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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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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

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump talks about his tax plan during a news conference, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, in New York. The Republican front-runner is calling for an overhaul of the tax code that would eliminate income taxes for millions of Americans, while lowering them for the highest-income earners and business.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Donald Trump: Rand Paul will exit 2016 race 'soon'

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on social media Tuesday that he has managed to drive Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky out of the 2016 presidential contest. Published September 29, 2015

Barbra Streisand poses at the dedication of the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center in the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, on Thursday June 14, 2012, at Streisand's home in Malibu, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) ** FILE **

Barbra Streisand pens fundraising plea for Senate Democrats

Actress and longtime Democratic activist Barbra Streisand has lent her name to a fundraising plea from the Senate Democrats' campaign arm, writing that people like the Koch brothers are already putting in money in the race for the White House and in U.S. Senate contests in 2016. Published September 29, 2015

U.S. Presidential Candidate Donald Trump greets the crowd gathered in front of the Trump Tower ahead of the arrival of the pope's motorcade Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, in New York.  (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen) ** FILE **

Donald Trump on tax plan: 'I will probably end up paying more money'

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said he'll probably end up paying more money under the tax plan he unveiled Monday, but that he could end up doing better because of the stronger economy he says the plan will help drive. Published September 29, 2015

Syrian President Bashar Assad (SANA via AP, File)

Donald Trump: 'Let Russia fight ISIS' in Syria

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said the United States should let Russia fight it out against the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria, saying Syrian President Bashar Assad looks better to him than the alternative. Published September 29, 2015

U.S. Presidential Candidate Donald Trump greets the crowd gathered in front of the Trump Tower ahead of the arrival of the pope's motorcade Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, in New York.  (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen) ** FILE **

Donald Trump: 'I'm not a populist'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who said Monday that some wealthy people won't be thrilled with his newly-unveiled tax proposals, also said he is not a "populist," but rather "a man of great common sense." Published September 28, 2015