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Rand Paul wins CPAC presidential straw poll

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 10:00am 3/9/2014 at 10:00am

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul walked away with the CPAC presidential straw poll, receiving nearly one third of the vote.

In second place was Senator Ted Cruz with 11%, followed by the popular neurosurgeon, Dr. Ben Carson with 9%.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker rounded out the top five...

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Ben Carson speaks at #CPAC2014

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 5:12pm 3/8/2014 at 5:12pm

Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson took the stage at CPAC Saturday, where he focused on a number of issues.

Carson opened by speaking about his dreams as a child to become a physician and the amazing opportunity his career path provided for him, saying “…because we live in a land of opportunity,...

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British MEP Daniel Hannan speaks at #CPAC2014

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 2:51pm 3/8/2014 at 2:51pm

Among the speakers so far on day three of CPAC was Daniel Hannan, British conservative and member of the European Parliament.

Of the many points made by Hannan, who offered some interesting perspective from the outside, one touched upon “restoring order and sanity to the federal budget.”

“When your debt touches 17 trillion...

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Senator Rand Paul speaks at #CPAC2014

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 7, 2014 at 6:27pm 3/7/2014 at 6:27pm

Rand Paul addressed the crowd at CPAC today in a speech that was largely focused on the constitution and civil liberties.

The Kentucky Senator drew applause as he criticized the federal government’s policies on domestic surveillance.

“Yet, as our voices rise in protest, the NSA monitors your every phone c...

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Rick Perry wows crowd with #CPAC2014 speech

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 7, 2014 at 1:14pm 3/7/2014 at 1:14pm

Texas Governor Rick Perry kicked off the second day of CPAC with a speech that prompted loud applause and cheers.

“I’m reminded this morning of words that speak to the American soul,” Perry said in the early part of his speech.  “Words spoken by Thomas Jefferson, who said, ‘a little rebellion now...

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Dan Bongino at CPAC: “We are the party of real answers”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 7, 2014 at 11:30am 3/7/2014 at 11:30am

Avid Legal Insurrection readers are no stranger to Dan Bongino. We’ve supported him for several years and, after announcing his candidacy in Maryland’s 6th Congressional district this past June, he became the first member of our 2014 Operation Counterweight list.

This year, Bongino was named as one of the Top 10 Under...

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Blog Bash Blogger of the Year

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 7, 2014 at 8:15am 3/7/2014 at 8:15am

I am pleased to announce that I received the award for Blogger of the Year from the National Bloggers Club last night at the Blog Bash 2014 event held near the CPAC conference.

Legal Insurrection was well represented at the event — from left to right — Me, Laurel, Aleister and Bryan.

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NRA’s Wayne LaPierre addresses #CPAC2014

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 2:00pm 3/6/2014 at 2:00pm

National Rifle Association (NRA) Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre is expected to take the stage to speak at CPAC 2014 at 2:30pm ET today, coverage begins at 2:15pm ET.

Legal Insurrection reader Dmacleo sent us a note that it will be livestreaming at

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Senator Ted Cruz at #CPAC2014

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 12:00pm 3/6/2014 at 12:00pm

Kicking off this morning’s roster of speakers at CPAC 2014 was Texas senator Ted Cruz.

In introducing Cruz, the president and publisher of Regnery Publishing said this:

“If you’ve attended CPAC in the past, you know that the speakers you’ll hear from will shock, delight, amaze, inform, incense and inspire you. So what...

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#CPAC2014 is here

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 10:41am 3/6/2014 at 10:41am

Today marks the opening of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an annual event organized by the American Conservative Union.

The conference – already underway – features a variety of panel discussions and speeches from notable lawmakers and influencers.  The current schedule includes, among others, Sen. Ted Cruz, Rep. Paul Ryan, NJ...

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