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

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Pope Francis delivers his speech in the Synod Hall during a conference on Modern Slavery and Climate Change at the Vatican on July 21, 2015. (Associated Press/File)

Donald Trump to Pope Francis: 'ISIS wants to get you'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said that Pope Francis "seems like a pretty good guy," but if the pope started talking to him about the ills of capitalism, the billionaire businessman would say the Islamic State terrorist group "wants to get you." Published August 20, 2015

Donald Trump (AP Photo)

Donald Trump tops GOP field in Florida, Pennsylvania, second in Ohio

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump is leading the Republican field in the swing states of Florida and Pennsylvania and is running second to native son Ohio Gov. John Kasich in the Buckeye State, according to polling released Thursday by Quinnipiac University. Published August 20, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton peers over a podium while addressing an audience during a campaign stop at Trident Technical College, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman) ** FILE **

Hillary Clinton favorability underwater in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has the support of less than 50 percent of Democrats in the key states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, her favorability rating among overall voters is underwater in all three states, and majorities say she is not honest and trustworthy. Published August 20, 2015

Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during an education summit Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in Londonderry, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) ** FILE **

Common Core education standards divide Republican presidential candidates

The Common Core education standards continue to cleave the Republican presidential field, with two of the contenders defending them Wednesday as successful ways to raise students' achievement, but others who have now abandoned their support, insisting the standards are a symptom of dangerous federal overreach. Published August 19, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to the crowd at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines on Aug. 15, 2015. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump holds double-digit lead in N.C.: poll

Businessman and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has raced out to a double-digit lead in North Carolina, increasing his support by 8 points since last month, according to a survey released Wednesday. Published August 19, 2015

Rick Perry gets into it with the grassroots audience at the Iowa State Fair "soapbox" in 2014. (AP Photo)

Rick Perry fires up Iowa State Fair: 'I'm mad as hell'

A fired-up Rick Perry told Iowa State Fair attendees Wednesday that he's "mad as hell" and that restoring the country's belief in the American dream will involve deconstructing the "crap" going on in the nation's capital. Published August 19, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leaves the courthouse after serving on jury duty in New York, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) ** FILE **

Donald Trump gains ground as support for Hillary Clinton slips

Businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is gaining ground on Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as Mrs. Clinton's favorability took a hit and she fell below 50 percent support for the Democratic presidential nomination, a new CNN/ORC poll said. Published August 19, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker greets fairgoers during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Scott Walker lays out plan to repeal, replace Obamacare

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker touted his "put up or shut up" style and called out members of his own party Tuesday in unveiling his own plan to repeal and replace Obamacare with a system of refundable tax credits, an overhaul of Medicaid and reforms to long-term care. Published August 18, 2015