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‘That’s not pro-liberty’: Conservative Minnesota group opposes anti-gay marriage amendment

By | 05.17.11 | 3:46 pm | More from The Minnesota Independent

Image by: Matt MahurinWhile state Republicans are spearheading the contentious move to put a constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriage on the ballot next year, not all conservatives are behind them. In recent weeks, a number of conservatives — ranging from small-government and libertarian groups to gay Republicans — have spoken out against codification More…

Majority of Republicans want a third party for the first time

By | 05.10.11 | 11:16 am

For the first time since Gallup began polling the public on the issue, a majority of Republicans back the establishment of a third political party. Although support for a third party among all Americans is actually down from last year, the rise of the tea party may be responsible More…

Christine O’Donnell Tells Conservatives To Charge Ahead

By | 09.17.10 | 5:29 pm

After her surprise victory over Rep. Mike Castle in the Delaware Republican Senate primary, sudden national figure and social conservative heroine Christine O’Donnell gave her speech to the Washington media and a crowd of social conservative activists Friday afternoon here at the Values Voters Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. More…

A Plurality of Americans Self-Identify as Conservative. What’s New?

By | 06.25.10 | 12:11 pm

According to new numbers from Gallup, more than four in ten Americans describe themselves as conservative, significantly more than the 35 percent who describe themselves as moderate, and more than double the 20 percent who describe themselves as liberal.  If this holds for the rest of the year, the More…

Video: Conservative Legal Experts on Kagan Nomination

By | 06.23.10 | 4:01 pm

Last week, we showed you a discussion of Elana Kagan’s upcoming confirmation battle in the Senate. Yesterday, top conservatives who work on Supreme Court confirmation fights weighed in on her nomination. Video after the jump:

Rove Speaks: It’s Everybody Else’s Fault

By | 03.10.10 | 6:00 am

Washington memoirs are all about settling scores. Karl Rove’s “Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight” takes that tradition to new and self-parodying heights. To read Rove’s recollections of George W. Bush’s White House is to believe that, for eight years, men of “courage and moral More…

Conservative ‘Rebuke’ of Cheney Plays Itself Out

By | 03.09.10 | 12:00 am

One of the things Charles “Cully” Stimson remembers about the interview that cost him his job is just how run down he was when it happened. His January 11, 2007 sit-down with Federal News Radio, said Stimson, was one of 40 interviews he’d More…

Ron Paul Victory Shows Ideological Hardening Ahead of 2010

By | 02.22.10 | 10:29 am

The news that Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) had won the 2010 CPAC presidential straw poll was leaked early, to soften the blow. Before GOP pollster Tony Fabrizio had even begun to click through a Powerpoint presentation that shared the results, reporters were informed of Paul’s easy, More…

The Libertarian Party vs. CPAC

By | 02.19.10 | 11:26 am

As the CPAC conference chugs on in Washington, Wes Benedict, executive director of the Libertarian Party, issued this statement reminding the world that the GOP has no moral claim to small government or fiscal responsibility.

It’s interesting that conservatives only notice “big government” when it’s something their


At CPAC, Tea Party Movement Re-Enters Conservative Fold

By | 02.19.10 | 12:00 am

Mitt Romney has not spoken at any Tea Parties. He has largely avoided the messy debates over the 10th Amendment, nullification, Paul Ryan’s budget proposals, and whether TV stars should be punished for using the “R” word. But at CPAC, at his mid-afternoon address to an overflowing crowd of conservative More…