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CPAC 2015 Highlights



Brent Bozell III

Founder and President of the Media Research Center, L. Brent Bozell III runs the largest media watchdog organization in America. Established in 1987, the MRC has made “media bias” a household term, tracking it and printing the compiled evidence daily. Mr. Bozell is a nationally syndicated writer to more than 50 newspapers around the country, whose work appears in publications such as Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The New York Post, The L.A. Times and National Review.

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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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Patrick Hussion

Primetime evening News Anchor, Patrick Hussion, is originally from Atlanta, GA and moved out to San Diego with his wife in January 2013. Back South, Patrick got his start as a Sports Analyst for WDUN radio in Gainesville, GA, covering high school football on the sidelines and in the locker rooms. And, along with his father, they won the Associated Press “Best Play by Play Team” for the state of GA.

Moving to Greenville, SC, Patrick stayed on the air and covered Furman University football and basketball on the IMG Sports Network. He also has a number of national commercials and is currently the national commercial spokesman for Craftsman Tools…

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Donald Trump

Chairman and President, The Trump Organization

Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story, continually setting the standards of excellence while expanding his interests in real estate, sports and entertainment. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance. An accomplished author, Mr. Trump has authored over fifteen bestsellers, and his first book, The Art of the Deal, is considered a business classic and one of the most successful business books of all time.

During the 2014 political cycle, Mr. Trump was a top contributor and fundraiser for Republican efforts. Mr. Trump also campaigned across the country, with each candidate winning by a record margin.

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Gov. Scott Walker

Scott Walker grew up in a small Wisconsin town called Delavan. The son of a pastor, Scott had the spirit of service instilled in him at an early age. He was involved in sports, band, church, and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He worked part-time as a dish washer and eventually flipped burgers at McDonald’s in high school.

During his junior year, Scott was selected to attend the American Legion’s Badger Boys State program. There, he was picked as one of two representatives from Wisconsin to Boys Nation in Washington, D.C.  Both of these programs teach young men about the virtues of the American form of government and the…

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Gov. Rick Perry

Gov. Rick Perry has devoted his adult life to creating prosperity and opportunity for families. As the 47th and longest-serving governor of the Lone Star State, he championed conservative principles that helped Texas become America’s economic engine.

Since 2000, Texas has created almost one-third of all new private sector jobs in the United States. Without the jobs Texas has created since the end of 2007, the United States would be net negative more than 200,000 jobs.

In addition to doing more than its part to boost our nation’s economy, Texas and Gov. Perry have recently been front and center on an issue that concerns us all – border security. This…

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Carly Fiorina

Carly is a true leader and a seasoned problem‐solver. She is a passionate, articulate advocate for conservative policies that advance economic growth, entrepreneurship, innovation, and effective leadership. Through extensive experience she has learned that human potential is a limitless and uniquely powerful resource that can be unlocked, inspired and focused on worthy goals and common purpose. She knows that conservative principles, applied in a twenty‐first century context, are the most effective way to unleash this potential for positive change in communities, organizations of all kinds and our nation.

Carly started out as a secretary for a small real‐estate business. She then joined AT&T in an entry‐ level sales position. Fifteen…

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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’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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Senator Marco Rubio

When I was elected to the United States Senate in 2010, I set a steadfast objective for myself while in office: to help bring the American Dream back into reach of those who feel it is slipping away. That’s the goal line I strive toward with my every effort, and it’s the measure I use to keep score.

The reason I’m so passionate about restoring the American Dream is because I’ve lived it myself. My parents came to America from Cuba in 1956 and earned their way to the middle class working humble jobs – my father as a bartender in hotels and my mom as a maid, cashier and…

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Joni Ernst for U.S. Senate

Senator Joni Ernst

Senator Joni Ernst has dedicated her life to Iowa and her country, serving in the military for over 20 years and now in the United States Senate.

In November 2014, Joni was elected as the first woman to serve in federal elected office from the State of Iowa and also became the first female combat veteran elected to serve in the United States Senate. In Washington, Joni serves on four Senate committees of major importance to Iowans: Armed Services; Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Joni is focused on growing a vibrant economy and ensuring the government runs effectively and efficiently which…

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Joni Ernst for U.S. Senate

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This gives conservatives and our like-minded friends the best opportunity to influence the selection of one of our own to be our nominee for President.  Help us select the next President of the United States!

With so much at stake, at home and abroad, CPAC 2016 could not come at a more critical time.  The Supreme…

[Event] Iran Nuclear Deal: What Can We Expect?

The Iran Nuclear Deal:  What Can We Expect?

This summer, President Obama and Secretary Kerry seek to establish a nuclear deal with Iran that they claim is the only alternative to war. However, Iran has a long history of ignoring calls from the international community to cease nuclear proliferation, causing many to mistrust possible Iranian concessions.

Our leading experts will discuss threats posed by Iran, U.S. policy toward this state…

Hillary Clinton’s Voting Rights Speech Forgets Veterans, Ignores Popular Opinion

Written By: Spencer Brown

In a speech on voting rights in Houston, Texas, Thursday afternoon, democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton outlined three groups of disenfranchised Americans.

Notably missing from Clinton’s speech was mention of America’s men and women in uniform deployed overseas. By failing to mention those who preserve the rights of all Americans, including the right to vote, Clinton made a serious oversight. Absentee ballot applications from those serving overseas have suffered serious…

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