Netanyahu invited to speak at CPAC

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Canadian Prime Minister Thomas Harper was also invited, but has reportedly turned down the offer. Harper is a conservative hero for pushing oil and gas exploration and the Keystone XL pipeline.

A spokeswoman for the conference said House Budget Committee chairman and former vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is the only invited speaker who has confirmed his appearance so far.

The 40th annual conservative conference will take place March 14-16 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Maryland.