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

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Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., arrives for the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress by President Barack Obama on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Marco Rubio: Hillary Clinton 'does not want to run against me'

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday that he "can't wait" to take on Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton in November's general election, saying Mrs. Clinton and her Democratic allies are working overtime to tear him down because they don't want him to be the GOP nominee. Published January 13, 2016

Rand Paul won't be on the main stage for Thursday night's Republican debate. (Associated Press)

Paul: New poll should be added to debate criteria

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is arguing that a new poll showing him in fifth place in Iowa should be added to the surveys used to determine the lineup of Thursday's prime-time GOP presidential debate hosted by Fox Business Network. Published January 13, 2016

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks at the National Press Club in Washington on Sept. 2, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Nikki Haley: Donald Trump has 'definitely' contributed to 'irresponsible' talk

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Wednesday that GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump has "definitely" contributed to what she called "irresponsible talk" in the wake of her State of the Union response in which she warned against following the "angriest voices" in anxious times. Published January 13, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points to the crowd while speaking at a rally Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Donald Trump retains big lead on 2016 GOP field: poll

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has a 17-point lead over his nearest 2016 GOP presidential rival, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, in a new national poll on the Republican primary contest. Published January 13, 2016

Chelsea Clinton, left, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, smiles after being acknowledged by President Barack Obama at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ** FILE **

Hillary Clinton defends daughter's attacks on Bernie Sanders over health care

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday defended her daughter's contention a day earlier that Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont wants to "dismantle" Obamacare and private health insurance, saying the Vermont senator needs to better explain how to pay for his national, single-payer health care proposal. Published January 13, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, holds a town hall at Praise Community Church in Mason City, Iowa, in this Jan. 8, 2016, file photo. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Ted Cruz leads Donald Trump by 3 points in Iowa: poll

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has a 3-point edge over businessman Donald Trump in a new poll on the 2016 GOP field in Iowa, as the two men jockey for front-runner status in the Hawkeye State. Published January 13, 2016

There were 91 arrests stemming from gun shows to go along with the 278 sales that were halted, out of a total of 35,535 transactions, according to the Virginia Firearms Transaction Center. (Associated Press)

Virginia gun show arrests undercut Obama demand for tighter restrictions

Virginia police arrested a record number of people illegally attempting to buy weapons at gun shows last year and blocked 278 total attempted purchases -- numbers that analysts and activists said could undercut President Obama's demand for even tighter restrictions at the shows. Published January 12, 2016

Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Anaheim, Calif., in this Sept. 16, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Christine Cotter, File)

Joe Biden: Bernie Sanders has credibility on income gap issues

Vice President Joseph R. Biden says Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont has an unquestioned authenticity on income gap issues and that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has come up with some "really thoughtful approaches" in that area despite a focus on other things up to now. Published January 12, 2016

Shoppers walk into a Macy's department store at the Hanover Mall in Hanover, Mass., in this July 10, 2015, file photo. Macy's is cutting up to about 4,800 jobs after disappointing holiday sales. The company also listed Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, which 40 stores it would close. It had announced it was closing stores in September. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

Donald Trump: Macy's was 'disloyal to the country'

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump took somewhat of a victory lap Thursday over the news that Macy's would be cutting or reorganizing thousands of positions and closing more than 30 of its stores, saying the company was disloyal to him and to the country. Published January 7, 2016

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

RNC launches ad campaign to highlight diversity in GOP field organizers

The Republican National Committee on Thursday said it is launching a six-figure ad campaign intended to highlight the diversity of the RNC's field organizers and showcase the GOP's ground game aimed at helping a Republican get elected to the White House later this year. Published January 7, 2016