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  • Family Research Council President Tony Perkins led the push for a strong anti-pornography plank in the GOP platform and introduced its language, calling for strict enforcement of federal obscenity laws. It broadens the 2008 platform. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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