NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Behind every speaker on the CPAC main stage is a massive backdrop celebrating the 40th anniversary of the conservative confab. Sprinkled along the banner are images of the historical icons of the conservative movement, giving it a monumental feel.
Here’s who made the cut for CPAC’s Mt. Rushmore, from left to right:
As Dave Weigel notes, the CPAC banner also features a Ron Paul supporter as well as “clip art of a smiling black guy talking to an Asian woman.”
- A conservation group in Zimbabwe reported that Jericho, the brother of beloved lion Cecil, was shot and killed by a hunter. But some scientists monitoring the pride believe he is OK.
- Joe Biden has begun to "actively explore a possible presidential campaign," the New York Times reports.
- The trooper who pulled over Sandra Bland was disciplined for "unprofessional conduct" in the fall of 2014, records show.