CPAC set to stage far-right conference in Hungary, as federal prosecutors zero in

Viktor Orbán’s right-wing paradise will host its own version of CPAC, as U.S. organization faces federal probe The American Conservative Union, the conservative grassroots organization that puts on the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, better known as CPAC, is taking its tested model for hosting right-wing gatherings to the authoritarian nation of Hungary.  CPAC events have been held in variousContinue reading “CPAC set to stage far-right conference in Hungary, as federal prosecutors zero in”

Trump considering attending ‘mega-rally’ in Brazil to endorse Bolsonaro’s re-election: report

On Friday, The Daily Beast reported that former President Donald Trump is considering getting involved in the re-election effort of far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — out of gratitude for Bolsonaro being one of the only world leaders to stand by him as he promoted his “Stop the Steal” conspiracy theories around his own election loss. “ThisContinue reading “Trump considering attending ‘mega-rally’ in Brazil to endorse Bolsonaro’s re-election: report”

Trump says being impeached twice didn’t change him: ‘I became worse’

Former President Trump on Sunday said he “became worse” after he was impeached by the House of Representatives twice during his four years in office. Trump, during a speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), compared calls for his impeachment to calls for former Attorney General William Barr‘s impeachment. Two ethics groups in October called on the HouseContinue reading “Trump says being impeached twice didn’t change him: ‘I became worse’”

Bizarre seven-point plan to reinstate Trump in ‘days, not years’ distributed at CPAC

Outlandish plan involves pulling back ‘curtain on horror show that is today’s ‘Democrat Party’’ and ‘Watch Pelosi melt, like the Wicked Witch of the West’ A plan to reinstate Donald Trump as president in “days, not years” was handed out to Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) attendees in Dallas, Texas. The cards, featuring a seven-point plan, appear to haveContinue reading “Bizarre seven-point plan to reinstate Trump in ‘days, not years’ distributed at CPAC”

Ben Carson tells CPAC: Welfare ‘hurt Black communities’ more than slavery

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson suggested on Sunday that the modern U.S. government has undermined Black families more than legalized slavery ever did. Carson made the remarks during an appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “When you look at what the Black community has been through,” Carson said, “go all theContinue reading “Ben Carson tells CPAC: Welfare ‘hurt Black communities’ more than slavery”

Lauren Boebert campaigns against all government benefits — and it may haunt the GOP in the 2022 midterms

Controversial Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) excited the left on Saturday after a clip from her speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) provided fodder heading into the 2022 midterm elections. While Republicans have largely avoided talking about policy while instead focusing on manufactured culture wars outrages, Boebert laid out her vision. “We’re here toContinue reading “Lauren Boebert campaigns against all government benefits — and it may haunt the GOP in the 2022 midterms”

GOP Rep. Mo Brooks urged conservatives to ‘fight back’ and not ‘surrender,’ invoking the Revolutionary War in CPAC speech

Mo Brooks referenced the Revolutionary War during a speech at CPAC in Dallas on Friday. Brooks told attendees they need to “fight back” and think about “sacrifice” like “our ancestors” did. Brooks made similar remarks before the Capitol riot, when he told protesters to “start taking down names and kicking ass.” Rep. Mo Brooks urgedContinue reading “GOP Rep. Mo Brooks urged conservatives to ‘fight back’ and not ‘surrender,’ invoking the Revolutionary War in CPAC speech”

Let’s talk about Republican public health strategies – Beau of the Fifth Column

Paul Gosar Spoke At A White Nationalist Conference. The GOP Doesn’t Care.

The congressman was the keynote speaker at a conference run by a virulent racist and anti-Semite. HuffPost tried to find a Republican lawmaker to rebuke him. Last week a sitting U.S. congressman delivered a keynote speech at a white nationalist conference in Florida.  “Wow, what a group,” Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) said as he tookContinue reading “Paul Gosar Spoke At A White Nationalist Conference. The GOP Doesn’t Care.”

Trump will never stop lying about the 2020 election. His CPAC speech proved it.

Trump’s first post-presidential speech was much like the speech he gave before the January 6 insurrection. If anybody thought the January 6 insurrection and the ensuing second impeachment trial might’ve chastened Donald Trump, his CPAC speech on Sunday should have disabused them of that notion — and of any thoughts the former president would everContinue reading “Trump will never stop lying about the 2020 election. His CPAC speech proved it.”

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