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

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A view of the House Chamber during debate on the Republican sponsored state redistricting plan, during a House session at the Capitol, in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, April 5, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

Virginia lawmakers convene to redraw congressional map

Virginia lawmakers return Monday to Richmond for a special session to redraw the state's congressional map, facing a Sept. 1 deadline after a federal court ruling they illegally packed black voters into Rep. Bobby Scott's southeastern district. Published August 16, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, speaks during the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO Presidential Forum, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Altoona, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Democratic rivals go easy on Hillary Clinton over email scandal

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Thursday dismissed the controversy swirling around Hillary Clinton's private email server, saying he'll instead focus on key issues such as the economy and college affordability. Published August 13, 2015

In this Nov. 9, 2002, file photo, Donald Trump holds a driver on the 11th green of his Ocean Trails Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File) ** FILE **

Donald Trump makes fun of Rand Paul's golf game

Businessman Donald Trump has responded to recent attacks from Sen. Rand Paul by reminding Mr. Paul that he recently beat him at golf and saying the Kentucky Republican has no chance of winning the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. Published August 13, 2015

In this Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, photo, republican presidential candidate Donald Trump participates in the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) ** FILE **

Donald Trump atop GOP field in Iowa, seen as most electable Republican: poll

Another poll shows businessman Donald Trump outpacing his 2016 GOP presidential rivals in Iowa, with voters giving him high marks on issues ranging from the economy to illegal immigration and saying he's the candidate that's the most electable and the most likely to shake up Washington. Published August 13, 2015

Citizens for Self-Governance leader Mark Meckler said a number of GOP 2016 presidential candidates back a balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Associated Press)

Backers of constitutional convention stepping up campaign

Supporters of convening a new convention to amend the Constitution are determined to make it an issue in the 2016 campaigns, saying slow progress in the state-by-state fight hasn't discouraged them, and they will begin a major advertising push later this month to force the topic into the GOP presidential conversation. Published August 12, 2015

Republican presidential candidate New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) ** FILE **

Chris Christie signs Grover Norquist's no-tax pledge

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed Americans for Tax Reform's Taxpayer Protection Pledge vowing to "oppose and veto any and all efforts to increase taxes," the group said Wednesday. Published August 12, 2015

Donald Trump (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Donald Trump: Ronald Reagan used to be 'a Democrat with a liberal bent'

Businessman and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is taking criticism from some conservatives on issues like Planned Parenthood and single-payer health care, said former President Ronald Reagan was once a "Democrat with a liberal bent" who later became a great conservative. Published August 12, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton listens to a home care worker during a roundtable discussion on home care, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Hillary Clinton: I thought it'd be fun to go to Donald Trump's wedding

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said she thought it would be "fun" to go to Donald Trump's 2005 wedding -- an attendance the businessman and 2016 GOP presidential candidate has characterized as somewhat of a business transaction. Published August 11, 2015

Fox News Channel Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Donald Trump: I have 'no problem' with Fox

All is well with Donald Trump and Fox News, according to the businessman and Republican presidential candidate, who said Tuesday he got a call from Fox News President Roger Ailes on Monday. Published August 11, 2015

Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman who stormed the presidential race, delivered lectures to the rest of his competitors, to the Fox News debate moderators, and to critics at large, defending his candor and saying the problem with politicians is weighing their words too much. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump: 'I am the most fabulous whiner'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday welcomed National Review Editor Rich Lowry's labeling him a "fabulous whiner," with Mr. Trump immediately grabbing onto the phrase and saying that he keeps "whining and whining until I win." Published August 11, 2015

Consumer credit cards. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

IG: DHS charge card program needs better oversight

The Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General has found that DHS did not always follow proper protocols for its charge card programs and there remains a moderate level of risk for improper purchases. Published August 11, 2015

A sign at a Planned Parenthood Clinic is pictured in Oklahoma City, Friday, July 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki/File)

Donald Trump: Planned Parenthood 'like an abortion factory'

Real estate mogul and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Tuesday that Planned Parenthood is "like an abortion factory" but that he would take a hard look at some of the good aspects of the group. Published August 11, 2015