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Speakers and icons at Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington

Here are stories about Cheney's presence, Donald Trump, and an overview of the conference.

JOSHUA ROBERTS / Reuters

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (L) and former Vice President Dick Cheney wave after speaking during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington on February 10, 2011.

KEVIN LAMARQUE / Reuters

Sarah Palin posters occupy a booth at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) in Washington February 10, 2011.

JOSHUA ROBERTS / Reuters

Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) looks at a cake commemorating the 100th birthday of former U.S. president Ronald Reagan at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington February 10, 2011.

KEVIN LAMARQUE / Reuters

Tea Party member William Temple of Brunswick, Georgia, dresses as a patriot at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) in Washington February 10, 2011.

KEVIN LAMARQUE / Reuters

With tea bags hanging from her hat, Tea Party member Martha Stamp of Wakefield, Rhode Island, attends the 38th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington February 10, 2011. The CPAC is a project of the American Conservative Union Foundation.

Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

A woman signs a "Why are you a Conservative" message board at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) in Washington February 10, 2011.