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Posted: March 8, 2014 at 3:07 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “It’s time for government to scale back, not for people of faith to scale back.” Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, one of several speakers at a gathering of conservative activists who said Republicans should emphasize social issues like abortion and gay marriage in this year’s elections

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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., waves to the crowd after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 7, 2014. Friday marks the second day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which brings together prospective presidential candidates, conservative opinion leaders and tea party activists from coast to coast. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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