I've just finished uploading my photos from yesterday at CPAC, including Rand's speech, and every other major speaker up until this point. Just wanted to post what I have uploaded so far, before the final day starts, so you guys are aware!
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One year after his filibuster, the Paul love at CPAC is stronger than ever.
By Sarah Mimms
March 7, 2014
NATIONAL HARBOUR, Md.—A year after his 13-hour filibuster won the hearts of young conservatives just a week ahead of the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference, the fandom for Sen. Rand Paul here has only grown.
Paul gave a speech Friday before the first standing-room-only crowd at the conference so far, asking a cheering audience, "Will you, America's next generation of liberty-lovers, will you stand and be heard?"
Following his typical style, Paul's speech focused largely on personal freedom, the Fourth Amendment and rights he alleged are being usurped by the Obama administration, while avoiding the tricky topic of foreign policy, where his Libertarian views are not as widely accepted by conservatives here.
Paul's biggest applause line of the afternoon – the biggest applause line at CPAC so far – came during his discussion of President Obama's failures, particularly at the National Security Administration. "As our voices rising protests, the NSA monitors your every phone call. if you have a cell phone, you are under surveillance. I believe what you do on your cell phone is none of their damn business," he said to loud cheers.
Paul continued an assault on Obama's record, getting laughs when he asked how history will remember the president, and later quoting Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters in asking whether former supporters of the president now believed they had "trade[d] your heroes for you ghosts? … Did they get you to exchange a walk-on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?"
• Paul, a Kentucky senator, got the Conservative Political Action Conference's loudest applause with a libertarian message
• He railed against President Obama for allowing the National Security Agency to seize millions of Americans' phone records with a single warrant
• Paul is seen as a major 2016 presidential contender
• The CPAC even has heard from other crowd favorites Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, Rick Santorum and Donald Trump
• Paul sued the Obama administration, and the president personally, in February over the alleged NSA abuses
By DAVID MARTOSKO, U.S. POLITICAL EDITOR
PUBLISHED: 15:31 EST, 7 March 2014 | UPDATED: 15:51 EST, 7 March 2014
A sustained noise that could best be called a hoot and holler greeted Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul at the mention of his name, before he took the stage at Friday's Conservative Political Action Conference and declared that cell phone records sought by government agencies were 'none of their damned business!'
By the time he launched into his blue streak against the National Security Agency and quoted Pink Floyd to criticize President Barack Obama, the overflow crowd of thousands sounded like Beyonce concertgoers who had stumbled into the wrong ballroom.
The crowd simultaneously drank it in and shouted it out, making Paul the star of the Conservative Political Action Conference's second day and giving him – by far – the event's loudest applause.
'If you have a cell phone, you are under surveillance' from the federal government, Paul warned in his biggest moment. 'I believe what you do on your cell phone is none of their damned business!'
One group of partisans shouted 'President Paul! President Paul!' as he spoke.
Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) can probably relate to singer Taylor Swift’s hijacked speech at the 2009 VMAs, after Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) popped in unannounced to Amash’s talk on Thursday night.
The Michigan Republican spoke at the Millennial Madness, the CPAC party hosted by Red Alert Politics and Generation Opportunity. But his speech on the importance of the youth vote and the House Liberty Caucus was cut short by Perry’s unexpected entrance and off-the-cuff remarks.
Amash didn’t seem fazed, however, snapping a photo of Perry on his phone and tweeting jokingly about the Governor crashing his talk.
Guests of the party also seemed pleased by the party-crashing politician, tweeting photos and wisecracking about Perry’s Kanye West moment.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has noticed that some of his would-be rivals for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination are using this week's Conservative Political Action Committee meeting to portray him as a foreign policy isolationist.
"I think people ought to spend their time trying to sell their own ideas instead of trying to mischaracterize mine," Paul said Friday.
Hours before Paul was set to speak at CPAC, a conference that is in many ways the first audition for Republican presidential candidates, Kentucky's junior senator told the Herald-Leader that his position on what is happening in Ukraine is in line with what most Americans are thinking.
Shortly after interviewing Ron about Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, RT anchor Liz Wahl resigned & slammed the outlet for “promoting a Putinist agenda.” Was this a publicity stunt or political statement? Ron weighs in.
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