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Windmills outside Palm Springs, Calif.

During an April 2 speech, President Trump once again attacked wind power, falsely claiming that noise from turbines causes cancer and that turbines sink property values by 75 percent. Read more»

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey at the Conservative Political Action Committee outside Washington joined other governors who said that states need to be the laboratories of government, not the feds.

Gov. Doug Ducey joined other Republican governors who told an appreciative crowd of conservatives last week that the Trump administration presents a chance for state and local officials to take the reins back from the federal government. Read more»

Arizonans Mitchell Manley, left, and David Lattimer outside the hall where President Donald Trump addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference. Manley, a high school student, called the event 'exciting.'

If President Donald Trump was looking for a welcoming crowd, he found it Friday at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference. Read more»

A parade of potential Republican presidential candidates took turns at delivering speeches and answering questions at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference that started on Feb. 26. Along the way there were some distortions of facts. Read more»

Sarah Palin told her fellow conservatives at CPAC that “there are more uninsured today than when Obama began all of this,” referring to the Affordable Care Act. But there is no evidence of that. Read more»

Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was wrong when he claimed in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference that no “pro-life Democrat” has ever been allowed to speak at a Democratic National Convention. Read more»

Anonymous political speech. Foreign money in U.S. elections. The proliferation of super PACs. How grave a threat do any of things pose to American democracy? Not much, according to a panel of conservative attorneys, who gathered Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. Read more»

Kevin McCullough

At CPAC, Kevin McCullough laid out a point-by-point plan aimed at altering the balance between conservatives and liberals. His idea sounded like it could lead to permanent conservative rule. No kidding. Read more»

Republicans at the Conservative Political Action Conference this past weekend strayed at times from the facts, although for the most part, they stuck to expressing their low opinions of the current administration and its policies. Read more»

A reinactor who adored being adored.

CPAC was a circus. When they weren't blaming liberals, Democrats, and public servants, they were all too happy to fight amongst themselves. Read more»

Tom Tancredo at CPAC

Immigration, the political issue, came and went with a whimper at this year's CPAC convention. But that didn't stop Tom Tancredo from predicting Armageddon to his shrinking base. One Arizona activist said Cochise County is "in the control of the Sinaloa cartel." Read more» 3


There were more similarities than differences between speeches given by headline speakers at the first day of CPAC, the annual conclave of conservatives. Bachmann, McConnell, and Paul and others delivered no surprises. Trump offered just one – but it was a good one. Read more»

Columnist Jimmy Zuma is on the scene at CPAC: Speaking before a large but half-empty auditorium, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann opened the annual CPAC convention with a call to arms, imploring to aggressively promote conservatism. She hardly mentioned the Tea Party. Read more»