Tag: CPAC 2015

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Desperation: Common Core Proponents Run Ads in Iowa to Prop Up Jeb Bush

With conservative grassroots activists having educated parents, teachers, and lawmakers about the nature of the Common Core standards initiative, proponents of the education reform are desperate to bolster a possible presidential run for Jeb Bush, who was recently booed at CPAC by conservatives for being a champion of the now grossly unpopular plan.

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Report: Jeb Bush Attempting to Rig CPAC Straw Poll with Bused in Supporters

Perhaps in fear that he didn’t have enough backers willing to show up on their own, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign organized to bus supporters to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) to cheer during his appearance on stage and vote for him in the straw poll.

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Ted Cruz: ‘We Should Repeal Every Word of Common Core’

Senator Ted Cruz spoke out against Common Core during a speech to a Florida conservative organization.  “We should repeal every word of Common Core,” he said. “We should get the federal government out of the business of curriculum.” This was not

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CPAC: When Sarah Palin Talks, People Listen

The former governor of Alaska, the only Republican woman to ever run on a national ticket, captivated those in attendance at CPACs 2012-2014.On Thursday she did it yet again.

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Cyber Insecurity: CPAC Panel Warns USA Vulnerable to Digital ‘Pearl Harbor’

NATIONAL HARBOR (MD) — The cost of cyber attacks is growing into the hundreds of billions per year for both the public and the private sector — but speakers at a cyber security panel at this year’s CPAC warned that the USA is falling behind in the fight against this growing threat and the current administration is making matters worse.

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Carly Fiorina Blasts Hillary at CPAC: ‘Mrs. Clinton, Name an Accomplishment’

Conservatives at CPAC 2015 cheered and gave a standing ovation to Carly Fiorina as she aggressively called out presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for using Twitter as a means to campaign while hiding from challenges to her dismal record as a former Secretary of State.

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Conservative Leader Debunks Pro-Common Core Myths at CPAC

In a panel discussion at CPAC Thursday, American Principles in Action (APIA) education director Emmett McGroarty debunked pro-Common Core talking points and made the claim that a Republican presidential nominee who supports Common Core would essentially be “unelectable” against Hillary Clinton in the general election.

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Watch: Live Stream of CPAC 2015

Watch the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference live from National Harbor, MD, February 25-28. Follow Breitbart.tv on Twitter @BreitbartVideo

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In Defense of Donald Trump at CPAC

A few weeks ago, I wrote about “political punks”–people like Andrew Breitbart, Greg Gutfeld, Clint Eastwood, Ann Coulter, and Gavin McInnis, who buck the cultural left and political right. Of course, there are several people I neglected to list in the column, as many commenters reminded me. (Hi, Sabo fans!)