservative conference, where speakers were mainly vying to be America’s top culture warriors.
  5. cancel culture
    Ted Cruz Wants to Cancel John BoehnerThe great champion of liberty against “cancel culture” is raising money from people who want to watch him burn Boehner’s book.
  6. maga
    Kristi Noem Angers Her Base With Transgender Sports-Ban VetoThe South Dakota governor was a MAGA favorite thanks to her fight against pandemic public-health measures. Now she’s flunked a cultural litmus test.
  7. mike pence
    Is Mike Pence Finished in MAGA-Land?It seems four years of toadying to Trump aren’t enough to overcome his “betrayal” on January 6.
  8. cpac
    Trump’s CPAC Blast From the PastThe ex-president’s big return seemed like an alternate reality where the Capitol riot never happened.
  9. cpac
    Trump’s Future Agenda: Suppress the Vote and Purge the RINOsHis speech at CPAC didn’t promise a candidacy in 2024, but did suggest he’d fight anyone he does not endorse.
  10. politics
    The New Foreign Flavor of CPAC’s Red MeatAmerica may still be first at the conservative gathering, but this year’s event has come with a lot more European-style populism.
  11. the national interest
    How Trumpism Has Become a Cult of LosingWhy do Republicans still love a loser whose entire appeal was that he’s a “winner”?
  12. politics
    The New CPAC Makes the Old CPAC Look Like the #ResistanceTrump critics are out, election truthers are in.
  13. conservatism
    CPAC Cancels Speaker at Conference With the Theme ‘America Uncanceled’The conference was right to nix an anti-Semitic panelist for his “reprehensible views.” But where does that leave its keynote speaker, Donald Trump?
  14. coronavirus
    When the Coronavirus Came to a Right-wing Pep RallyCOVID-19 made its first appearance on the American political landscape at CPAC. There has been a lot of fallout.
  15. coronavirus
    Self-Quarantining Republican Shook Trump’s Hand After Coronavirus ExposureAfter posing with a CPAC attendee, Doug Collins shook the president’s hand — while Matt Gaetz, also under self-quarantine, rode on Air Force One.
  16. coronavirus
    Ted Cruz to Self-Quarantine After Coronavirus Exposure at CPACThe Texas Republican will spend four days in his home after shaking the hand of a CPAC attendee 10 days ago, who later tested positive for COVID-19,
  17. coronavirus
    Trump Vows More Rallies Despite CPAC Coronavirus CaseA CPAC attendee tested positive for COVID-19, but Trump is not concerned about the risks and vowed to hold “tremendous” campaign rallies.
  18. cpac
    Politics Trumped the Coronavirus at CPACSpeakers and attendees at the annual conservative event seemed unconcerned about the looming pandemic, just like their leader.
  19. flag concerning
    Watch Trump Fondle an American Flag at CPACLast year, the president awkwardly hugged the flag onstage. This year, he took far more liberty.
  20. donald trump
    Trump: I Am the WallThe wall has become more than a southern border barrier. It’s a metaphor for Trump’s promise to protect his base from economic and cultural change.
  21. politics
    Self-Care Is a Self-Celebration for Trump at CPACAfter a brutal week at home and abroad, the president made a supersized spectacle of himself at the annual conservative conference.
  22. politics
    CPAC Speaker Needed Security Escort After Flagging Trump’s Sexual MisconductMona Charen chided conservatives for ignoring the president’s treatment of women, and later urged others to help fight off Trumpism.
  23. CPAC Communications Director: RNC Wrong to Elect ‘a Black Guy’ as HeadHis remark was met with gasps.
  24. A Selection of Things Booed at CPACIncluding John McCain and naturalization ceremonies for new U.S. citizens.
  25. select all
    Courageous Ajit Pai Awarded Gun for Killing Net NeutralityThe NRA presented Pai with the award at CPAC.
  26. CPAC Audience Lets Trump Know It Cares More About Guns Than Tax CutsIn a strange but revealing direct poll of his adoring audience, Trump finds confirmation that the culture war matters most.
  27. the national interest
    Trump Predicts ‘Crooked’ Media Will Endorse His ReelectionIt actually makes sense, if you think about it.
  28. Donald Trump Is the Most Pure Conservative President EverTrump exists not because conservatism lost, but because it won.
  29. Nearly 500 Days After the Election, CPAC Erupts in ‘Lock Her Up’ ChantAt CPAC, Hillary Clinton is still on everyone’s mind.
  30. CPAC Is Going to Be a Trump-FestWhatever past conservative issues with Donald Trump, this year’s CPAC is a testament to his conquest of the movement.
  31. George W. Bush Not Thrilled by Behavior of Monster He Helped CreateThe former president speaks out against Trump’s attempts to curtail press freedom and Muslim immigration.
  32. Scenes From the Breitbart CPAC LuauAs conservatism faces an existential crisis, a tour through CPAC’s afterparties proves educational.
  33. Trump Offers Conservatives the World — in Exchange for Their PrinciplesIs the mainstream right ready to replace its traditional values with pure nationalism?
  34. the national interest
    Trump Can’t Stop Undermining His Claim to Represent the Workers Party“We will not answer to donors, lobbyists, or special interests … now here’s another story about me answering to special interests.”
  35. Bannon: The Worse Trump’s Media Coverage Is, the Better He’s DoingThe chief White House strategist tells CPAC — over and over — that they can’t believe any bad news about the Trump administration.
  36. Ted Cruz Tastelessly Predicts Summer SCOTUS OpeningSuggesting that to a CPAC audience is playing with some powerful emotions.
  37. Richard Spencer Gets Booted From CPAC in Apparent Conservative Housecleaning“Are you gonna escort me out?” Spencer asked.
  38. Is Trump Taking Over Conservatism, or Is Conservatism Absorbing Trump?The evidence ahead of a key right-wing conference suggests that it’s the right that’s moving.
  39. CPAC Yanks Milo Yiannopoulos Invitation After ‘Offensive Video’The right-wing provocateur came under fire for a video in which he defends relationships between “younger boys and older men.”
  40. early and often
    CPAC Blasted for Milo Yiannopoulos Invite After Pedophilia Remarks ResurfaceMany opposed giving the right-wing provocateur a speaking slot even before seeing his defense of relationships between “younger boys and older men.”
  41. politics
    Rand Paul Won the CPAC Straw Poll for the Third Year in a Row But that doesn’t mean much.
  42. the internet
    CPAC Is for Lovers, or At Least ‘Discreet’ Casual EncountersHighlights from this year’s batch.
  43. white men with guns
    Old White Guys Pose With Big Gun: Welcome to CPAC 2014Senators Mitch McConnell and Tom Coburn kick things off right.
  44. jesus christie
    Subpoenaed Christie Staffer ResignsThis is just a “natural time” to step down.
  45. Frank Rich: Surprise! Mitt As Robotic As ThoughtNote to GOP: Bartender photo-ops win elections.
  46. jesus christie
    Chris Christie Says He’s So Busy That He Didn’t Even Notice CPAC’s Snub“It’s not like I’m lacking for invitations to speak,” he says.
  47. Frank Rich: Republicans Get Ahead of HistoryLook who’s getting behind gay marriage and Obamacare.
  48. jesus christie
    RINO Chris Christie Basically Just a Communist NowAt least according to CPAC.
  49. jesus christie
    Chris Christie Isn’t Invited to CPAC This YearThey needed to make room for visionaries like Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin.
  50. Santorum’s Just a Teensy Bit Bitter About Losing the CPAC VoteSuggests Romney “rigged” the straw poll.
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