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              Former Gov. of Alaska Sarah Palin, right in red, signs a poster for a supporter held by her husband Todd Palin, left, during the Faith and Freedom Coalition Road to Majority 2013 confer

    Former Gov. of Alaska Sarah Palin, right in red, signs a poster for a supporter held by her husband Todd Palin, left, during the Faith and Freedom Coalition Road to Majority 2013 confer

    Posted: 6/15/2013 2:58:03 PM EST
    Former Gov. of Alaska Sarah Palin, right in red, signs a poster for a supporter held by her husband Todd Palin, left, during the Faith and Freedom Coalition Road to Majority 2013 conference, Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Washington. Religious conservatives have been skeptical of the RNC's plan for growth, which calls for more tolerant attitudes on immigration and social issues such as abortion and gay marriage, during the three-day gathering of social conservative leaders. Palin, the conference's final speaker, rejected calls for an immigration overhaul that includes a path to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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              Former Gov. of Alaska Sarah Palin, with her husband Todd Palin, top left, greets supporters after speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Road to Majority 2013 conference, Saturday,

    Former Gov. of Alaska Sarah Palin, with her husband Todd Palin, top left, greets supporters after speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Road to Majority 2013 conference, Saturday,

    Posted: 6/15/2013 2:58:03 PM EST
    Former Gov. of Alaska Sarah Palin, with her husband Todd Palin, top left, greets supporters after speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Road to Majority 2013 conference, Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Washington. Religious conservatives have been skeptical of the RNC's plan for growth, which calls for more tolerant attitudes on immigration and social issues such as abortion and gay marriage. Palin, the conference's final speaker, rejected calls for an immigration overhaul that includes a path to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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              FILE - In this 2010 file photo, the director of Shabelle radio station Hassan Osman Abdi, right, popularly known as Hassan Fantastic, presents a programme on social issues in the radio

    FILE - In this 2010 file photo, the director of Shabelle radio station Hassan Osman Abdi, right, popularly known as Hassan Fantastic, presents a programme on social issues in the radio

    Posted: 10/24/2012 5:43:22 PM EST
    FILE - In this 2010 file photo, the director of Shabelle radio station Hassan Osman Abdi, right, popularly known as Hassan Fantastic, presents a programme on social issues in the radio station's studio in Mogadishu, Somalia, where he was shot dead by gunmen on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. The death of Somali television reporter Ahmed Saakin Farah on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 brought the number of Somali journalists killed this year to 16, most in targeted attacks by gunmen who know there is little chance they will be caught or jailed, making Somalia the No. 2 country in the world, behind only Iraq, for unsolved journalist killings in recent years, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sheikh Nor, File)
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              FILE - In this Friday, March 23, 2012 file photo, supporters from both sides of the abortion issue share the sidewalk next to the Planned Parenthhood clinic in West Glenwood, Colo. Nume

    FILE - In this Friday, March 23, 2012 file photo, supporters from both sides of the abortion issue share the sidewalk next to the Planned Parenthhood clinic in West Glenwood, Colo. Nume

    Posted: 10/19/2012 12:58:22 PM EST
    FILE - In this Friday, March 23, 2012 file photo, supporters from both sides of the abortion issue share the sidewalk next to the Planned Parenthhood clinic in West Glenwood, Colo. Numerous polls in the 2012 presidential election indicate that abortion and other hot-button social issues aren't top priorities for most Americans as they worry about jobs and health care. Yet abortion is a visceral subject for some voters - and the extent to which they turn out to vote, and perhaps sway wavering acquaintances, could make a difference in pivotal swing states. (AP Photo/Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Kelley Cox)
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              FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2008, file photo Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL, speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Now the 2012 election season will offer voters the sta

    FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2008, file photo Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL, speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Now the 2012 election season will offer voters the sta

    Posted: 8/21/2012 2:48:29 AM EST
    FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2008, file photo Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL, speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Now the 2012 election season will offer voters the starkest choice ever on the hot-button social issues of same-sex marriage, abortion rights, and access to birth control. "Make no mistake about it: Ryan is 100 percent behind the War on Women agenda," Keenan has said of Republican Mitt Romney's vice-presidential running mate Paul Ryan. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)
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              FILE - In this May 9, 2012, file photo President Barack Obama is seen on a White House television in Washington during an interview with ABC News where he said he supports gay marriage.

    FILE - In this May 9, 2012, file photo President Barack Obama is seen on a White House television in Washington during an interview with ABC News where he said he supports gay marriage.

    Posted: 8/21/2012 2:48:29 AM EST
    FILE - In this May 9, 2012, file photo President Barack Obama is seen on a White House television in Washington during an interview with ABC News where he said he supports gay marriage. Voters in this presidential election may face the starkest choice ever on the hot-button social issues of same-sex marriage, abortion rights and access to birth control. Most voters tell pollsters that the economy is their chief concern. But advocacy groups on the left and right are in high gear _ with bus tours, YouTube videos and fundraising _ pointing out the sharp differences between the parties in the current phase of the culture wars. The upcoming conventions will highlight the contrasts between the parties on abortion and other issues. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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              FILE - In this Monday, June 25, 2012 file photo, during a fact-finding tour of Vashon High School, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, center, listens to eighth-grade students Delv

    FILE - In this Monday, June 25, 2012 file photo, during a fact-finding tour of Vashon High School, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, center, listens to eighth-grade students Delv

    Posted: 6/29/2012 6:08:43 PM EST
    FILE - In this Monday, June 25, 2012 file photo, during a fact-finding tour of Vashon High School, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, center, listens to eighth-grade students Delvion Mitchell, 14, and Makayla Lewis, 14, as they discuss social issues they have encountered at school and what they have learned from them, in St. Louis. Five more states have been granted relief from key requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, bringing the total to 24 states given waivers, the Education Department said Friday, June 29, 2012. Arkansas, Missouri, South Dakota, Utah and Virginia will be freed from the No Child Left Behind requirement that all students test proficient in math and science by 2014, a goal the nation remains far from achieving. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes, File) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT
  •  - Comedian and actor Russell Brand is seen addressing the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee in a still image taken from video in central London

    Comedian and actor Russell Brand is seen addressing the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee in a still image taken from video in central London

    Posted: 5/10/2012 5:19:36 PM EST
    Comedian and actor Russell Brand is seen addressing the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee in a still image taken from video in central London April 24, 2012. Brand told the British government on Tuesday that it needs to adopt a pragmatic approach to address the social issues that lead young people to take drugs. REUTERS/Parbul TV via Reuters TV
  •  - Comedian and actor Russell Brand is seen addressing the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee in a still image taken from video in central London

    Comedian and actor Russell Brand is seen addressing the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee in a still image taken from video in central London

    Posted: 4/24/2012 6:45:55 PM EST
    Comedian and actor Russell Brand is seen addressing the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee in a still image taken from video in central London April 24, 2012. Brand told the British government on Tuesday that it needs to adopt a pragmatic approach to address the social issues that lead young people to take drugs. REUTERS/Parbul TV via Reuters TV
  •  - Comedian and actor Russell Brand is seen arriving to address the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee in a still image taken from video in central London

    Comedian and actor Russell Brand is seen arriving to address the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee in a still image taken from video in central London

    Posted: 4/24/2012 10:51:33 AM EST
    Comedian and actor Russell Brand (L) is seen arriving to address the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee in a still image taken from video in central London April 24, 2012. Brand told the British government on Tuesday that it needs to adopt a pragmatic approach to address the social issues that lead young people to take drugs. REUTERS/Parbul TV via Reuters TV (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS SOCIETY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Comedian and actor Russell Brand is seen addressing the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee in a still image taken from video in central London

    Comedian and actor Russell Brand is seen addressing the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee in a still image taken from video in central London

    Posted: 4/24/2012 10:46:40 AM EST
    Comedian and actor Russell Brand is seen addressing the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee in a still image taken from video in central London April 24, 2012. Brand told the British government on Tuesday that it needs to adopt a pragmatic approach to address the social issues that lead young people to take drugs. REUTERS/Parbul TV via Reuters TV (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS SOCIETY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Comedian and actor Russell Brand is seen addressing the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee in a still image taken from video in central London

    Comedian and actor Russell Brand is seen addressing the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee in a still image taken from video in central London

    Posted: 4/24/2012 10:44:16 AM EST
    Comedian and actor Russell Brand is seen addressing the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee in a still image taken from video in central London April 24, 2012. Brand told the British government on Tuesday that it needs to adopt a pragmatic approach to address the social issues that lead young people to take drugs. REUTERS/Parbul TV via Reuters TV (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS SOCIETY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
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    Posted: 3/27/2012 9:50:51 PM EST
    In this photo taken Thursday, March 22, 2012, Marisa Hannum, an assistant restaurant manager is seen at work in Reston, Va. As a married woman, Hannum had her family's conservatism on her mind when she backed Republicans in the two most recent presidential elections. Now divorced, Hannum is putting her own interests first as she weighs whether to back President Barack Obama or his Republican challenger. Unmarried women are emerging as a critical constituency in an election year focusing heavily on social issues and the economy. Democrats are trying to energize them while Republicans work to peel them away. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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    Posted: 3/27/2012 9:50:48 PM EST
    In this photo taken Thursday, March 22, 2012, Marisa Hannum, an assistant restaurant manager is seen at work in Reston, Va. As a married woman, Hannum had her family's conservatism on her mind when she backed Republicans in the two most recent presidential elections. Now divorced, Hannum is putting her own interests first as she weighs whether to back President Barack Obama or his Republican challenger. Unmarried women are emerging as a critical constituency in an election year focusing heavily on social issues and the economy. Democrats are trying to energize them while Republicans work to peel them away. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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    Posted: 3/27/2012 9:50:45 PM EST
    In this photo taken Thursday, March 22, 2012, Marisa Hannum, an assistant restaurant manager is seen at work in Reston, Va. As a married woman, Hannum had her family's conservatism on her mind when she backed Republicans in the two most recent presidential elections. Now divorced, Hannum is putting her own interests first as she weighs whether to back President Barack Obama or his Republican challenger. Unmarried women are emerging as a critical constituency in an election year focusing heavily on social issues and the economy. Democrats are trying to energize them while Republicans work to peel them away. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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    Posted: 3/27/2012 4:50:46 PM EST
    In this photo taken Thursday, March 22, 2012, Marisa Hannum , assistant manager at Il Fornaio Restaurant is seen at the Restaurant in Reston, Va. As a married woman, Hannum had her family's well-being on her mind when she backed Republicans in the two most recent presidential elections. Now divorced, Hannum is putting her own interests first as she weighs whether to back President Barack Obama or his Republican challenger. Unmarried women are emerging as a critical constituency in an election year focusing heavily on social issues and the economy. Democrats are trying to energize them while Republicans work to peel them away (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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    Posted: 3/27/2012 4:50:45 PM EST
    In this photo taken Thursday, March 22, 2012, Marisa Hannum , assistant manager at Il Fornaio Restaurant is seen at the Restaurant in Reston, Va. As a married woman, Hannum had her family's well-being on her mind when she backed Republicans in the two most recent presidential elections. Now divorced, Hannum is putting her own interests first as she weighs whether to back President Barack Obama or his Republican challenger. Unmarried women are emerging as a critical constituency in an election year focusing heavily on social issues and the economy. Democrats are trying to energize them while Republicans work to peel them away (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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    Posted: 3/27/2012 4:50:45 PM EST
    In this photo taken Thursday, March 22, 2012, Marisa Hannum , assistant manager at Il Fornaio Restaurant is seen at the Restaurant in Reston, Va. As a married woman, Hannum had her family's well-being on her mind when she backed Republicans in the two most recent presidential elections. Now divorced, Hannum is putting her own interests first as she weighs whether to back President Barack Obama or his Republican challenger. Unmarried women are emerging as a critical constituency in an election year focusing heavily on social issues and the economy. Democrats are trying to energize them while Republicans work to peel them away (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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    Posted: 3/5/2012 4:35:47 PM EST
    FILE - In this June 1982 file photo, Vermonters carry a banner during a protest march in New York City. Vermont first started using Town Meeting Day to weigh in on social issues in 1982 when more than 200 communities called for a nuclear freeze. Now, there are about 50 Vermont communities ready to chime in on a proposal to pass a Constitutional amendment to clarify that corporations do not have the same rights as human beings. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
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    Posted: 3/1/2012 12:35:46 PM EST
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally in Fargo, N.D., Thursday, March 1, 2012. Analysts say the presidential candidates' images will play a big part in how Alabama voters react to them as well. Both economic and social issues are important to Alabamians, but the state's Republican voters have taken a swing to the more conservative in recent years, said Jess Brown, professor of political science and justice studies at Athens State University. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)