Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) http://www.kunc.org en RNC Post-Election Report A Line In The Sand For Divided GOP http://www.kunc.org/post/rnc-post-election-report-line-sand-divided-gop The release of a "<a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/03/18/174665725/rnc-report-a-postmortem-on-failed-2012-election" target="_blank">postmortem</a>" report on the 2012 national election by the Republican National Committee is either the first step toward the GOP's recovery or the latest sign that the party is headed for a breakup.<p>Or, it could be both.<p>RNC Chairman Reince Priebus put out a <a href="http://www.gop.com/news/chairmans-blog/rnc-chairman-reince-priebus-remarks-from-the-national-press-club/" target="_blank">hard-eyed assessment</a> of the state of his party, excoriating failures Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:42:00 +0000 Ron Elving 41738 at http://www.kunc.org RNC Post-Election Report A Line In The Sand For Divided GOP Documentaries Help Amplify Conservative Voice http://www.kunc.org/post/documentaries-help-amplify-conservative-voice <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-WrqTj4wsQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRbqMGtvQD0</p> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 09:52:00 +0000 41637 at http://www.kunc.org Documentaries Help Amplify Conservative Voice Annual Conservative Gathering Questions GOP's Direction http://www.kunc.org/post/annual-conservative-gathering-questions-gops-direction Transcript <p>JACKI LYDEN, HOST: <p>If you're just joining us, this is WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Jacki Lyden.<p>As we just heard, longtime Republican Senator Rob Portman's position on gay marriage has evolved. Of course, gay marriage is one of the social issues that was front and center at this week's Conservative Political Action Conference, otherwise known as CPAC. It's the annual gathering of the most conservative wing of the Republican Party.<p>NPR's national political correspondent Don Gonyea has been at CPAC, and he joins me now. Sat, 16 Mar 2013 20:49:00 +0000 41631 at http://www.kunc.org Rand Paul Wins Conservative Vote In Straw Poll http://www.kunc.org/post/cpacs-last-day-conservatives-weigh-future-possibilities Conservative activists chose Tea Party favorite Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky as their pick to be the Republican presidential nominee in 2016, at the Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, D.C., on Saturday.<p>As The Associated Press notes, "the win offers little more than bragging rights for Paul, who is popular with the younger generation of libertarian-minded conservatives who packed the conference."<p>The vote came ahead of the keynote speech by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a rising star in the GOP. Sat, 16 Mar 2013 09:41:00 +0000 41614 at http://www.kunc.org Rand Paul Wins Conservative Vote In Straw Poll Ted Cruz: From Texas Underdog To Republican Up-And-Comer http://www.kunc.org/post/ted-cruz-texas-underdog-republican-and-comer The keynote speaker at Saturday night's closing session of the Conservative Political Action Conference is a 42-year-old Texan who's been a U.S. senator since January.<p>In that short time, Tea Party Republican Ted Cruz has already made a mark — and in doing so, he's simply ignored a tradition of new senators being seen, not heard. Sat, 16 Mar 2013 09:14:00 +0000 David Welna 41613 at http://www.kunc.org Ted Cruz: From Texas Underdog To Republican Up-And-Comer