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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 Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at Central College, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, in Pella, Iowa. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Donald Trump tops 40 percent in new national poll

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has topped 40 percent in a new national poll on the 2016 Republican presidential field, more than doubling the support for his nearest competitor. Published January 26, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Dr. Ben Carson arrives to speak to members of the media after speaking at Glenwood Community High School in Glenwood, Iowa, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Ben Carson calls for new federal cybersecurity agency

GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson on Monday is proposing a new national cybersecurity agency intended to be a one-stop shop for computer network protections in both the public and private sectors. Published January 25, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, answers an interview question during a campaign stop at the Puritan Backroom restaurant, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, in Manchester. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Rand Paul: I should qualify for main stage at next debate Thursday

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said Monday that he should be on the main stage at the next GOP presidential debate Thursday and that he's going to wait to make a decision on whether he would sit out the "undercard" debate again if he doesn't qualify. Published January 25, 2016

Former Republican presidential candidate and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the Eagle Council XLIV, sponsored by the Eagle Forum, at the Marriott St. Louis Airport in St. Louis, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) ** FILE **

Rick Perry endorses Ted Cruz for president

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas for president, saying Mr. Cruz is the most "consistent conservative" who has a chance to win the Republican primary contest. Published January 25, 2016

In this May 10, 2011, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington to discuss single-payer health care bills in the Senate and House. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton by 9 points in New Hampshire: poll

With a little more than two weeks to go until the New Hampshire primary, Sen. Bernard Sanders of neighboring Vermont leads former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by 9 points in the Granite State, with four out of five likely Democratic primary voters reporting a favorable opinion of Mr. Sanders. Published January 22, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Tulsa, Okla., Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Brandi Simons)

National Review loses debate partnership after anti-Trump edition

The Republican National Committee has ended its planned partnership with National Review for a GOP presidential debate next month in Texas, with the publisher of the conservative magazine citing its new anti-Donald Trump edition as the reason. Published January 22, 2016

"Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson. (A&E/Associated Press) ** FILE **

Willie Robertson, 'Duck Dynasty' star, endorses Donald Trump

Willie Robertson, one of the stars of the TV show "Duck Dynasty," has endorsed businessman Donald Trump for president -- a little more than a week after his father and the family patriarch, Phil, threw his own support behind Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Published January 22, 2016

Ron Paul is campaigning for his son, Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul, saying their mutual belief in liberty scares the media. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Ron Paul to join Rand Paul for Jan. 31 rally in Iowa

Former Texas Rep. Ron Paul, a three-time GOP presidential candidate, will attend a rally in support of his son, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, at the University of Iowa on Jan. 31 -- the day before the Iowa Caucus. Published January 22, 2016

Analysts say that Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders' recent surge in polls is a result of his likability, and not a leftward tilt in voter opinions. (Associated Press)

Bernie Sanders' surge reflects likability, not voter shift, analysts say

Sen. Bernard Sanders has ridden an avowedly socialist agenda, including government-sponsored college and health care for all, to the top of the polls, not only in the Democratic presidential contest but also in head-to-head matchups against Republicans. Published January 21, 2016

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are locked in a neck-and-neck race for the Republican nomination, and the strain is showing, with Mr. Trump resorting to name-calling and Mr. Cruz implying that his rival is a closet Democrat. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump on top in N.H.; Ted Cruz moves into second: poll

Real estate mogul Donald Trump has built what is now a 20-point lead over his nearest 2016 GOP presidential rival in New Hampshire, with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas moving into second place, according to a new poll. Published January 21, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump speaks as Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, looks on during the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate at the North Charleston Coliseum, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

Donald Trump has 19-point lead over No. 2 Ted Cruz: Poll

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has a 19-point edge over his closest 2016 GOP rival, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, in a national poll on the Republican field released Wednesday. Published January 20, 2016