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By L. Brent Bozell III

The trial of notorious Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell -- as close to a demonic presence as anything this country will ever see -- was almost a month old when the network blackout finally ended. CNN broke its silence, as did CBS. National newspapers sent reporters to the trial for the first time.

They started covering it only because of a national outrage that they would so deliberately withhold this horror story from the public -- for political reasons.

Kirsten Powers in USA Today insisted: “This should be front page...

“Our hearts and prayers go out to all the victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon yesterday and their families. We are grateful for the volunteers, first responders, homeland security and law enforcement personnel who reacted quickly to save lives and are working around the clock to investigate these senseless acts of terror. Those who perpetrated these acts will not break the will of the American spirit – rather they have strengthened our resolve. We stand with the people of Boston today as proud Americans and will fight to remain the land of the free and home of the brave.”

“Our current immigration system is broken, our borders are not secure and we have de facto amnesty in which government picks winners and losers among those who are here illegally, including who is deported or not.

The proposal put forward by the ‘Gang of 8’ in the Senate puts border security first and puts legal immigration ahead of those who are here illegally, with appropriate triggers and penalty fines. It is clear that under the Obama administration none of these things will happen without legislation and that’s why this proposal as described deserves a positive response. We...

We at the American Conservative Union are especially dismayed to see a continuation of the President Obama’s tax and spend policies in the budget he finally released.

This budget pretends to be a "compromise" of spending cuts and tax increases but it's really spending increases now with the “promise” of reductions sometime in the future. Rather than make rational spending reductions, the president’s budget eliminated the agreed-upon spending reductions altogether.  This is more of the same failed tax and spend policies that have produced slow growth and high unemployment. Under his...

The federal government wastes billions of dollars every single year on programs where it has no legitimate role. That is wrong and government needs to be smaller and leaner. ACU believes in the current budget framework supported by conservatives in Congress. Within the fiscal parameters of that budget we also believe in further reductions in other areas to accommodate adequate spending levels in defense and infrastructure. Constitutional conservatives need to fight for legitimate spending in the areas of defense and transportation infrastructure: two delineated areas of federal...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC 2013) concluded with Senator Rand Paul winning the CPAC Straw Poll. The Straw Poll was sponsored by The Washington Times and conducted by Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates.

Today’s 40th Annual National CPAC was a high-energy three-day conference bracketed by dynamic remarks by top regional and national conservative leaders.

In first place, Rand Paul secured 25% percent of the vote by registered CPAC attendees, followed by Senator Marco Rubio at 23% percent. ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the American Conservative Union (ACU) kicked off the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC 2013) in Washington, D.C.  The three-day conference of America’s largest gathering of conservative leaders and activists started with remarks by Al Cardenas, Chairman of the ACU.

Chairman Cardenas:

"CPAC 2013 was President Reagan's favorite conference. He saw it as family.” Continuing, he quoted Reagan saying “those who can't subscribe to principles…let them go.”  Urging unity, he spoke directly to libertarians, members of the...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, former Representative Allen West addressed a group of conservative activists during ACU’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC 2013) in Washington, D.C.

The Honorable Allen West:

Addressing a crowd of enthusiastic conservatives, West said “We are defined by how quickly we pull ourselves off the mat” and “We understand that the Constitution was written to control the government, not the people.” Addressing the theme of CPAC 2013, West declared, “Now is the time we need a new generation of leaders.”

West closed...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, a panel of top thinkers and leaders addressed a crowd of conservatives gathered for ACU’s a crowd of conservatives gathered for ACU’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC 2013) in Washington, D.C.

Panelists included:

Dr. Whit Ayers, President, North Star Opinion Research

Dan Garza, Executive Director, The LIBRE Initiative

Helen Krieble, Founder and President, The Vernon K. Krieble Foundation

Jenny Korn, Executive Director, American Action Network

The Honorable Raúl...

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