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  • Pence: 'Dramatically increase' defense spending

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said on Friday that America will not be safe unless its leaders dramatically increase defense spending. The Republican state executive, who is considering a 2016 presidential bid, told conservatives that the next race for the...
  • Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll, Scott Walker close second

    Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll, Scott Walker close second
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference's annual presidential preference straw poll. Pollsters announced Saturday that Paul won 25.7 percent of the votes in the annual survey, giving Paul his third consecutive win in...
  • Is Scott Walker now GOP favorite over Jeb?

    Is Scott Walker now GOP favorite over Jeb?
        Looks like Scott Walker is following the right wing orthodoxy to a tee. Walker was a big hit at the weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference, getting applause,  big ovations, you name it. Walker, the Wisconsin senatori, came in...
  • Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll, Scott Walker close second

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference's annual presidential preference straw poll. Pollsters announced Saturday that Paul won 25.7 percent of the votes in the annual survey, giving Paul his third consecutive win...
  • Wisconsin's Walker adjusts to rigor of presidential politics

    Scott Walker may have won three elections in the past four years, but he's still finding his way in presidential politics. The Wisconsin governor made a splash last month in first-to-vote Iowa, wowing Republicans and vaulting to the top of several still-...
  • Right-to-work fight kicks into high gear in Wisconsin

    MADISON, Wis. Republicans were poised to push through right-to-work legislation Tuesday evening after a day of impassioned testimony and protests, prompting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to contend his 2012 promise to do everything he could to block the...
  • Who killed at CPAC, the GOP's red meat 2016 auditions?

    Who killed at CPAC, the GOP's red meat 2016 auditions?
    The fervent Republicans who throng the Conservative Political Action Conference every year aren't representative of the American electorate. They aren't even representative of the GOP electorate. For four of the last five years, their straw poll for...
  • Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism

    Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that his experience taking on thousands of protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world. The likely Republican presidential contender sparked pointed criticism from labor...
  • Who scored, who didn't, at CPAC conference

    OXON HILL, Md. Scott Walker has momentum with conservatives. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have the passion. And Jeb Bush still faces widespread skepticism that's not going away. Those were some of the conclusions as thousands of conservatives ended a four-...
  • Indiana's Pence among the few to deflect 2016 GOP question

    Some Republicans meeting conservatives in Washington and Palm Beach, Florida, in the past few days have spoken openly about possible presidential campaigns. Not Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. Pence tells about 200 fiscal conservatives at a Club for Growth...
  • After rough February, Christie seeks smoother pathway in March

    WASHINGTON March can't come soon enough for Chris Christie. New Jersey's Republican governor, who's considering a run for president, began February with an England trip derailed by a comment about vaccines. Things went downhill from there, as news...