Rep. Paul Ryan speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference, March 15, 2013.
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What’s lined up for CPAC 2014

Nearly 10,000 conservative activists are registered to attend this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland.

Sen. Ted  Cruz plans to kick off the annual three-day affair Thursday morning and Sarah Palin will offer closing remarks Saturday night. Other Republican headliners include Rep. Paul Ryan, Gov. Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, and Newt Gingrich. CPAC has helped launch presidential campaigns for many GOP stars and 26 hopefuls are competing in this year’s straw poll. 

The panel discussions also reveal the tone and the issues at the center of the conservative movement, with discussion topics ranging from “Healthcare After Obamacare: A Practical Guide for Living When No One Has Insurance and America Runs Out of Doctors” to “Rocky Mountain High: Does Legalized Pot Mean Society’s Going Up in Smoke?”

Below is a list of the scheduled events. For a full schedule, visit the CPAC website

THURSDAY

9:00 am ET: Ted Cruz

9:24 am ET: Paul Ryan

10:19 am ET: Mitch McConnell

11:45 am ET: Chris Christie

12:00 pm ET: Bobby Jindal

12:16 pm ET: Marco Rubio

12:31 pm ET: Mike Lee

2:30 pm ET: Wayne LaPierre

2:45 pm ET: Donald Trump

FRIDAY

9:00 am ET: Rick Perry

9:16 am ET: John Cornyn

10:23 am ET: Mike Huckabee

2:26 pm ET: Rick Santorum

2:51 pm ET: Rand Paul

SATURDAY

12:45 pm ET: Newt Gingrich

12:58 pm ET: Ben Carson

5:23 pm ET: Straw poll results

5:45 pm ET: Sarah Palin

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Does the U.S. Congress Matter Anymore? Executive Orders and the Hopelessness of Ever Curtailing Federal Spending (Thursday at 9:48 am ET)

Healthcare After Obamacare: A Practical Guide for Living When No One Has Insurance and America Runs Out of Doctors (Thursday at 11:00 am ET)

Rocky Mountain High: Does Legalized Pot Mean Society’s Going Up in Smoke? (Thursday at 3:30 pm ET)

Not All Quiet on the Western Front: Conservatives Are Alive in Hollywood (Friday at 11:31 am ET)

Obama’s IRS: Political Arm of the Left? (Friday at 12:53 pm ET)

Can Libertarians and Social Conservatives Ever Get Along? (Friday at 1:39 pm ET)

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What's lined up for CPAC 2014