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Conservatives are speaking on message at the 2016 at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern reports from CPAC in National Harbor, Maryland:

This three-day long Conservative gathering is one part pep rally, one part strategy session.

(Cruz) "And they if you stand for principle you lose elections."

Texas Senator Ted Cruz warning Republicans against moderation, taking shots at recent presidential nominees.

But 2012 GOP Vice Presidential pick Paul Ryan says not to confuse conflict and discord with a civil war.

(Ryan) "Look, I'm Irish. That's my idea of a family reunion."

Still, House Speaker John Boehner, a recent critic of some Conservative efforts to undermine bipartisan legislation, is absent here this week.

At CPAC in National Harbor, Maryland, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.

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