OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — She was not on the speaking program, but Hillary Rodham Clinton had presence at the nation's largest annual gathering of conservative activists on Saturday, as high-profile Republicans launched a dual effort to attack the prospective Democratic presidential candidate and improve the GOP's longstanding struggle with women voters.
National Harbor (United States) (AFP) - Peering into their political crystal ball, US conservatives gathering at their annual conference Saturday chose Republican Senator Rand Paul as their top pick for president in 2016. It marks the second straight year that the libertarian-leaning Paul, son of former congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul, won the straw poll at the Conservative Action Political Conference, or CPAC. Paul led the field of 23 candidates and won with 31 percent of the vote, easily defeating another firebrand Tea Party-backed lawmaker, Senator Ted Cruz, who finished second with 11 percent.