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

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., addresses the Sunshine Summit in Orlando, Fla., Friday Nov. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/John Raoux) ** FILE **

Lindsey Graham endorses Jeb Bush for president

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina on Friday endorsed Jeb Bush for president, saying Mr. Bush is ready to be commander-in-chief of the country's armed forces "on day one" and that he's been a consistent voice on the issue of immigration. Published January 15, 2016

Supporters hand out placards during Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign rally at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Snyder)

Donald Trump: I'm going to win N.J., Pa. and possibly N.Y.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump predicted Friday that he can expand the electoral map into states like Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and possibly even New York, saying there will be "the largest turnout in the history of this country." Published January 15, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Snyder)

Donald Trump releases new campaign ad to run in Iowa and New Hampshire

Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Friday released a new television ad to start airing in the early states of Iowa and New Hampshire -- an ad that consists of Mr. Trump talking about his plan for the country at a recent rally in Massachusetts. Published January 15, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson gestures while speaking during a town hall at Abundant Life Ministries in Jefferson, Iowa, on Jan. 11, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Ben Carson's campaign finance chairman resigns

The finance chairman for Ben Carson's presidential campaign has resigned, marking another high-level departure for the retired neurosurgeon in his bid for the White House. Published January 14, 2016

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