CPAC: More focus on liberties than social issues

The nation’s largest annual gathering of conservative activists comes to a finish Saturday but not before a final group of Republican all-stars takes the stage. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin headline the third and final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference, which brings thousands of activists, opinion leaders and Republican officials to suburban Washington. Other participants Saturday include Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, former South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint and a host of up-and-coming conservatives from across the country. Saturday also features the results of the conference’s annual symbolic presidential preference straw
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Does Obama abuse power? Damn right. Is he the only one? Hell no.

In the latest blatant example of how hypocrisy rules in Washington, Republican congressional leaders bitch and moan about how President Barack Obama is ignoring the Constitution and abusing the power of his office. Is Obama abusing power?  Damn right, but those same Republicans who now complain loudly sat on their asses and said nothing when President George W. Bush — one of their own — did the same thing. Obama’s flagrant abuse of power is straight out of the Bush playbook. If Republicans are so concerned about Presidents who exceed the power of their office, where were they during the
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Failed ‘fiscal conservative’ GOP Presidential candidates face millions in unpaid campaign debts

Failed Republican primary candidates for President — who preached fiscal responsibility throughout their aborted runs for office — face millions of dollars of debts from their now shuttered campaigns. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich‘s campaign owes creditors close to $5 million, according to his Sept. 30 filing with the Federal Election Campaign. Gingrich, who used private planes and luxury hotels throughout his failed bid for the Presidency, managed to pile on another 50 grand in debt after his campaign ended, the reports reveal. “Newt live large on other people’s money,” GOP strategist Al Waring tells Capitol Hill Blue. 
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Political candidates preach financial responsibility while stiffing creditors

GOP Presidential wannabes like Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Jon Huntsman and Newt Gingrich may preach financial responsibility on the campaign trail but they are deadbeats when it comes to paying their campaign bills. Gingrich, a former Speaker of the House, owes $4.85 million in unpaid campaign debts.  Santorum, a former Senator, has stilled creditors for $1.69 million to date, according to campaign reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. Huntsman wrote a check for $1.5 million from his personal funds to cover some of his campaign debts after angry vendors hired lawyers and threatened to sue.  He stills owes more
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The race for the nomination is over. Time for the GOP to get its act together

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney clinched the Republican nomination for President Tuesday night with a convincing win in Texas, a state where Ron Paul‘s never-say-die supporters carpet-bombed the web with loud predictions of an upset win and who now will undoubtedly claim fraud at the polls. Romney ended the night with 1,184 delegates — well over the 1,114 threshold.  Paul has 129 — more than 1,000 delegates shy of Romney and still in fourth place behind Romney and non-candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. In many ways, reaching the magic number was anti-climatic in a GOP campaign that had more
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Romney closes in on magic delegate number with primary sweeps in Arkansas, Kentucky

Mitt Romney closed in on the Republican Presidential nomination Tuesday, sweeping primaries in Arkansas and Kentucky, ending the day just 79 delegates shy of the 1,144 needed to officially clinch the race. Romney captured all 42 delegates in Kentucky and 31 of the 33 up for grabs in in Arkansas.  A convincing win next week in Texas could put him over the top. With the nomination all but assured, Romney continues to focus on his general election opponent — incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama — while all but ignoring his one remaining GOP opponent : Never say die Libertarian Texas Congressman
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