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Published: October 3, 2013

Contact: The Washington Post

Shutdowns have been frequent tools of policy. Just ask Reagan.

By Joseph A. Morris, Published: October 2

One party controls the White House and the Senate by less than the margin needed to end a filibuster, and the other party controls the House by a wide margin. A fundamental conflict over government spending is at the heart of an impasse that leads to a shutdown of the federal government.The year is not 2013 but 1981 . . . and 1982, 1984, 1986 and 1987....

Published: October 1, 2013

Contact: Larry Hart, 202-550-5018, [email protected]

The American Conservative Union is calling Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s refusal to negotiate with the House to keep the federal government open “an outrage.”  ACU Chairman Al Cardenas said it is clear from his actions Monday night that Reid had no interest in compromise and should take the responsibility for the shutdown.

“It is outrageous that Reid will not even consider postponing the individual mandate after President Obama has unilaterally...

Published: September 28, 2013

Contact: Laura Rigas, (202) 347-9388, [email protected]

St. Charles, MO – Today, former Senator Rick Santorum addressed an enthusiastic crowd of conservatives gathered for ACU’s fourth regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in St. Louis, MO. Introduced by radio host Dana Loesch, former Senator Santorum addressed a full room of attendees about the effect of popular culture on politics.

Photo Credit: Eric Draper Photography

Rick Santorum:

“The...

Published: September 28, 2013

Contact: Laura Rigas, (202) 347-9388, [email protected]

St. Charles, MO – Today, David Keene, opinion editor of The Washington Times and former President of the National Rifle Association, addressed an enthusiastic crowd of conservatives gathered for ACU’s fourth regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in St. Louis, MO. Introduced by Charlie Kirk, Founder and Executive Director, Turning Point USA, Keene addressed attendees on the second amendment and conservative values....

Published: September 28, 2013

Contact: Laura Rigas, (202) 347-9388, [email protected]

St. Charles, MO – Today, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback addressed an enthusiastic crowd of conservatives gathered for ACU’s fourth regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC ) in St. Louis, MO. Introduced by Charlie Kirk, Founder and Executive Director, Turning Point USA, Brownback addressed an energized room of attendees on the successes of conservative principles in Kansas.

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Published: September 28, 2013

Contact: Laura Rigas, (202) 347-9388, [email protected]

St. Charles, MO – Today, Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory addressed an enthusiastic crowd of conservatives gathered for ACU’s fourth regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in St. Louis, MO. Introduced by Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk, Senator Guillory addressed attendees about his decision to leave the Democratic Party and join the Republican Party. Guillory received a standing ovation from the crowd...

Published: September 28, 2013

Contact: Laura Rigas, (202) 347-9388, [email protected]

St. Charles, MO – Today, a panel of distinguished leaders addressed an enthusiastic crowd of conservatives gathered for ACU’s fourth regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC ) in St. Louis, MO. The panel was titled: "Can Social Conservatives and Libertarians Ever Get Along?"

Panelists included:

Geoffrey Neale, Chairman, Libertarian Party

Matthew Spalding, Ph.D., Vice President,...

Published: September 28, 2013

Contact: Laura Rigas, (202) 347-9388, [email protected]

America’s Future: The Next Generation of Conservatives

New Challenges, Timeless Principles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced the final schedule of speakers, panels, and events at the 2013 regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) today, in St. Louis, Missouri, at the St. Charles Convention Center. Click here to see the...

Published: September 28, 2013

Contact: Laura Rigas, (202) 347-9388, [email protected]

St. Charles, MO – Today, U.S. Senator Mike Lee, (R- Utah), addressed an enthusiastic crowd of conservatives gathered for ACU’s fourth regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC ) in St. Louis, MO. Introduced by Dana Loesch, host of The Dana Show: The Conservative Alternative, Lee addressed attendees on a wide variety of issues facing our country.

Senator Mike Lee:

“We must assert our right...

Published: September 28, 2013

Contact: Laura Rigas, (202) 347-9388, [email protected]

St. Charles, MO – Today, ACU Chairman Al Cardenas welcomed an enthusiastic crowd of conservatives gathered for the fourth regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), in St. Louis, MO.

Photo Credit: Eric Draper Photography

Addressing Liberals, Cardenas said, “To the mainstream media and Democrats in Congress, I apologize: but I'm not playing nice anymore.”

“I hope and pray that each of you...

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