Scenes from CPAC

I covered the annual Conservative Political Action Conference for The New York Times, an annual gathering of conservative activists and elected officials.






Presidents' Day

Members of the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) fire their weapons during a military exercise exhibition for visitors at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, February 17, 2014 in Mount Vernon, Virginia. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

State of the Union

President Barack Obama waves to the audience  prior to his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on the floor of the US House of Representatives in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 28, 2014. (Drew Angerer/EPA)


President Barack Obama winks at First Lady Michelle Obama prior to his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on the floor of the US House of Representatives in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 28, 2014. (Drew Angerer/EPA)



President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on the floor of the US House of Representatives in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 28, 2014. (Drew Angerer/EPA)


Journalists in the House Gallery listen as  President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address, in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. (Drew Angerer/EPA)


Vice President Joseph Biden (L) acknowledges Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on the floor of the US House of Representatives in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 28, 2014. (Drew Angerer/EPA)


Army Ranger Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg (C) gives a thumb up during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on the floor of the US House of Representatives in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, Jan. 28, 2014. (Drew Angerer/EPA)


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) mingles with lawmakers prior to President Barack Obama' State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on the floor of the US House of Representatives in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 28, 2014. (Drew Angerer/EPA)


President Barack Obama signs autographs for lawmakers after delivering his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on the floor of the US House of Representatives in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 28, 2014. (Drew Angerer/EPA)