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  • Conservative gathering welcomes Chris Christie

    Conservative gathering welcomes Chris Christie
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Gov. Chris Christie arrived at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday at one of the most difficult moments of his political career: The investigations into his administration's mammoth traffic jam continue,...
  • Florida Sen. Marco Rubio outlines his vision for economic growth

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio outlines his vision for economic growth
    WASHINGTON – With his standing among the conservative base still hobbled by his support for immigration reform, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has settled on a new course, staking his claim as a leader of the Republican Party's wonk wing. The latest...
  • Christie back in form, but Trafficgate cloud lingers

    WASHINGTON -- Gov. Chris Christie, beleaguered back in New Jersey and in the national media over the scandal of contrived traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge, unveiled his strategy for putting his 2016 presidential aspirations back on track the...
  • On gay rights, CPAC reveals brewing tension within Republican Party

    On gay rights, CPAC reveals brewing tension within Republican Party
    OXON HILL, Md. — For an event remembered by its big statements — rabble-rousing speeches and students clad in American-flag shorts — this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference was nearly silent on same-sex marriage and...
  • Rubio trails poll at conservative CPAC conference

    Rubio trails poll at conservative CPAC conference
    If Marco Rubio is hoping to become president on the strength of his popularity within his own base, he has a lot of work to do. Rubio finished in a surprisngly distant 7th place in the annual straw poll taken at the Conservative Political Action...
  • California Democrats get an outside perspective

    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who spoke at the California Democratic convention in Los Angeles this weekend, sized up for The Times a very different gathering taking place in his home state. At the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon...
  • Conservative gathering reflects challenge for GOP

    Conservative gathering reflects challenge for GOP
    OXON HILL, Md. — After steep losses in the 2012 election, there was broad agreement within the Republican Party that its biggest challenge was bridging the divide with key voter groups — minorities, women and young voters — who threw...
  • Rand Paul foreign policy views find support among CPAC conservatives

    OXON HILL, Md. — For many of the 2016 presidential contenders who tested their messages at the Conservative Political Action Conference this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s incursion into Ukraine offered the perfect opening to pound...
  • How Paul Ryan's tale of a little boy and a brown-bag lunch fell apart

    How Paul Ryan's tale of a little boy and a brown-bag lunch fell apart
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- What happened to Paul Ryan at CPAC should stand as a warning to all politicians who decide to humanize their policy positions with anecdotes: Make sure the story you are telling is real. You will be truth-squadded. You will...
  • Who rocked the best CPAC speech: Christie, Cruz, Ryan or Trump?

    Who rocked the best CPAC speech: Christie, Cruz, Ryan or Trump?
    NATIONAL HARBOR, MD—A famous conservative walks into a ballroom …. If he is sticking to tradition, he opens with a joke. Or a story that makes him look good or brave or important. On Thursday, the American Conservative Union hosted a...
  • Chris Christie, to woo conservatives, stresses opposition to abortion

    Chris Christie, to woo conservatives, stresses opposition to abortion
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Before the bridge scandal unfolded in New Jersey, Chris Christie's biggest hurdle on the path to the 2016 Republican presidential nomination was his difficulty winning over core conservatives — the kind of activists who...
  • Democratic groups create united front for Clinton in 2016

    Democratic groups create united front for Clinton in 2016
    Hillary Rodham Clinton will not announce for months whether she will run for president, but as she arrived in California for events this week the machinery of a campaign was cranking into gear around her. The Ready for Hillary "super PAC," created to...