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

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Shoppers walk into a Macy's department store at the Hanover Mall in Hanover, Mass., in this July 10, 2015, file photo. Macy's is cutting up to about 4,800 jobs after disappointing holiday sales. The company also listed Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, which 40 stores it would close. It had announced it was closing stores in September. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

Donald Trump: Macy's was 'disloyal to the country'

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump took somewhat of a victory lap Thursday over the news that Macy's would be cutting or reorganizing thousands of positions and closing more than 30 of its stores, saying the company was disloyal to him and to the country. Published January 7, 2016

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

RNC launches ad campaign to highlight diversity in GOP field organizers

The Republican National Committee on Thursday said it is launching a six-figure ad campaign intended to highlight the diversity of the RNC's field organizers and showcase the GOP's ground game aimed at helping a Republican get elected to the White House later this year. Published January 7, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton poses for a picture with a supporter following a campaign stop at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Hillary Clinton lead Bernie Sanders by 3 points in New Hampshire: poll

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has a 3-point lead over Sen. Bernard Sanders in the early presidential state of New Hampshire, according to a new poll that shows Mrs. Clinton with a significant lead among Democrats but Mr. Sanders leading among non-Democrats planning to vote in the primary. Published January 7, 2016

Republican Presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, campaigns at Penny's Diner in Missouri Valley, Iowa, in this Jan. 4, 2016, file photo. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Ted Cruz defends ethanol stance in Des Moines Register opinion piece

In a new opinion piece, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas lays out his case for doing away with the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), saying Washington shouldn't be picking winners and losers but that the ethanol industry can still thrive in a free market. Published January 7, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to a cheering crowd during a campaign stop Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, in Claremont, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Donald Trump has 14-point lead in New Hampshire: poll

Billionaire businessman and GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump has a 14-point lead over his nearest Republican rival, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, in a new poll on the early state of New Hampshire. Published January 7, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Ex-Clinton aide discussed private company's logo in Benghazi aftermath email

A then-top aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton went from lamenting the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on Benghazi, Libya, just days after the assault to discussing font preferences for her private company's logo in the same email, according to newly-disclosed documents. Published January 6, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the New Hampshire Forum on Addiction and the Heroin Epidemic at Southern New Hampshire University, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Christie points out hypocrisy of Rubio's attacks against him

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday the same person who was supposedly telling former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to attack Sen. Marco Rubio is now directing Mr. Rubio to launch attacks on Mr. Christie. Published January 6, 2016

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Republican candidate for president, speaks during a meeting of the Economic Club of Las Vegas at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP) ** FILE **

Rand Paul: Marco Rubio 'buying into the fear' on terrorism and surveillance

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said Wednesday that Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is on the "wrong side of history" in the ongoing debate over the NSA's phone-snooping program, saying his 2016 GOP presidential rival wants people to trade liberty for a false sense of security. Published January 6, 2016

Donald Trump, left, jokes with Ted Cruz during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Venetian Hotel & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) ** FILE **

Trump says Cruz, his closest rival in GOP race, needs to settle birthplace issue

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump still can't avoid getting himself into a "birther" controversy. Inserting a new wrinkle into the race, Mr. Trump suggested Wednesday that Sen. Ted Cruz actively quash any forthcoming legal challenges over being born in Canada and his eligibility to serve as president. Published January 6, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to a cheering crowd during a campaign stop Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, in Claremont, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Donald Trump: 'I was very unhappy with the Bush years'

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he's running for president to make America great again -- and that things weren't entirely great during the George W. Bush administration. Published January 6, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to a crowd during a campaign stop Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, in Claremont, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Donald Trump: I'm not going to question anybody's faith

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says his line about not too many evangelicals coming out of Cuba is said with a smile and that he's not going to question anyone's faith. Published January 6, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks at a town hall meeting in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Marco Rubio ad: Obama's plan after San Bernardino is to 'take away our guns'

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida released a new television ad Tuesday saying that President Obama's plan after the San Bernardino attack is to "take away our guns" as the 2016 GOP presidential contender lists a host of overseas issues facing the U.S. and says America needs a president "who will keep us safe." Published January 5, 2016