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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 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 maintains lead in post-debate Fox poll

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has maintained his lead on the 2016 GOP field in a Fox News poll taken after the Sept. 16 GOP debate in California and released this week. Published September 24, 2015

This photo taken Jan. 15, 2015, shows Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus speaking at the Republican National Committee meetings in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) ** FILE **

Reince Priebus says GOP making inroads with Hispanic voters

Despite the stiff rhetoric on immigration coming from presidential candidates, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Wednesday his party has made inroads with Hispanics after a post-2012 election "autopsy" said the GOP needed to take a softer line on immigration. Published September 23, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a Bible as he speaks during the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition's annual fall dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, on Sept. 19, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Donald Trump: 'God is the ultimate'

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says there's nobody and no thing like God and that he considers taking communion "asking for forgiveness in my own way." Published September 23, 2015

Republican presidential candidate, businesswoman Carly Fiorina addresses the 2016 Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Mackinac Island, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Carly Fiorina: I won't make personal attacks against Hillary Clinton

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina says that while Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton's record is fair game, she's not going to be making personal comments about the former secretary of state. Published September 23, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a White House Champions of Change Law Enforcement and Youth meeting in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington on Sept. 21, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Joe Biden within 8 points of Hillary Clinton: poll

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., though not yet a candidate, is within 8 points of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont close behind, according to a national poll released Wednesday. Published September 23, 2015

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump speaks during 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)

Donald Trump leading Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina in Iowa: poll

Businessman Donald Trump has retained his position at the top of the 2016 Republican field in the early state of Iowa, with retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and businesswoman Carly Fiorina in second and third, respectively, in a poll conducted in the wake of last week's GOP presidential debate in California. Published September 22, 2015

Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson speaks during a forum in Manchester, N.H., on Aug. 3, 2015. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Ben Carson: I support anyone who puts Constitution before religion

Saying people have overlooked his full statement about electing a Muslim to the White House, retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said Tuesday he would support anyone regardless of their background if they put America and the U.S. Constitution ahead of their religious beliefs. Published September 22, 2015

Pope Francis prays inside the sanctuary of the Virgin of Charity of Cobre, in El Cobre, Cuba, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. Francis arrived in the sanctuary shortly after landing in the nearby eastern city of Santiago, his final stop in Cuba before heading to the U.S. on Tuesday. The pontiff brought a bouquet of flowers that he placed before the foot-tall wooden statue of the Virgin prayed for a few minutes. (Tony Gentile/Pool via AP)

Trump: I'd discuss religion, global warming with pope

Billionaire businessman and 2016 Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said if he got some time with Pope Francis, who is in the United States this week, he'd like to talk to him about a lot things, including religion and global warming. Published September 22, 2015

Hillary Rodham Clinton, who resigned from the Clinton Foundation's board, has faced mounting criticism over the charity's ties to foreign governments. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Clinton Foundation on Charity Navigator's 'watch list'

Objections from the Clinton Foundation have failed to assuage concerns of a charity watchdog group that says potential donors should think twice before giving money to the foundation, which has come under scrutiny for donations from foreign governments and tax reporting issues. Published September 22, 2015

Ben Carson arguably remains the biggest surprise of the campaign season, having quietly taken over second place in polls in key early-voting states. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Ben Carson: 'Absolutely, I stand by the comments' about Muslims

Retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said he stands by his comments that he would not advocate electing a Muslim president of the United States, but that he'd be open to supporting a Muslim willing to reject certain tenets and put the U.S. Constitution above their religion. Published September 22, 2015