Posts by Chris Moody, Yahoo News
- Yahoo News2 days ago
There's some weird stuff at CPAC.
Like an old lady arm wrestling a guy in camo.
Or this fine shelf.
Wait ... something's not quite right here.
Out in the hallway, you'll find Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus doing outreach to the #Millennials.
And Ronald Reagan is everywhere.
Here he is supporting manufacturing.
And this fundraising company.
Oh no! This gay beaver is going to make Reagan fall down!
They are among us...
Safer for Reagan to be on top of this proper conservative bookshelf.
Speaking of picking up hotties...
If T-Shirts aren't your thing, you can always dress like this guy.
Be sure your breath is fresh before practicing your #CPACPickupLines.
This board could sure use a little love.
While at CPAC, you'll want to take some time to dwell on the past.
Remember these guys?
Seems like everyone around here has a cardboard cutout. There's William F. Buckley!
Don't be so stiff, Rand!
After your picture with cardboard Rand Paul, pick up some conservative bumper stickers.
That'll teach her!
Before you move to America's hat, don't forget to impeach the president. Look how nervous he is. He's sweating!
- Yahoo News3 days ago
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — In today's conservative movement, there’s room for second acts.
The search for redemption — and the possibility of forgiveness — was on full display here on Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where a lineup of possible future Republican presidential contenders paraded their strengths in front of more than a thousand right-wing activists. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz kicked off the morning with a punchy, one-liner-heavy address. Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan embraced the disunity within the Republican Party as a “family reunion.” Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal questioned the intelligence of the U.S. president. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called on Republicans to be more aggressive (like him!). And Florida Sen. Marco Rubio showed off his foreign policy chops.
For Christie and Rubio, especially, there were lingering questions about how warmly conferencegoers would welcome them at the nation's foremost convention of conservatives.
- Yahoo News3 days ago
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton stoked rumors that he’s considering a presidential run on Thursday when he a took direct shot at possible Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton and said foreign policy — Bolton’s professional forte — should be at the center of the next election.
Speaking to thousands of Republican activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference here, Bolton, who served as U.N. ambassador under former President George W. Bush, said foreign policy should play an outsized role in future political debates. Bolton cited the attack on the American compound in Benghazi and called out Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by name in his address.
“Under Barack Obama, you can murder his personal representative and get away scot-free,” he said of the Benghazi attack, which left four Americans dead, including Libyan Ambassador J. Christopher Stephens. “We would be happy to tell Hillary Clinton in unmistakable terms we know what difference it makes, even if you don’t.”
- Yahoo News4 days ago
The conventional wisdom after the 2012 presidential election held that Mitt Romney faltered, in part, because President Barack Obama successfully defined him early in the contest and established a narrative about Romney that he was never able to recover from.
Whether you buy that storyline or not, Republicans don’t want to risk a repeat during the congressional midterm contests. With nine months before voters cast ballots across the country, the National Republican Senatorial Committee wants to tell the personal story of its own candidates before Democrats beat them to the punch. It wants to define Republican candidates first.
- Yahoo News5 days ago
You won’t see Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback taking high profile trips to Iowa, South Carolina or New Hampshire. He’s not on the star-studded speech lineup at the Conservative Political Action Conference this year. Nor is he listed in national polls that measure hypothetical presidential matchups in 2016.
But Brownback, a former U.S. senator who briefly sought the presidency in 2007, isn’t ruling out another run for the White House.
- Yahoo News10 days ago
Childhood surely wasn't easy for young John Boehner, who one images faced a tornado of teasing from kids who willfully mispronounced his name. His family pronounces it "Bayner."
But shed no tears for the gentleman from Ohio, because these days, as the most powerful member of the House of Representatives, he's clearly taking it in stride. When a reporter accidentally referred to him as "Mr. Camp" during a press conference on Thursday, Boehner played along.
"It's 'Boner,'" he replied before the reporter could correct himself. "Boner."
Even in adulthood, as this 1991 video shows, his own colleagues mispronounced his name.
And so have members of the media.
- Yahoo News10 days ago
Film buffs tired of shelling out $15 for a movie ticket will surely be delighted to know that, depending on where they live, the box-office price is only a part of the cost of admission.
According to a study by the Manhattan Institute, all of the 2013 films nominated for the best-picture Oscar this year benefited from subsidies and tax credits during production, a practice that saved big-box film companies millions of dollars.
Of these taxpayer-subsidized critically acclaimed movies, “Wolf of Wall Street,” the three-hour Martin Scorsese flick about fleecing gullible investors, secured the most help through a 30 percent tax credit from New York. With a budget of $100 million, the savings for “Wolf” would buy enough 'ludes for at least a long weekend.
- Chris Moody, Yahoo News at Yahoo News12 days ago
The Republican Governor's Association is producing a video series to promote the 29 GOP state executives.
We noticed a pattern.
1. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker
2. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal
3. Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad
4. Ohio Gov. John Kasich
5. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez
6. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback
7. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert
8. South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard
9. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley
10. North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple
The full video:
- Yahoo News16 days ago
So a French hornist, an economist, a billionaire, a psychologist and the Dalai Lama walk into a conservative think tank…
Actually, this really happened Thursday in Washington, D.C., when the Dalai Lama joined a group of thinkers at the conservative American Enterprise Institute for a forum about “happiness, free enterprise and human flourishing.” Together with AEI President Arthur Brooks, hedge fund investor Daniel Loeb, economist Glenn Hubbard and NYU psychology professor Jon Haidt, the exiled Tibetan leader examined happiness and the role markets and government can play in fostering it.
In the audience sat Washington lobbyists, libertarians, conservatives, peace activists and yoga instructors--a truly unusual coalition for a morning policy discussion in the nation's capital city.
Sharing a room with the Dalai Lama and Grover Norquist at the headquarters of the organization that helped start the Iraq War may sound like a surrealist drug trip on the backpacker trail to Dharamshala. But believe it or not, common ground does exist between the red-robed Tibetan holy man and the right-wing wonks who asked him to speak.
- Yahoo News17 days ago
WASHINGTON — On July 31, 2012, a little-known state attorney in black ostrich-skin boots named Ted Cruz shocked the Lone Star State’s political establishment when, facing incredible odds, he defeated popular Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the Republican primary race for Senate.
Within a year, Cruz would be a household name across the country and considered a possible candidate for the presidency. With another congressional election season approaching in November, Cruz’s story has inspired a new crop of little-known candidates who want to replicate his success. While Cruz may be the least popular man in the Senate, his popularity soars outside the Beltway, where he has become a model for a new generation of long shots.