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Texas Governor Rick Perry after addressing the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 7, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry after addressing the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 7, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

CPAC Straw Poll: Crowded Contest

It’s that time of year again, when the many of biggest names in the Republican Party converge on the nation’s capital — or at least a Maryland convention center just down the river — for the annual Conservative Political Action...

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Senator Marco Rubio during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Senator Marco Rubio during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Rubio’s World View: New Leadership Critical to the American Economy

There is the funny in politics, and there is the serious. Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, was thriving on the funny bones of the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference today. Marco Rubio, the junior senator from Florida,...

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Rep. Paul Ryan, House Budget Committee Chairman, during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor.

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Rep. Paul Ryan, House Budget Committee Chairman, during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor.

Ryan: GOP ‘Party of Ideas’ — Democrats ‘Party of Personalities’

Among the many Republicans addressing the Conservative Action Political Conference are some who have their eyes on the party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Then there are some considered unlikely or unable to seek it. House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan may be...

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Supporters of Sen. Rand Paul cheer as he speaks at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., on March 14, 2013.

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Supporters of Sen. Rand Paul cheer as he speaks at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., on March 14, 2013.

Paul: CPAC Straw-Poll Winner

With the first 2016 presidential primary voting still about 1,000 days away, the results today are virtually meaningless. Still, it’s fun to report that Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky won the straw poll at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference....

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Fairgoers over the age of 18 are invited to drop one piece of corn into one of 14 jars with photos of their favorite Republican presidential candidate during the second day of the Iowa State Fair, ahead of the Iowa Straw Poll in this file photo.

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Fairgoers over the age of 18 are invited to drop one piece of corn into one of 14 jars with photos of their favorite Republican presidential candidate during the second day of the Iowa State Fair, ahead of the Iowa Straw Poll in this file photo.

Iowa Straw Poll Ripe for Retirement — Branstad Says Time to Move On

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is continuing his critique of the Iowa Straw Poll, a Republican fundraising event traditionally held the summer before the state’s precinct caucuses start the presidential nominating season. Branstad told reporters today at his weekly news conference...

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