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"We need to eliminate corporate welfare, we need to build the keystone pipeline, we need to reign in the EPA," says Cruz. "We need to abolish the U.S. Department of Education."
Who will carry the torch? The results of this year's CPAC straw poll gave victory to Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, followed closely by Florida Senator Marco Rubio. Political science professor John Dedie says both men are considered activists of sorts by those looking this time around for a "true believer".
"I think the fact that people identify with both of these men as true conservatives," says Dedie. "It's a lot of the grassroots people who attend conventions like this is very telling and very important."
Also on the list, Dr. Ben Carson, who gained national notoriety for criticizing President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast just inches away from him.
"If we continue to spend ourselves into oblivion, we are going to destroy our nation," says Dr. Carson.
It seems his support is growing.
"Let's just say you magically put me into the White House," says Dr. Carson.
Party leaders and analysts alike agree major changes are in the works.
"A lot of people in the conservative movement in 2016 would rather nominate someone who is conservative that they know is conservative and lose than settle and win," says Dedie.
An idea that just might take shape as the next round draws near. On the Democratic side, a recent poll showed the 2016 front runners are Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Monday, March 18 2013, 11:06 PM CDT
Memphis libraries seeking funding
May 25, 2013 13:07 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The public library system in Memphis is hoping to secure $2.9 million to add employees and increase its collection.
The Memphis Daily News (http://bit.ly/19BANxH) reports the Memphis Public Library & Information Center cites the figures as part of its strategic plan.
A study by the Friends of the Library and the Memphis Library Foundation found that during the past five years, the system's budget has been cut 21 percent and hours were reduced 20 percent.
The goal of the new funding would be to add 47 employees to the 18-location library system and increase the collections budget to $2 million from less than $1 million.
Library director Keenon McCloy says the plan is a "roadmap for the future."
Information from: The Memphis Daily News, http://www.memphisdailynews.com
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