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David Sherfinski

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

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Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Sunday, April 24, 2016, in Terre Haute, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Ted Cruz spokesman: A smart political campaign adapts to strategic realities

A spokesman for Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign said Monday that a smart political campaign adapts to realities on the ground, after the campaigns of Mr. Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced a strategic alliance in upcoming states to stop GOP front-runner Donald Trump. Published April 25, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pauses while addressing supporters during a campaign event at Crosby High School in Waterbury, Conn., Saturday, April 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Trump slams Cruz, Kasich for 'horrible act of desperation'

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday slammed Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich for colluding to prevent Mr. Trump from winning the party's presidential nomination, labeling their effective public alliance in upcoming states a "horrible act of desperation." Published April 25, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the Indiana Republican Party Spring Dinner Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Ted Cruz: 'Donald is telling us he's lying to us'

Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday accused GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump of telling Americans he's lying to them, blasting comments from Mr. Trump's convention manager that the brash billionaire is projecting a public image he's going to be able to dial down. Published April 22, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign stop, Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Scranton, Pa. (Jake Danna Stevens/The Times & Tribune via AP)

Donald Trump: I'd like Bernie Sanders to keep going

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he hopes Sen. Bernard Sanders keeps going in the 2016 race on the Democratic side, hinting that Mr. Sanders' attacks on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton could help Mr. Trump. Published April 22, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks during a rally at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Md., Thursday, April 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Club for Growth Action launching $1.5 million anti-Trump ad buy in Indiana

The political arm of the anti-tax group Club for Growth is launching a $1.5 million ad buy starting Friday in Indiana urging voters to support Sen. Ted Cruz in order to stop GOP front-runner Donald Trump ahead of the state's May 3 GOP presidential nominating contest. Published April 21, 2016

President Obama looks to Saudi Arabia's King Salman as he speaks during the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on April 21, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

In Saudi Arabia, Obama reaffirms U.S. support for Arab allies

President Obama on Thursday reaffirmed support for U.S.-allied Arab nations after a meeting with regional leaders in Saudi Arabia, speaking about the fight against the Islamic State terrorist group while acknowledging "serious concerns" about Iran's behavior. Published April 21, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign rally at Penn State University, Tuesday, April 19, 2016 in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Bernie Sanders raises, spends about $46 million in March

Sen. Bernard Sanders' presidential campaign brought in close to $46 million in March but plowed through nearly all of his gains and started April with significantly less cash on hand than former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, his rival in the 2016 Democratic presidential race. Published April 21, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

In Indianapolis, Donald Trump again hits 'Lyin' Ted Cruz'

After multiple references to "Senator Cruz" in a victory speech Tuesday in New York, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump was back to deriding his top 2016 GOP rival as "Lyin' Ted" Wednesday as Mr. Trump rallied supporters in Indianapolis. Published April 20, 2016

Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, meets with Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 14, 2016.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Edwin Meese, former AG under Reagan, warns against confirming Garland

Edwin Meese, who served as attorney general under President Ronald Reagan, is warning of potentially far-reaching consequences if the U.S. Senate confirms Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama's nominee to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. Published April 20, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a campaign stop, Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Ted Cruz: Nobody is getting to 1,237 delegates before the GOP convention

Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday said no candidate is going to reach the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the Republican presidential nomination before the party's convention in July, predicting that he and GOP front-runner Donald Trump are headed toward a battle at an open convention in Cleveland. Published April 20, 2016

Businessman Donald Trump, the GOP front-runner, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner. (Associated Press photographs) ** FILE **

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton lead in Connecticut: poll

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both lead in Connecticut ahead of their respective parties' presidential nominating contests in the state next week, according to polling released Wednesday. Published April 20, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during a campaign stop in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, April 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

John Kasich's camp chides 'never Trump' forces after N.Y. blowout

After the polls closed in New York Tuesday, the chief strategist for Ohio Gov. John Kasich's presidential campaign made the case that Mr. Kasich is best positioned against GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump in upcoming states next week -- and chided the "never Trump" forces for allowing Mr. Trump to do so well in his home state of New York on Tuesday. Published April 20, 2016