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David Sherfinski

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

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Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson, left, and Donald Trump talk before the start of the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) ** FILE **

Donald Trump leads Ben Carson by 9 points: poll

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a 9-point lead in the race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination over retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, among a potential GOP electorate that now says it prefers new ideas and a different approach over experience and a proven record, according to a poll released Friday. Published October 2, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks during a campaign rally at the Sharonville Convention Center, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) ** FILE **

Ben Carson: Gun control 'doesn't work for crazies'

Retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said incidents like the Thursday shooting at a community college in Oregon should be analyzed in hopes of preventing similar ones from happening, but that gun control only works for law-abiding citizens and not "crazies." Published October 2, 2015

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., pauses as he speaks about foreign policy during the John Hay Initiative, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at a hotel in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ** FILE **

Donald Trump: Kevin McCarthy 'not off to a great start'

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Friday that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who appears to be on track to be the next Speaker of the House, is "not off to a great start" in light of his comments earlier this week about the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Published October 2, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a community forum on health care at Moulton Elementary School in Des Moines, Iowa, on Sept. 22, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Hillary Clinton's lead in 2016 Democratic race dips: poll

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton still has a relatively solid grip on the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, but survey results released Thursday show her lead is down from several months ago and that a majority of overall voters have concerns about her handling of the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, and the controversy over her private email use. Published October 1, 2015

Fox News moderators (from left) Chris Wallace, Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier speak to the camera before Republican presidential candidates New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Ben Carson, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Donald Trump, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Ohio Gov. John Kasich take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Aug. 6, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Fox News most-trusted TV news/commentary source: poll

Nearly a quarter of U.S. voters say Fox News is the television news or commentary source they trust the most, putting the network ahead of its cable news and network rivals on that front. Published September 30, 2015

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump, greets supporters after speaking at an event sponsored by the Greater Charleston Business Alliance and the South Carolina African American Chamber of Commerce at the Charleston Area Convention Center in North Charleston, S.C., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Mic Smith) ** FILE **

Donald Trump up 10 points on Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina: poll

Businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a double-digit lead over his nearest 2016 GOP rivals, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, said a poll released Wednesday. Published September 30, 2015

From left, UAW President Dennis Williams, United States Vice President Joe Biden and Teamsters President James Hoffa address the crowd before the start of the Labor Day Parade, at the site of old Tiger Stadium, in Detroit on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Daniel Mears, Pool)

Teamsters Union withholding endorsement in 2016 race for now

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has decided to withhold an endorsement in the 2016 presidential race for now, with the powerful union group saying its members look forward to meeting with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and any other candidate "regardless of party affiliation" committed to improving the lives of working families. Published September 30, 2015

Republican presidential candidate, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson speaks during the Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council Action, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) ** FILE **

Ben Carson more popular than Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina: poll

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is seen more favorably than GOP rivals Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina among both Republicans and among the general U.S. population, according to a survey released Wednesday that also suggests potential limits on Mr. Trump's bases of support. Published September 30, 2015