|Mark Levin accepts Citizens United,'s Defender of the 1st Amendment Award|
The primary theme for CPAC 2015 is “Conservative Action Starts Here.” He referenced how Breitbart News and other conservatives held, at CPAC 2013 and CPAC 2014, panels called “The Uninvited”and “The Uninvited II,” because of a lack of focus on social and national security issues at CPAC those years.
The divide wasn’t just found at those Uninvited panels, though–conservatives inside CPAC raised their concerns with leaders like Citizens United’s Dave Bossie, the Media Research Center’s Brent Bozell, and others speaking up about the concerns in the building. Because of those struggles in recent years, and concerted efforts by the ACU to listen to grassroots concerns about the direction of the landmark conference, the organization is now emerging as stronger, more conservative and more united. (Matthew Boyle in Breitbart News, Feb. 16, 2015)
Mark Levin speaks accepts the "Andrew Breitbart, Defender of the 1st Amendment Award" from Citizens Union
Clare Lopez: 'Putin and Iran pawn Obama (weak to enemies, tough to allies and critics) at the spin-off "The Uninvited" Conference - which addressed issues of security policy.
Also on the slate for the Feb 26th weekend, CPAC show:
“Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson, will be given the First Amendment Award after defending his Christian beliefs on homosexuality and other topics, resulting in his brief suspension from the reality show. (Washington Times)
Most, if not all, potential GOP presidential candidates will be speaking at CPAC this year. They include former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rand Paul (R-KY), former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, real estate magnate Donald Trump, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Dr. Ben Carson, 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. (Breitbart News)