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

Donald Trump: 'You have to take out' terrorists' families

Businessman and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would "knock the hell out of" the Islamic State terrorist group and that "you have to take out" the families of terrorists. Published December 2, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he arrives at a campaign stop at the White Mountain Athletic Club Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, in Waterville Valley, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Donald Trump: Climate change is not going to kill us

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday that climate change isn't going to "kill us," that he would not have attended the summit on the topic in Paris, and that he didn't want to say aloud what people outside the United States really think of President Obama. Published December 2, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump meets voters after speaking during a campaign stop at the White Mountain Athletic Club  Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, in Waterville Valley, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Donald Trump holds 10-point lead over No. 2 Marco Rubio: poll

Businessman Donald Trump has put some distance between himself and the rest of the 2016 GOP presidential field in a new poll that shows Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida moving into second place and retired doctor Ben Carson slip into a tie for third with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Published December 2, 2015

Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during the Clinton County Republicans Annual Fall Event, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Goose Lake, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Jeb Bush: 'Common denominator' in shootings is 'completely deranged people'

In the wake of last week's shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday called for a renewed focus on mental health systems in the country so that people who are "spiraling out of control" can be identified earlier. Published December 1, 2015

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