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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at dsherfinski@washingtontimes.com.

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A "surge" in Republican preference for those with new ideas and different outlooks likely drives the popularity of "outsider" candidates like Donald Trump and Ben Carson. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Donald Trump: It looks like a two-man race on the GOP side

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday the contest for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination is starting to look like a two-man race between himself and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and that he might have to start going after Mr. Carson even though the doctor has been nice to him. Published October 14, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in Las Vegas. Trump spoke at the Treasure Island hotel and casino on the Strip. (AP Photo/John Locher) ** FILE **

Donald Trump: 'My life has been a series of lots of wins'

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump declined to name potential vice presidential picks Friday morning, saying he's too focused on winning right now and that "my life has been a series of lots of wins." Published October 9, 2015

Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)  in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, about the current state and future of American foreign policy. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ** FILE **

Dick Cheney endorses Kevin McCarthy for House speaker

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is endorsing House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to be the next Speaker of the House, saying Mr. McCarthy is the right person to be the next speaker in "dangerous and important times." Published October 8, 2015

House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, about former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton using her personal email account for official business. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

House defeats attempt to dismantle Benghazi committee

U.S. representatives beat back an attempt Wednesday to disband the House Select Committee on Benghazi, as Republicans quashed the latest push from Democrats to try to discredit the panel ahead of a hearing later this month featuring former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Published October 7, 2015

Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Oct. 1, 2009, file photo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Alan Grayson: Benghazi Committee constitutes 'new McCarthyism'

A Democratic congressman has filed a complaint with the House Office of Congressional Ethics alleging that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Trey Gowdy violated federal law and House rules by using official funds for political expenses through the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Published October 7, 2015

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump talks during a campaign stop in Keene, N.H., in this Sept. 30, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Donald Trump: 'I think eminent domain is wonderful'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is defending the practice of eminent domain, or the taking of private property for public use in exchange for compensation -- an issue on which he has taken some heat during the 2016 presidential race. Published October 7, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures as she speaks at Human Rights Campaign gathering in Washington, in this Oct. 3, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Hillary Clinton not honest and trustworthy, voters in Fla., Ohio and Pa. say

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton leads the 2016 Democratic presidential field in the swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, but general election voters gave her poor marks on favorability and honesty and she fares worse against top Republican contenders than does Vice President Joseph R. Biden. Published October 7, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky, Republican, has shown he is willing to gum up the legislative process. Mr. Paul led filibusters challenging the Obama administration's drone policy and against renewing some snooping powers in the Patriot Act. (The Deseret News via Associated Press)

Rand Paul: Arm commercial airline pilots

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky on Tuesday said commercial airline pilots should be provided guns, saying he wants every potential terrorist in the world to know that if they come into the cockpit they'll be shot. Published October 6, 2015