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Nov 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC -- President Obama’s Executive Order is like a royal decree giving legal status to millions of people who came here and reside here illegally. The president is showing utter contempt for the American voter, the Constitution, the separation of powers and all those who follow the law. It is appalling that a president of the United States, after having suffered a humiliating defeat in the midterm elections and getting a clear vote of no confidence, would give the voters a single-finger salute of contempt.

President Obama is a president who leads from behind. Now,...

Nov 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC -- The American Conservative Union (ACU), host of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), announced the first group of confirmed speakers at the conference scheduled for February 25-28, 2015. 

“We are honored to announce that conservative talk radio powerhouse Mark Levin, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), and ACU Foundation Chairman Carly Fiorina will deliver remarks at CPAC 2015,” said ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp. “...

Nov 13, 2014

The internet can be a tricky place to navigate. A lot of content is available for free online, but some of this free content is legal and some of it isn't. Protecting Intellectual Property (IP) was important to our nation's founders, and it should be too to conservatives everywhere. That's why ACU is excited to learn about a free new tool- Where to Watch- that helps internet users protect IP by offering a comprehensive search for legitimate platforms for films and TV shows. 

Read more about this innovative product below: 

MPAA announced the launch of a new search engine...

Nov 12, 2014

Read the full Heartland Institute article here: http://blog.heartland.org/2014/11/philip-m-crane-r-i-p/

Nov 12, 2014

Read the full New York Times article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/10/us/politics/philip-m-crane-former-illinois-congressman-and-conservative-leader-dies-at-84.html

Nov 12, 2014

Read the Washington Times article here: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/nov/10/keene-phil-crane-a-lifting-force-of-modern-conserv/#ixzz3IrgMIDaV 

Nov 12, 2014

One America News Network interviewed former ACU Chairman David Keene, ACUF Chairman Carly Fiorina, and ACU Executive Director Dan Schneider on Election Night.

According to Schneider:

"I think the one thing we've learned about Obama is he's a one-trick pony. He has only one speed and one way of doing things. It's going to be a tough couple of years."

Watch below or here:

Nov 12, 2014

The American Conservative Union (ACU) is saddened by the loss of former ACU chairman and conservative pioneer Representative Phil Crane.

Illinois Congressman Philip M. Crane was elected ACU chairman in February 1977. While the Reagan defeat had temporarily taken the wind out of the movement’s sails, ACU was nonetheless firmly cemented on the political scene as the flagship of the conservative movement. Under Crane, it turned its attention to activism on high-profile, high-stakes national issues with less heed paid to squabbles with the GOP or other conservative groups. The task...

Nov 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier today, President Obama released his Statement on Net Neutrality and said, “We cannot allow Internet service providers (ISPs) to restrict the best access or to pick winners and losers in the online marketplace for services and ideas.”

In his statement, Obama strategically employs conservative-sounding rhetoric, but with one key difference: Conservatives believe that government should not pick winners and losers.

The American Conservative Union (ACU) believes that it is the free-market’s job to decide winners and losers...

Nov 6, 2014

Last week, ACU joined with other conservative experts to discuss the importance of patents and intellectual property to our economy and discuss the dangers of a rush to pass so-called patent reform.  On Tuesday, October 28th, ACU’s Executive Director, Dan Schnieder, participated in a Capitol Hill panel discussion organized by Eagle Forum titled “A Fresh Conservative Look at Patent Issues.” Also on the panel were: Adam Mossoff, law professor and founder of the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at George Mason University; Alden Abbott, Deputy Director of the Heritage...

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