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Dr. Ben Carson delivers his speech on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015.(Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)

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[u"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) is joined on stage by Laura Ingraham on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin greets people in the crowd as she makes her exit following her speech to the crowd on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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[u"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) is joined on stage by Laura Ingraham on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Louisiana Governor Bobbie Jindal (R) delivers his speech to the crowd on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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[u"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) is joined on stage by Laura Ingraham on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin delivers her speech to the crowd on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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[u"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) is joined on stage by Laura Ingraham on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin arrives on stage to deliver her speech on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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[u"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) is joined on stage by Laura Ingraham on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin delivers her speech to the crowd on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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[u"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) is joined on stage by Laura Ingraham on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Louisiana Governor Bobbie Jindal (R) delivers his speech to the crowd on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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[u"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) is joined on stage by Laura Ingraham on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin delivers her speech to the crowd on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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[u"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) is joined on stage by Laura Ingraham on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin delivers her speech to the crowd on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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[u"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) is joined on stage by Laura Ingraham on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Louisiana Governor Bobbie Jindal (R) delivers his speech to the crowd on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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[u"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) is joined on stage by Laura Ingraham on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin delivers her speech to the crowd on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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[u"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) is joined on stage by Laura Ingraham on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Louisiana Governor Bobbie Jindal (R) delivers his speech to the crowd on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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[u"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) is joined on stage by Laura Ingraham on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin delivers her speech to the crowd on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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[u"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) is joined on stage by Laura Ingraham on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"People join the crowd react as former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin delivers her speech to the crowd on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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[u"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) is joined on stage by Laura Ingraham on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin delivers her speech to the crowd on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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[u"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) is joined on stage by Laura Ingraham on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin arrives on stage to deliver her speech on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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[u"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) is joined on stage by Laura Ingraham on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin greets people in the crowd as she makes her exit following her speech to the crowd on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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[u"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) is joined on stage by Laura Ingraham on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Louisiana Governor Bobbie Jindal (R) delivers his speech to the crowd on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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[u"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) is joined on stage by Laura Ingraham on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Louisiana Governor Bobbie Jindal (R) delivers his speech to the crowd on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]

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[u"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) is joined on stage by Laura Ingraham on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)", u"Former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin greets people in the crowd as she makes her exit following her speech to the crowd on the second day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, February 26, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs February 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)"]