For the second year in a row, Ron Paul won the presidential straw poll at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, earning 30 percent of the vote. The Texas congressman, known for his libertarian views, ran for president in 2008 but … Continued
Monthly Archives: February 2011
This year’s “Night For The Right” party for CPAC attendees is tonight (Friday, February 11) from 9pm to 11pm.
Conservatives in town for the CPAC convention can relax and enjoy the 80s dance band “Over the Line” at GEORGE (3251 Prospect Street, N.W.,Washington D.C.).
Republican U.S. Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona announced today that he won’t run for re-election in 2012. Kyl, the second-ranking Senate Republican leader, made the announcement at a news conference in Phoenix. He is serving his third six-year term. He is … Continued
The Conservative Political Action Conference — a sort of unofficial kickoff to the 2012 presidential race — opens today in Washington, D.C. The three-day gathering will feature speeches by seven men and one woman — Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann — in … Continued
Ford O’Connell’s response to ‘Jim Webb retirement key to GOP Senate in ’13?’ – The Arena | POLITICO Odds are in the GOP’s favor to win back the Senate in 2012, and Webb’s departure makes that task easier at this … Continued
President Obama’s approval rating for handling the federal budget deficit has gone from bad to worse in recent months, even as his ratings on all other major national issues have generally held steady. Currently, 27% of Americans approve of Obama … Continued
House Republicans suffered an embarrassing setback Tuesday when they fell seven votes short of extending provisions of the Patriot Act, a vote that served as the first small uprising of the party’s tea-party bloc. The bill to reauthorize key parts … Continued
More than half of registered voters believe President Obama will lose a bid for a second term, even as more Americans say they approve of his job performance than at any time in more than a year. A new CNN/Opinion Research … Continued
On the vice presidential level, Republicans already are gushing over the sheer diversity of the candidates—unprecedented in terms of race, gender, geography and political experience — who could fill out the 2012 ticket. Even if the class of 2010 is … Continued
The 2012 congressional elections are 21 months away, but the House landscape is already beginning to take shape. Members are raising money, the candidate recruiting process is under way, and the party committees are busy torching the opposition in press … Continued