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Wiretap: Clinton has weaknesses. Trump has more.

Who's weaker? As Republicans worry about Donald Trump as a candidate, even Hillary Clinton's allies concede that she has plenty of weaknesses of her own....

Desperate fight to save the republic comes to the Western Conservative...

An hour after she gave a speech calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama, Sarah Palin was only halfway across the lobby of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Downtown Denver, mobbed by many of the more than 3,000 attendees of the fifth annual Western Conservative Summit there. Walled-in by recording cell phones, tablets, and long-lens cameras, Palin gave an endless series of sometimes repeat hugs, smiled for the cameras, and thanked those around her for “having her back.”

PPP Poll: Colorado GOP Chair Wadhams right to flee

On Monday, Colorado Republican Party Chair Dick Wadhams announced he was ending his bid for reelection. He said he didn't want to lead a party dominated by inflexible Tea Party "nuts" who know little about how politics works. If new survey results are any measure, this may be Wadhams' best political move in a long time. Tom Jensen at Public Policy Polling reports Wednesday that the GOP civil war against "rinos" will kill the elephant in the Centennial state.

Americans identify as conservative, no matter how they vote

According to new numbers from Gallup, 42 percent of Americans describe themselves as conservative, significantly more than the 35 percent who describe themselves as...

Gallup: Tea partiers more white than America and viewed more negatively...

According to a Gallup poll released Monday, tea party loyalists are fairly representative of larger U.S. demographics, although they appear to be more white...

Rove on the Bush years: It’s everybody else’s fault

Washington memoirs are all about settling scores. Karl Rove’s “Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight” takes that tradition to new and self-parodying heights. To read Rove’s recollections of George W. Bush’s White House is to believe that, for eight years, men of “courage and moral clarity” governed the United States and were beset by critics who refused to give them any credit. On page after page, Rove names the naysayers and picks apart their claims. He’s most at ease — his delight jumps right off of the page — when he’s able to recount times he shoved the criticisms back in their faces.

Ron Paul CPAC victory more evidence of stiffening right ideology

WASHINGTON-- The news that Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) had won the 2010 CPAC presidential straw poll was leaked early, to soften the blow. Before GOP pollster Tony Fabrizio had even begun to click through a Powerpoint presentation that shared the results, reporters were informed of Paul’s easy, 31 percent victory over nine Republicans tipped as serious 2012 contenders. Those reporters started to write stories on Paul’s surprise win, waiting for the official announcement — and an explosion of jeering and booing in the main ballroom of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Sighing with relief, press aides for the annual conservative conference made sure that the on-site media had heard that reaction.

CPAC speakers work to unite Tea Party and Republican Party

WASHINGTON-- Mitt Romney has not spoken at any Tea Parties. He has largely avoided the messy debates over the 10th Amendment, nullification, Paul Ryan’s budget proposals, and whether TV stars should be punished for using the “R” word. But at CPAC, at his mid-afternoon address to an overflowing crowd of conservative activists, it was like he’d been waving a Gadsen Flag and a tea kettle from the start.