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

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks with the media at the Peppermill restaurant Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in Las Vegas. Paul is a possible Republican presidential candidate. (AP Photo/John Locher)

RNC rolls out 2016 presidential debate schedule

The Republican National Committee unveiled Friday its schedule of sanctioned 2016 presidential debates, which will include at least nine from Aug. 2015 through March 1, 2016, and follows through on the party's push to reduce the number from the 2012 election cycle. Published January 16, 2015

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks in Louisville, Ky., in this Oct. 29, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Bobby Jindal: 'Islam has a problem'

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will tell a conservative think tank in London next week that if Muslim leaders refuse to speak out against violent elements in the religion, they are essentially part of the problem. Published January 16, 2015

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Virginia Republicans push to end in-state tuition for Dreamers

In a move directly countering Virginia's Democratic attorney general, Republicans in the Virginia state Senate advanced a measure Thursday to bar some young illegal immigrants granted temporary amnesty from deportation from receiving in-state tuition rates. Published January 15, 2015

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (Associated Press) **FILE**

Rudy Giuliani: Mitt Romney should have been more aggressive on Benghazi

Former New York City mayor and erstwhile presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani said 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney should have been more aggressive on making the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, an issue during the campaign. Published January 15, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, looks away as Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott, left, address a plenary session while British Prime Minister David Cameron looks on during the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, Pool) ** FILE **

Obama, Cameron: 'Once more, Britain and America stand together'

Ahead of a scheduled visit by British Prime Minister David Cameron to the White House Thursday, Mr. Cameron and President Obama penned an op-ed reaffirming longstanding ties between the two countries amid recent global tumult. Published January 15, 2015

"We do not take this action lightly, but there is simply no alternative," House Speaker John A. Boehner said from the well of the House. "This is not a dispute between parties, or even branches of government. The president's overreach is an affront to the rule of law and the Constitution itself." (Associated Press)

Gun control group: Foiled Boehner plot 'wake-up call' for background checks

A leading gun control advocacy group said Wednesday that it hopes a foiled plot by an Ohio bartender who authorities say threatened to murder Speaker John A. Boehner is a "wake-up call" for congressional Republicans to approve legislation tightening gun-purchase background checks. Published January 14, 2015

House Select Committee on Benghazi chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican, will begin hearing testimony again next week as part of his continued investigation into the 2012 attacks that killed four Americans. (Associated Press)

Benghazi committee meets with State, DOJ behind closed doors

Members of the House Select Committee tasked with investigating the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has met recently behind closed doors with the State and Justice departments but still plans to hold public hearings, the committee's chairman said Wednesday. Published January 14, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offices at the Constitution Center in Washington, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, about his plan to improve confidence in technology by tackling identify theft and improving consumer and student privacy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama approval rating ticks up to 46 percent

President Obama's approval rating has ticked up to 46 percent, rising 7 points since October and is now at the level it was a year ago, according to a poll for CBS News. Published January 14, 2015