By By STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONT | February 28, 2015 8:49 amWisconsin's Walker adjusts to rigor of presidential politics
Pence: 'Dramatically increase' defense spending
Associated Press | February 27, 2015 8:12 pmIndiana Gov. Mike Pence said on Friday that America will not be safe unless its leaders dramatically increase defense spending.
GOP contenders push for military action against ISIS
Associated Press | February 27, 2015 5:30 pmThe Republican Party's leading presidential contenders on Friday promised conservative activists they would pursue aggressive military action to prevent the spread of global terrorism, including a renewed use of ground forces in the Middle East.
Bush: Borders less secure if Congress cuts off DHS dollars
Associated Press | February 27, 2015 2:25 pmFormer Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was skeptical of some conservatives' efforts to block funding for the Department of Homeland Security unless President Barack Obama's immigration actions are derailed.
Santorum wants US ground troops to fight Islamic State group
Associated Press | February 27, 2015 2:06 pmFormer Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, who is considering another presidential run, called for putting 10,000 U.S. troops on the ground to fight the growth of the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State.
Rand Paul: National security trumps all other spending
Associated Press | February 27, 2015 11:42 amRepublican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said Friday he understands some conservatives' skepticism toward his foreign policy views but emphasized that the first priority of the president must be national security.
Former Gov. Rick Perry: Obama has made the world less safe
Associated Press | February 27, 2015 9:36 amFormer Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday blasted President Barack Obama's record on foreign policy, calling for a harder-line approach in the Middle East and accusing the administration of "making grave calculations that make the world less safe."
Rubio: Obama sees deal with Iran as his legacy
Associated Press | February 27, 2015 8:44 amPresident Barack Obama's health care law was the legacy of his first term and he is pursuing a nuclear deal with Iran as the hallmark of his second, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida told conservative activists on Friday.
Bush defends his conservative credentials ahead of CPAC
Associated Press | February 27, 2015 1:36 amJeb Bush readily points to his conservative credentials -- tax cuts and smaller government as Florida's governor -- yet convincing the activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference that he's one of them might be a tougher sell.
Bush: I'm a conservative, with a record of fiscal prudence
Associated Press | February 26, 2015 9:00 pmIn an impassioned speech to an influential anti-tax group, Jeb Bush ticked though eight years of tax cuts and economic growth during his time as Florida governor, and said it could be done nationally.
GOP's Jeb Bush working to reassert conservative credentials
Associated Press | February 26, 2015 8:54 pmAs Florida's governor, Jeb Bush was among the nation's most conservative state chief executives. He's quietly embarking on work to convince the right flank of the Republican Party that he would be that same kind of conservative in the White House.
Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism
Associated Press | February 26, 2015 8:42 pmWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that his experience taking on thousands of protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world.
What determines the perfect candidate for 2016?
Associated Press | February 26, 2015 2:06 pmLet's say, for a moment, that America has given you the job of picking the perfect candidate for president. Good luck, Mr. or Ms. Voter, deciding what they've got to have -- and what they can do without.
Cruz: Make candidates who claim conservatism prove it
Associated Press | February 26, 2015 1:13 pmRepublicans must not let themselves be tricked into picking a moderate presidential nominee in 2016, by demanding their hopefuls have a demonstrated commitment to conservatism, Sen. Ted Cruz told an enthusiastic audience Thursday.
Ben Carson kicks off conservative CPAC event
Associated Press | February 26, 2015 8:18 amRetired neurosurgeon Ben Carson criticized "purveyors of division" and said the country needs to move in a new direction as he kicked off the annual Conservative Political Action Conference -- better known as CPAC -- on Thursday.