New conservative darling, neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson, will be a featured speaker at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) next month, according to the American Conservative Union (ACU).
The Conference, which represents the largest gathering of conservative leaders and activists in America, is scheduled for March 14 to March 16, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.
"Dr. Ben Carson represents the optimism and hope of the future of the conservative movement, while at the same time he articulates the deep fiscal and social challenges that our Nation faces," said Al Cardenas, chairman of the ACU, in a statement. "We look forward to welcoming Dr. Carson to the CPAC stage in March." more >>
The guessing game surrounding Mitt Romney's choice for vice president created a stir among pro-lifers when former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's name was bannered about last week. Even Tea Party heavyweights Sarah Palin and Rep Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) were telling conservatives to ignore Rice's abortion views if she was selected to run alongside Romney.
Palin, the former governor of Alaska and vice presidential running mate of Sen. John McCain in 2008, told Fox News' Greta Van Susteren that Rice "would be a wonderful vice president," noting that the current Stanford professor "has much more experience than our sitting president does today."
Meanwhile, on Sunday's "Face the Nation" on CBS, Ryan, who is often mentioned as someone on Romney's shortlist for VP, also sung Rice's praises when asked by host Bob Schieffer if she would be a good choice. more >>
Former Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain said the controversy surrounding conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh's comments about a Georgetown law student is nothing more than an attempt to deflect attention from the issues that are important in the 2012 elections.
"In case our liberal friends have not heard, Rush Limbaugh is not running for anything – he's not a candidate for president of the United States," said Cain in a phone interview with The Christian Post on Thursday afternoon. Cain was touring Alabama with Kathy Peterson, a GOP candidate for the state's Public Service Commission.
The controversy regarding Limbaugh began a little more than a week ago when he referred to Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke as a "slut" and a "prostitute," leading several advertisers to pull their ads on the popular daily talk show with an estimated 15 million daily listeners. He made the comments after Fluke testified before a panel of congressional Democrats in support of President Obama's policy of mandating free contraceptives to all female employees, even at religious institutions (such as hospitals and colleges) that object to such services. more >>
The faucet continues on run on the number of advertisers who are pulling away from Rush Limbaugh's popular daily talk show. So far, 20 companies have suspended their ad buys, but others such as Brent Bozell of Media Research Center are saying liberal pundits are getting away with much more.
On Monday morning, media outlets including The Christian Post were reporting seven sponsors had withdrawn their ad buys over Limbaugh's reference to a Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke's testimony to a group of Democrat legislators, calling her a "slut" and a "prostitute." more >>
Rick Santorum's daughter has made a "miraculous turnaround," according to the Republican presidential candidate, who shared news of her condition at a tele-town hall on Sunday night.
Isabella, or "Bella," as the family calls her, suffers from a rare and serious genetic disorder, called Trisomy 18, that kills about 90 percent of children before or during birth, ABC News reported.
The former Pennsylvania senator has been forced to cancel appearances during the weekend so that he can tend to his daughter in the hospital, a decision which former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin highly praised and described as a "Christ-like" example. more >>
Former Alaskan Governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin told Fox News on Monday that Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann should put an end to her campaign.
“She has a lot to offer, also, but I don't think it is her time this go-around,” Palin said of Bachmann to Fox News. “And I believe that unless she, too, wants to spend her own money or borrowing money and perhaps go into debt, which – heaven forbid – you do that to your family?” Palin added.
Bachmann, who has been behind in the Iowa polls for several weeks before Tuesday’s Iowa caucus, ran television ads on Monday reminding Iowa voters of her opposition to President Obama’s health care plan and her Waterloo, Iowa, birthplace. more >>