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David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican and 2016 presidential hopeful, speaks at the Defending the American Dream summit hosted by Americans for Prosperity at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, on Aug. 22, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Ted Cruz knocks 'campaign conservatives' in New Hampshire

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas touted himself Monday as the only candidate on the GOP presidential debate stage earlier this month who has always opposed "amnesty" for illegal immigrants and as someone who has consistently led on more than just one or two of the major issues facing the country today. Published August 31, 2015

Ben Carson has gained ground to become the No. 2 Republican candidate behind Donald Trump. (Associated Press)

Ben Carson even with Donald Trump in Iowa: poll

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is tied with real estate mogul Donald Trump atop the 2016 GOP field in Iowa, according to a Monmouth University poll released Monday that showed a desire among voters for a government outsider to be the next commander-in-chief. Published August 31, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during a meet and greet with local residents, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Harlan, Iowa. Walker wowed Republicans at the Iowa Freedom Summit in January, jumping to the top tier of Republican presidential candidates. But in the seven to eight weeks since the Wisconsin governor became an official candidate, he's had to backtrack and clarify his positions on immigration and Islamic terrorists, reassure jittery donors after a lackluster debate performance, and reshape his campaign to try and rekindle the spark that he showed in the middle of the winter in Iowa.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Scott Walker: U.S.-Canada border security concerns a 'legitimate issue'

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's openness to building a wall on the U.S.-Canadian border goes beyond even what fellow 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has proposed, and has sparked a feverish backlash from Democrats and immigrant-rights advocates who say it's a preposterous idea. Published August 31, 2015

Then-New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks during a news conference alongside his wife, Huma Abedin, at the Gay Men's Health Crisis headquarters on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) ** FILE **

Donald Trump: Anthony Weiner a 'perv'; Huma Abedin 'married to a bad guy'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has started going after former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner -- and Hillary Rodham Clinton's aide Huma Abedin by association -- in a new attack tied to the private emails of Mrs. Clinton, the former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential front-runner. Published August 31, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina participates a pre-debate forum at the Quicken Loans Arena, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. Seven of the candidates have not qualified for the primetime debate. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) ** FILE **

Carly Fiorina: 'Hillary Clinton and her party are the extremists here'

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on Friday lambasted former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton over Mrs. Clinton's connecting Republicans' views on women with those of terrorists on the trail this week, saying it's Mrs. Clinton and Democrats who are the extremists. Published August 28, 2015

Jeb Bush on Donald Trump: 'For him, it's all about him'

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Friday once again referred to businessman Donald Trump as the Republican presidential front-runner, saying that while Mr. Trump has tapped into people's legitimate grievances with Washington, the real estate mogul is still "all about him." Published August 28, 2015

Republican presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump speaks in Derry, N.H., in this Aug. 19, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm, File)

Donald Trump: 'I'm the king of the tax code'

Businessman Donald Trump says he's going to come out with a tax plan in the coming weeks that people at hedge funds will not like but that "pretty much everybody else" will love, declaring Friday that he's "the king of the tax code." Published August 28, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) ** FILE **

Rand Paul: 'Donald Trump is a fake conservative'

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said Friday that businessman and 2016 GOP rival Donald Trump is a "fake conservative" who has tapped into people's anger with Washington, D.C. Published August 28, 2015

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks during an interview with The Associated Press during the Paris Air Show, at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, in this Tuesday, June 16, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) ** FILE **

McAuliffe sees bright future in Virginia's coffers

Virginia's brightening economic picture offers a chance to spend more money on "investments" in education, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Thursday, hinting that the state's decadelong trend of bigger budgets could continue next year. Published August 27, 2015

Donald Trump and Melania Trump attend The New York Observer's 25th anniversary party at The Four Seasons Restaurant on Thursday, March 14, 2013, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) ** FILE **

Donald Trump: I'm 'a little bit severe on the other candidates'

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump says he understands polling results, like on a question in a survey released Thursday, that show him receiving the most votes on the question of who GOP voters say they will definitely not support for the 2016 GOP nomination. Published August 27, 2015