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Washington, D.C. -- The American Conservative Union (ACU) today called on the U.S. Senate to reject the campaign finance legislation introduced today by U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Lisa Murkowski.

“This proposed campaign finance legislation infringes on freedom, privacy and free speech and it inhibits political discourse in this country,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas.  “This bill deprives every American citizen of the rights to support causes of their choice without fear of retribution from their bosses, neighbors or government officials. The...

Washington, D.C. — The American Conservative Union (ACU) released today the results of a recent survey they commissioned on privacy and free speech issues. The results of the poll show that a clear majority of respondents see free speech and privacy as fundamental freedoms that are linked at the core. The poll was conducted from April 2nd to April 4th, 2013, and consisted of 600 likely voters in the 2014 general election. Those polled were representative of national ideological and partisan demographics, with more Democrats than Republicans participating and combined more...

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, Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson returned to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) stage for the ever-popular “Fight Club 2013: A Liberal & A Conservative Duke it Out,” moderated by Colin Hanna, President of Let Freedom Ring. Begala is a CNN Political Contributor and Democratic strategist who frequently appears on CNN’s The Situation Room as well as other programs on all CNN networks. Carlson is a 20-year media veteran with a wide variety of experience in journalism and is currently a contributor to FOX News....

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