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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 Donald Trump pauses as he speaks at a rally at Muscatine High School in Muscatine, Iowa, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Donald Trump leads Ted Cruz by 7 points in Iowa: poll

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has picked up 11 points of support among likely Iowa likely GOP caucus-goers since last month to move ahead of Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, according to a poll released Wednesday that indicates Mr. Trump could need a turnout significantly higher than in 2012 to win the state outright. Published January 27, 2016

George Pataki makes a point during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Venetian Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Dec. 15, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

George Pataki endorses Marco Rubio for president

Former New York Gov. and one-time 2016 GOP presidential candidate George Pataki on Tuesday endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida for president, saying he has "enormous confidence" Mr. Rubio is ready to be president of the United States. Published January 26, 2016

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (left) of Nevada listens as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct. 28, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Donald Trump: I've always had good relationships with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday said he'd be able to get along with top Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill, saying he's always had good relationships with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, and Sen. Charles E. Schumer, the chamber's No. 3 Democrat. Published January 26, 2016

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 has 2-point lead over Ted Cruz in Iowa: poll

With less than a week to go until the Iowa caucuses, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump has a 2-point lead over Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in the Hawkeye State, with Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida holding down third place. Published January 26, 2016

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