CPAC 2015 Highlights

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Gov. Bobby Jindal

Bobby Jindal was sworn in as Governor of Louisiana on January 14, 2008.

He was elected Governor of Louisiana on October 20, 2007, with 54 percent of the vote in the primary, winning 60 of 64 parishes.

Shortly after taking office, Governor Jindal called a Special Session to address comprehensive ethics reform, the cornerstone of his election platform.  Since the conclusion of the session, the Better Government Association and the Center for Public Integrity announced that Louisiana’s new ethics laws are among the best in the nation.

Additionally, the Governor’s second Special Session eliminated burdensome taxes that deterred investment in Louisiana and limited the growth of existing businesses.  Since 2008,…

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Sen. Rick Santorum

A native of Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum was a candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2012 and became known as a voice for conservatives who didn’t feel their voice was being represented.  His grassroots approach to campaigning – including visiting every one of Iowa’s 99 counties and his stunning victory in the Iowa caucuses – catapulted him to frontrunner status where he ultimately won 11 states and nearly 4 million votes during the Republican primary process.

Rick Santorum is co-founder of Patriot Voices, a grassroots and online community of Americans from across the country committed to promoting faith, family, freedom and opportunity.  Patriot Voices was…

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Laura Ingraham

Laura Ingraham is the most listened-to woman in political talk radio in the United States. “The Laura Ingraham Show” is heard on hundreds of stations nationwide and has been addicting legions of listeners since its launch in 2001. Always smart and entertaining, Laura is a regular Fox News contributor and the principal substitute host on The O’Reilly Factor. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of five books: The Hillary Trap, Shut Up & Sing, Power to the People, The Obama Diaries, and new smash hit Of Thee I Zing: America’s Cultural Decline from Muffin Tops to Body Shots. A former litigator and Supreme Court law clerk, Laura…

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KT McFarland

Kathleen Troia “KT” McFarland is FOX News’ national security analyst and a FOX News contributor since 2010. She appears regularly on all the FOX and FOX Business News shows. Ms. McFarland anchors FOXNews.com’s “DEFCON3,” writes a regular column for the FOX Opinion page and is also the weekly national security commentator for several national radio shows.

Ms. McFarland held national security posts in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan administrations: as an aide to Dr. Henry Kissinger, senior speechwriter to Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger and later a principal deputy assistant secretary of defense Pentagon spokesman. She wrote the Weinberger Principles of War which laid out the Reagan administration’s policy regarding…

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Wayne R. LaPierre, Chief Executive Officer, National Rifle Association of America

As executive vice president of the National Rifle Association of America since 1991, Wayne LaPierre is chief executive officer of an organization that he has built to unprecedented size and strength – and the public face of a political movement that has dramatically restored the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

For over two decades, as a best-selling author, radio and television host, blogger, hunter, conservationist, acclaimed public speaker and political force of nature, Wayne has led the NRA to more than double its membership, to over 5 million, and drive its political power to unrivalled success.

Wayne has helped broaden the appeal and expand the constituency of…

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Senator Tom Cotton

Tom Cotton is a United States Senator from Arkansas.  Tom’s committees include the Banking Committee, the Intelligence Committee, and the Armed Services Committee, where he chairs the Air Land Power Subcommittee.

Tom grew up on his family’s cattle farm in Yell County.  He graduated from Dardanelle High School, Harvard, and Harvard Law School.  After a clerkship with the U.S. Court of Appeals and private law practice, Tom left the law because of the September 11th attacks.  Tom served nearly five years on active duty in the United States Army as an Infantry Officer.

Tom served in Iraq with the 101st Airborne and in Afghanistan with a Provincial Reconstruction Team.  Between…

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Governor Sam Brownback

Growing up on a pig farm near Parker, Kansas, Sam Brownback learned first-hand about the hard-work, responsibility, and teamwork that farming requires. Today his parents, Robert and Nancy still live on and work the farm near Parker. Sam goes to help his family with the harvest and every day chores, which helps his parents and family farm persevere through the hot Kansas summers and cold winters.

In 1986, two major milestones took place for Sam and Mary. Their first child, Abby, was born and Sam became Secretary of the Kansas Board of Agriculture, the youngest in state history.

The farming industry was struggling in the late 80s. Sam worked to…

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Dr. Ben Carson

Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., had a childhood dream of becoming a physician. Growing up in a single parent home with dire poverty, poor grades, a horrible temper, and low self-esteem appeared to preclude the realization of that dream until his mother, with only a third-grade education, challenged her sons to strive for excellence. Young Ben persevered and today is an emeritus professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and he has directed pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center for over 39 years. He became the inaugural recipient of a professorship dedicated in his name in May, 2008. He is…

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Ann Marie Buerkle

Ann Marie Buerkle, a life-long Central New Yorker, proudly represented the people of New York State’s 25th Congressional District in the House of Representatives.

The third oldest of five children, Ann Marie Buerkle was born in Auburn, New York; her grandparents were all immigrants to the United States from Italy. She attended elementary and high school in Auburn, and worked in her parent’s grocery store, the Mohican Market. A witness to the strong work ethic of her parents, Ann Marie was raised to believe that through hard work she could achieve the American dream.

She graduated from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse in 1972 and went to work in New York City’s…

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Ambassador John R. Bolton

John R. Bolton, a diplomat and a lawyer, has spent many years in public service. From August 2005 to December 2006, he served as the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations. From 2001 to 2005, he was under secretary of state for arms control and international security. At AEI, Ambassador Bolton’s area of research is U.S. foreign and national security policy.

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Trey Gowdy: Hillary Clinton wiped her server clean

Originally published by Politico

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Hillary Clinton wiped “clean” the private server housing emails from her tenure as secretary of state, the chairman of the House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi said Friday.

“While it is not clear precisely when Secretary Clinton decided to permanently delete all emails from her server, it appears she made the decision after October 28, 2014,…

Richard Engel: Obama Admin Iran Policy ‘Convoluted,’ Perhaps ‘Incoherent’

Originally published by Mediaite 

NBC foreign correspondent Richard Engelcriticized the Obama Administration’s foreign policy toward Iran on Friday, saying it seems “convoluted” and “incoherent” at best, given the fact that the U.S. seems to be contradicting itself in its support and opposition to Iran in a number of countries.

Engel explained how the U.S. is fighting both with and against Iran in Syria, which he said is “an incredibly convoluted dynamic.” He said…

From Townhall: Former Majority Leader Harry Reid Announces Retirement

Originally published on Townhall.com

by Katie Pavlich

In a video message released on Twitter this morning, former Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has announced his retirement after 30 years on Capitol Hill. He has served five Senate terms and will leave the Senate in 22 months at the end of his current term.

“We’ve got to be more concerned about the country, the Senate, the state of Nevada than us and…

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