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    Conservatives party like it's 2016

    Conservative Republicans, bullish on their prospects in 2016, are gathered at their vast annual conference to road test the long list of potential candidates promising to win them back the White House.


Boehner kiss at media

Boehner makes kisses at reporter

House Speaker John Boehner responds to reporter's questions with kisses.

Ben Carson, CPAC 2015

CPAC speaker: 'I'm not ready for Hillary'

Conservative Political Action Conference speaker Dr. Ben Carson takes a shot at Hillary Clinton during his speech on Thursday.

Presidential veto pens

Where do presidential pens come from?

Meet the Rhode Island company that makes pens for presidents.

Jeh Johnson

Johnson discusses threat against Mall of America

Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson discusses the Al-Shabaab threat against shopping malls in the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom, including Minnesota's Mall of America.

Giuliani sticks by criticism of President Obama

Giuliani says he's received death threats after criticizing president

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani says he is now receiving death threats over comments he made questioning whether President Obama loves America.

President walks fine line at extremism summit

Obama walks fine line at extremism summit

President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday at the White House’s three-day summit on violent extremism.

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IRS watchdog updates on Lerner investigation

The IRS watchdog investigating the disappearance of Lois Lerner's emails told a congressional panel on Thursday night they are looking into possible criminal activity.

Ben Carson, CPAC 2015

Leaders gather for CPAC 'boot camp'

In a tightly packed room at the Conservative Political Action Conference, more than a hundred conservatives sat down in rows or leaned against the walls to hear a half-dozen political operatives teach the basics of their trade and share one hard trut...

Department of Homeland Security, DHS

No action Thursday night on DHS funding fight

The battle to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security will not be resolved Thursday night -- and could come down to a series of last-minute votes Friday, the day the department is scheduled to run out of money.

Following a closed House GOP memb...

Tom Schweich

Missouri Republican dead after apparent suicide

A leading Republican candidate for Missouri's governor's office died in an apparent suicide on Thursday morning.

Thomas Schweich, the 54-year-old state auditor who'd just won a second term while running unopposed in 2014, was pronounced deceased fro...