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

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Republican presidential candidate, Dr. Ben Carson speaks at a rally, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Pahrump, Nev. Carson attended a briefing on Yucca Mountain and federal lands at the Nye County commissioner's office in Pahrump before holding the rally. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Ben Carson: Syrian refugees I spoke to in Jordan want to go back to Syria

Retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said bringing in Syrian refugees to the United States doesn't solve the problem and that the refugees he spoke to on a recent trip to Jordan said they want to go back to their home country. Published December 1, 2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) ** FILE **

Chris Christie: Donald Trump's 9/11 claim is 'just wrong'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says 2016 GOP presidential rival Donald Trump's claim that people in New Jersey could be seen cheering after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks is "just wrong." Published December 1, 2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) ** FILE **

Chris Christie lands endorsement from key N.H. newspaper

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has won the endorsement of the New Hampshire Union Leader, giving the 2016 GOP presidential candidate a big boost in a state shaping up to be crucial to his White House aspirations. Published November 30, 2015

After falling behind, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is back on top, holding a 2-point lead over Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in a Quinnipiac University poll this week. (Associated Press)

Trump's resurgence from general attacks a test for critics

The Club for Growth thought it had dented Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's chances in Iowa with ads accusing him of being a false conservative, but the billionaire businessman has surged back to the lead in polls, showing a staying power that's confounded pundits and fellow candidates. Published November 26, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a rally Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in a high school gymnasium in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) ** FILE **

Hillary Clinton has 9-point lead over Bernie Sanders in Iowa: poll

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has a 9-point lead over Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont in the early caucus state of Iowa, according to polling released Wednesday that also showed voters prefer Mr. Sanders to Mrs. Clinton on the issue of the economy. Published November 25, 2015

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Donald Trump leads in Iowa with Ted Cruz rising: poll

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has a narrow edge over his nearest 2016 GOP rival in the early state of Iowa, with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas close behind after gaining 13 points of support since last month, according to a poll released Tuesday. Published November 24, 2015

Donald Trump on crime tweet: Am I going to check every statistic?

Real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump defended sharing a tweet that displayed erroneous statistics on crimes committed by white people, black people and police, saying it was a re-tweet that came from "a radio show and other places." Published November 24, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Eric Schultz) ** FILE **

Donald Trump leads in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina: polls

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has regained a solid grip on the lead over the rest of the 2016 GOP pack in Iowa and has large leads in the early states of New Hampshire and South Carolina, according to new polling on the Republican field. Published November 23, 2015