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Right-wing CPAC 2015 wants you to know: You are in terrible danger

From warmongers to conspiracy theorists, all of those present can agree that America needs to be afraid
Senator Ted Cruz at CPAC

Ted Cruz and Sean Hannity talk pot on the ‘Magical Mystery Hannity Hour’ at CPAC

Probable presidential candidate Texas Senator Ted Cruz did his best to claim the mantle of Ronald Reagan at CPAC on Thursday with a fiery speech about how he was not all talk, but all action.
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9 things you think you know about Jesus that are probably wrong

Evidence points to some startling conclusions about what the historical Jesus was like—if he existed at all.
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly at a Hudson Union Society event in September 2010. [Wikipedia Commons]

Another shoe drops: Bill O’Reilly’s ex-colleagues call his L.A. riot stories ‘completely ficticious’

Six people who covered the riots with O’Reilly in California for Inside Edition told the Guardian they did not recall an incident in which, as O’Reilly has claimed, “concrete was raining down on us” and “we were attacked by protesters”.
Tennessee state Rep. Sheila Butt (R) [WKRN-TV]

Tenn. Republican under fire for telling Muslim group she wants an NAACP for ‘Western people’

The dispute began when State Rep. Sheila Butt (R) commented on a Jan. 25 online post by CAIR encouraging Republican presidential candidates to “reject Islamophobia” and “engage Muslim voters.”
New Jersey governor Chris Christie at CPAC

Chris Christie at CPAC: “Sometimes people need to be told to sit down and shut up”

A question-and-answer session at CPAC turned into a moment of truth for Chris Christie on Thursday.
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Christian college student hurls apple at pro-gay speaker, insists he didn’t ‘cast the first stone’

“In regards to ‘casting a stone,’” he continued, “you would be mistaken to think that I threw the apple out of hatred. I threw it purposefully as a warning against insulting the Spirit of Grace.”
Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

CPAC’s ‘ask a speaker’ hashtag campaign backfires before the conference even begins

Following in the footsteps of Bill Cosby’s publicists and the New York Police Department social media outreach officer, the organizers of CPAC have opened the floor to questions from Twitter.
Jamila Bey, speaking for American Atheists at CPAC

Atheist Jamila Bey tells CPAC it needs to embrace secular voters — and gets the golf clap

Last year, the American Atheists were unable to have a booth at CPAC. This year, the group not only had a booth but it also scored a spot on the speaker parade.