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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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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott shares a laugh with news reporters during a round table talk in his office at the Texas Capitol, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) ** FILE **

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott endorses Ted Cruz for president

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is endorsing fellow Texan Sen. Ted Cruz for president, touting Mr. Cruz as a principled constitutionalist who can be trusted with appointing U.S. Supreme Court justices. Published February 24, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at a rally in Reno, Nev., in this Feb. 22, 2016, file photo. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Marco Rubio: Alliance with Ted Cruz isn't going to happen

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida on Wednesday batted away the notion that he and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas might join forces to try to take down GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump, who coasted to victory in Nevada Tuesday. Published February 24, 2016

Crowds of people line up to get a ballot at a Republican caucus site, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

After Trump wins Nevada, Cruz and Kasich camps go after Rubio

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump notched his third consecutive win in Nevada Tuesday, and the campaigns of two of his rivals quickly started launching attacks at Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who was on track to finish more than 20 points behind Mr. Trump. Published February 24, 2016

Addressing the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been on President Obama's agenda since 2008. Now in the final year of his term, he is facing an increasingly resistant Congress. (Associated Press)

Obama weighs executive action on Gitmo after GOP rejects closure plan

The White House accused congressional Republicans on Tuesday of refusing to "engage" with President Obama after lawmakers blasted the president's plan to close the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention center, the latest in a string of rejections for the lame-duck president. Published February 23, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at a rally Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, in North Las Vegas, Nev. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The American Conservative Union announces that 'rookie' Marco Rubio will not appear at CPAC

The American Conservative Union, the force behind the annual Conservative Political Action Conference -- CPAC -- made a sudden announcement Tuesday afternoon. Sen. Marco Rubio would not be among the speakers at the annual event, a must for politicians, pundits, authors and activists who want to resonate with conservative voters. Published February 23, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., right, hands Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump  a tic tac container at a break during the CBS News Republican presidential debate at the Peace Center, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) ** FILE **

Donald Trump widens national lead to 15 points over Marco Rubio: poll

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump has widened his national lead in the 2016 Republican presidential contest to 15 points over Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, picking up 5 points of support in the wake of his wins in New Hampshire and South Carolina in a new poll. Published February 23, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks during a town hall meeting Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) ** FILE **

Ben Carson: 'Some' accountability with Cruz campaign firing

Retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said Tuesday that he found a measure of accountability when Sen. Ted Cruz fired a staffer Monday for sharing a false story about Sen. Marco Rubio. Published February 23, 2016

Director Spike Lee arrives for a photocall for the film 'Chi-Raq, at the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Axel Schmidt) ** FILE **

Spike Lee endorses Bernie Sanders for president

Film director Spike Lee is endorsing Sen. Bernard Sanders for president, saying in a new radio ad that Mr. Sanders has been a consistent and longtime advocate for civil rights. Published February 23, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at a rally Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, in Pahrump, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Ted Cruz fires spokesman after he tweeted a false Marco Rubio story

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on Monday said he asked for the resignation of a staffer who shared a news story in which Sen. Marco Rubio made a comment to a Cruz staffer about the Bible, then apologized after the Rubio campaign had pushed back against the original transcription of the comments. Published February 22, 2016

Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican and 2016 presidential candidate, speaks at a rally in North Las Vegas, Nevada, on Feb. 21, 2016. (Associated Press)

Rubio: Every day, something out of Cruz campaign 'deceptive and untrue'

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida went after Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign Monday for what Mr. Rubio described as a pattern of dealing in deception and falsehoods, with the latest controversy coming over something Mr. Rubio had said to a Cruz staffer about the Bible. Published February 22, 2016

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty speaks to local residents at The Sports Page bar & grill, Wednesday, July 20, 2011, in Indianola, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) ** FILE **

Tim Pawlenty, Thom Tillis endorse Marco Rubio for president

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and GOP Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida for president Monday, as Mr. Rubio looks to shore up establishment support ahead of Tuesday's Nevada caucuses and Super Tuesday on March 1. Published February 22, 2016