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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 Dec. 3, 2015, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Forum in Washington. Trump says he is calling for a "complete and total shutdown" on Muslims entering the United States. Trump says in a statement released by his campaign Dec. 7 that his proposal comes in response to the level of hatred among "large segments of the Muslim population" toward Americans. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Donald Trump has 10-point lead over No. 2 Ted Cruz: poll

Billionaire businessman Donald J. Trump has a 10-point over his closest 2016 GOP competitor, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, in a national poll on the race for the Republican presidential nomination out Tuesday. Published December 8, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks during the Rising Tide Summit in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Dec. 5, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Carly Fiorina: Donald Trump a 'gift' for Clinton; I'm a 'lump of coal' for her

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said Tuesday that while GOP presidential front-runner Donald would be a gift-wrapped Christmas present for Hillary Clinton, Mrs. Fiorina herself would be a "lump of coal" in the stocking of Mrs. Clinton, the 2016 Democratic front-runner. Published December 8, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Forum in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Now for the fine print: Trump reveals exceptions to Muslim ban

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said there will "certainly" be exceptions to his proposal to ban Muslims from traveling to the United States to accommodate people like athletes and world leaders. Published December 8, 2015

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump, speaks during a rally coinciding with Pearl Harbor Day at Patriots Point aboard the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Mic Smith) ** FILE **

Donald Trump: 'I don't care' about critics of proposed Muslim ban

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he doesn't care about critics of his new proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from coming into the country until the country's representatives can "figure out what is going on." Published December 8, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, during the Rising Tide Summit at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Scott Morgan)

Rand Paul: NSA phone-snooping program didn't prevent any attacks

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said Monday that the NSA's phone-snooping program didn't catch any terrorists or prevented any attacks, breaking from several of his 2016 GOP presidential rivals, including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who have described the program as an effective tool in the fight against terrorism. Published December 7, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, during the Rising Tide Summit in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Scott Morgan) ** FILE **

Ben Carson, Marco Rubio running closest to Hillary Clinton: poll

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads a handful of 2016 GOP presidential contenders by anywhere from 1 point to 11 points, with retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida coming the closest to her, according to a new poll. Published December 7, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump doubled down on his anti-Islamic State rhetoric over the weekend, saying "We are having a problem with the radicals in the Muslim group." (Associated Press)

Trump: Who are the Muslim American 'sports heroes' Obama referred to?

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he wants to know what sport President Obama was talking about when the president mentioned in his Sunday address that there are Muslim-American sports heroes, and asked if the president was "profiling." Published December 7, 2015

Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrives to speak at the Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Forum in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Chris Christie hopes nation will 'sober' up, bring back NSA phone snooping

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday that the ongoing conversation on the balance between civil liberties and homeland security is a "false debate," saying hopefully that the country will "get sober" and re-institute the National Security Agency's phone-snooping program. Published December 3, 2015