She is a liberal Democrat who married a conservative Republican.
She's more conservative now than she was in college. Noun
His message is being well received by conservatives.
proposed legislation that was opposed by conservatives throughout the state
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Now, the 52-year-old executive is firmly presiding over the empire his father built — encompassing the most influential conservative media institutions in America — from an office suite on the L.A. studio lot.—Meg James, Los Angeles Times, 22 Sep. 2023 The star anchor, who boasted the network’s highest ratings, was told by a News Corp. board member that the move was a condition of the Dominion settlement as a way to best maim the conservative network.—Tatiana Siegel, Variety, 21 Sep. 2023 Murdoch became one of the foremost media executives of the last half century by building an extensive network of tabloids, cable and broadcast TV, and entertainment assets, many known for espousing conservative ideas.—Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 21 Sep. 2023 The channel cultivated a devoted audience in the decades to come, establishing itself as a pillar of the modern conservative movement.—Daniel Arkin, NBC News, 21 Sep. 2023 Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman, died last September after being detained by the regime’s infamous morality police, allegedly for not abiding by the country’s conservative dress code.—Tara Subramaniam, CNN, 21 Sep. 2023 Rupert Murdoch is passing the torch of his conservative media empire to his eldest son, Lachlan Murdoch, as the mogul prepares for retirement.—Virginia Chamlee, Peoplemag, 21 Sep. 2023 Lake has continued to be a visible presence on the conservative circuit in key states like Michigan and Iowa, which helped maintain her ties to primary voters.—Tal Axelrod, ABC News, 20 Sep. 2023 The district was sued by a conservative group called the Mama Bears after banning a member of that group from reading explicit book excerpts at meetings.—Jeff Amy, Fortune, 20 Sep. 2023
Last week, when House conservatives held a press conference outside the Capitol to lay out their demands, they were joined by Sens. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and Mike Lee, R-Utah.—Sahil Kapur, NBC News, 21 Sep. 2023 Thus the divide in Georgia, where Kemp, a party-line conservative save for his objections to Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election, ran ahead of Herschel Walker.—Ben Jacobs, The New Republic, 21 Sep. 2023 The House was originally scheduled to vote on the Defense Appropriations Act last Wednesday, but the legislation was later pulled from the schedule due to a lack of support among hard-line conservatives who sought to use their votes as leverage for other legislation.—Cami Mondeaux, Washington Examiner, 19 Sep. 2023 The United Auto Workers union has never been a friend of conservatives.—The Editors, National Review, 18 Sep. 2023 Paxton supporters have tried to put Texas politics on the national stage and rally conservatives across the country by appearing on the podcast hosted by former President Donald Trump senior adviser Steve Bannon.—Gromer Jeffers Jr., Dallas News, 17 Sep. 2023 The event featured many devout and well-connected social conservatives who can play a decisive role in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation Republican caucuses in January.—Will Weissert and Thomas Beaumont, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Sep. 2023 While the deal is expected to appease a significant amount of conservatives, including several in the House Freedom Caucus, Republican leaders now face the difficult task of ensuring the bill passes through their razor-thin margins.—Marianna Sotomayor and Leigh Ann Caldwell, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Sep. 2023 While some conservatives were digging in against the plan, the prospect of a shutdown was alarming other Republicans, including those from swing districts carried by Biden in 2020, who could feel the political backlash from a government closure.—Carl Hulse, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Sep. 2023 See More
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Middle English conservatif "tending to protect or preserve," borrowed from Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French, borrowed from Late Latin conservātīvus, from Latin conservātus, past participle of conservāre "to save or keep from danger, preserve, keep unchanged" + -īvus-ive — more at conserve entry 1