17 Takeaways From America’s Biggest Conservative Conference


The Daily Signal was at all three days of the Conservative Political Action Conference, the largest annual national gathering of conservative activists, in National Harbor, Maryland, just outside Washington, and we’ve rounded up some of the highlights of our coverage.

  1. Vice President Mike Pence Speaks Out Against the ‘Culture of Death’

“Life is winning in America. For all the
progress we’re making, tragically, at the very moment more Americans are
embracing the right to life, leading members of the Democratic Party are
embracing a radical agenda of abortion on demand,” Pence said Friday at the Conservative
Political Action Conference.

Pence called President Donald Trump the “most pro-life president
in history,” noting that Trump revoked U.S. tax dollars from funding abortions
abroad and signed legislation allowing states to defund Planned Parenthood.

“Democrats are
standing for late-term abortion, infanticide, and a culture of death,” Pence
said. “I promise you, this president, this party, and this movement will always
stand for the unborn and stand for the inalienable right to life.”

Pence also said the people of Venezuela are embracing freedom
against the embattled socialist regime of dictator Nicolas Maduro.

“Freedom is more generous, more helpful, and more humane than any other social or economic model ever attempted because it is the only philosophy that respects …read more