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

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In this March 8, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Donald Trump: 'I think Islam hates us'

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday that "Islam hates us" and that the United States can't allow people into the country who have such hatred for the U.S. and people who are not Muslim. Published March 10, 2016

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (left) speaks to businessman Donald Trump  during a commercial break during the CBS News Republican presidential debate at the Peace Center in Greenville, S.C., on Feb. 13, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

John Kasich leads Donald Trump by 5 points in Ohio: Fox poll

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has a 5-point edge over GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump in Mr. Kasich's home state ahead of the all-important winner-take-all contest Tuesday, according to a new Fox News poll. Published March 10, 2016

In a photo from Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hands off her mobile phone after arriving to meet with Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague, Netherlands. Clinton urged the State Department to release the emails she wrote from a private email account as secretary of state, weighing in on a controversy that has generated negative attention this week for the likely Democratic presidential candidate. She still hasn't explained why she used her own email server and eschewed a State Department email address. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool/File) (credit)

RNC sues for Hillary Clinton's text messages, electronic records at State Dept.

The Republican National Committee sued the State Department Wednesday to try to get access to communications from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her top aides, escalating the fight over Mrs. Clinton's private correspondence as the presidential race kicks into high gear. Published March 9, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks during the Iowa Right to Life Presidential Forum in Des Moines on Jan. 20, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Carly Fiorina endorses Ted Cruz for president

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas for president on Wednesday, saying Mr. Cruz is the only GOP candidate who can take down Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Published March 9, 2016

In this March 7, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Donald Trump leads by 23 points in Florida: poll

Businessman and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has a 23-point lead in Florida and a 6-point edge in Ohio as he looks to build on his front-runner status with wins in the March 15 winner-take-all states, according to polling released Wednesday. Published March 9, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton responds to a question during the FOX News town hall at the Gem Theatre, Monday, March 7, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 9 points: poll

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads businessman Donald Trump by 9 points in a hypothetical general election presidential match-up, according to polling released Wednesday. Published March 9, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton speaks during a rally at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Monday, March 7, 2016, in Detroit, Mich. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Donald Trump: 'There's no spirit behind Hillary. There never will be'

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is "not going to engender spirit" and that he can lead the GOP to victory in November, decrying "disgusting, false ads" written by "absolute haters." Published March 9, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Monday, March 7, 2016, in Madison, Miss. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Donald Trump leads in Florida, Ohio: poll

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump leads two of his 2016 GOP rivals in their respective home states ahead of the all-important March 15 contests in Florida and Ohio, according to polling released Wednesday. Published March 9, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Monday, March 7, 2016, in Madison, Miss. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Donald Trump doesn't like the idea of a contested GOP convention

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said it would be pretty unfair to try for a contested convention to pick the GOP nominee if he ends up with the most delegates -- though not the 1,237 necessary to clinch the nomination outright -- before the Republican convention in Cleveland in July. Published March 8, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a campaign rally Monday, March 7, 2016, in Grand Rapids, Mich. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

Ted Cruz eats into Donald Trump's national lead: poll

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is retaining his edge in the 2016 GOP race, but his advantage has dropped from 16 points over Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas to 9 points in a new national poll. Published March 8, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Concord, N.C., Monday, March 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Donald Trump leads Marco Rubio by 8 points in Florida: Poll

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump holds an 8-point lead over Sen. Marco Rubio in Mr. Rubio's home state of Florida, according to a poll released Monday ahead of the all-important March 15 winner-take-all contest. Published March 7, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, speaks during a campaign rally Sunday, March 6, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

John Kasich: GOP deserves credit for 'Clinton economy'

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Monday that Republicans were responsible for the "Clinton economy" he predicted Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton will be talking up in the fall. Published March 7, 2016