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Tea party, conservative groups call on Congress to reject E-Verify

By | 09.16.11 | 2:57 pm

Image by: Matt MahurinAn open letter from leaders of the groups Take Back Washington, Tea Party Nation, Downsize DC, GOProud, the D.C. Tea Party and other conservative groups calls on members of Congress to reject the Legal Workforce Act, a bill sponsored by U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) that would More…

FRC promises to challenge LGBT groups at 2012 GOP national convention in Tampa

By | 08.25.11 | 11:17 am

Image by Matt MahurinAfter being tipped off by a recent Washington Blade article about GOP LGBT groups’ attempts to influence the Republican Party platform at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Family Research Council President Tony Perkins says those groups should expect a fight.

Gay conservative groups say Pawlenty is pandering to far right with ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ remarks

The Log Cabin Republicans and GOProud criticized former Gov. Tim Pawlenty for stating that he would reinstate the military’s ban on openly serving gay and lesbian servicemembers. Pawlenty told members of the Family Leader, a group that opposes rights for same-sex couples in Iowa, that if he was elected president More…

Marco Rubio will not attend CPAC

By | 01.31.11 | 10:41 am

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will not be attending the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington next week, reports Alex Leary:

Mitch Daniels inclusion at CPAC draws criticism from conservative groups

By | 01.11.11 | 4:42 pm

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has drawn the ire from sections of the socially conservative base over their decision to allow gay-rights groups to take part in the event.

But today, outside organizations found a new reason for boycotting CPAC: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels’ speaking slot. More…

Social conservatives back out of CPAC given the inclusion of gay conservative group GOProud

By | 12.28.10 | 3:27 pm

WorldNetDaily reports that the inclusion of GOProud, a gay Republican — or, in WND parlance, a “homosexual activist” — organization, in the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has caused the Family Research Council and Concerned Women for America to announce they will skip the next conference, which will be More…

American Family Association Goes After CPAC,

By | 02.23.10 | 5:29 pm

Via Ben Smith, I see that the America Family Association’s Bryan Fischer went nuclear over CPAC’s inclusion of GOProud and included some surprisingly hard swipes at, whose chief blogger Ed Morrissey is one of the best-liked people on the right. How to gauge that? Not only did 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…

GOProud Director: National Organization for Marriage Are ‘Pansies,’ ‘Wusses’

By | 02.19.10 | 4:31 pm

One of the odd coincidences of CPAC is the location of the National Organization for Marriage’s booth just 20-odd feet away from the booth of GOProud, the upstart gay Republican organization. On Thursday, leaders of both groups posed for an impromptu meeting in view of CNN’s cameras, joking about More…

Learning to Manage the Fringe

By | 02.18.10 | 6:00 am

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference kicks off in Washington today, and one would-be conservative star — Debra Medina — won’t be missed.

In late January, polls showed Medina’s campaign for governor of Texas surging from single digits — the usual terrain of first-time candidates given to talk of “revolution” More…