The National Rifle Association's executive vice president and CEO, Wayne LaPierre, speaks during the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor in Oxen Hill, Md., on Thursday.
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Newly-elected Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, right, and Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., who was named deputy chairman at the DNC winter meeting in Atlanta, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.
Sen. Rand Paul takes the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., Friday. For the second consecutive year, Paul won the event's straw poll.
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Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is likely to be popular at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference, but the Tea Party might not be getting all of the attention.
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Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney leaves the stage after speaking Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland's National Harbor.
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President Obama announces the revamp of his contraception policy requiring religious institutions to fully pay for birth control, Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington.
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Enthusiasm for the candidates may have been low, but their portraits were on display at the American Conservative Union's annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on Thursday.
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