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Monday, October 22, 2018
Mara Kardas-Nelson
Hillary, Iowa, Campaign, 2016, Voters

In Small-Town Iowa, A Mixed Reception As Hillary Kicks Off

Nice and polite as Iowans were toward Hillary Clinton, many of them — even Democrats — aren’t quite ready to commit for 2016.

April 16, 2015

Republicans Battle Over The Future Of Their Party At CPAC

Short skirts, high heels, and optimism abound at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an annual gathering of thousands of conservatives in Washington, D.C. Right-leaning people from across the country are here to debate a wide range of issues. Some, like bashing President Obama and his health care law, are agreed on by all […]

March 7, 2014

NRA’s LaPierre: America Is Falling Apart, So You Should Get A Gun

Be afraid. Be very afraid. They’re coming for your guns, your ideals, your religious freedom, your identity, and your country. Band together in fear. That’s the message that Wayne LaPierre, Executive VP and CEO of the NRA, gave to attendees of this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which started today outside Washington D.C. Speaking […]

March 6, 2014

At CPAC, Republicans Grapple With Low Support Among Minorities

How should conservatives reach out to “non-traditional” (read: non-white) Republican voters? Just tell them that because they have a lower life expectancy than whites, they should care less about Social Security and vote with the party that cares more about protecting personal wealth than earned benefits. That’s the advice that Elroy Sailor — CEO of J.C. […]

March 6, 2014