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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 Donald Trump speaks Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, in Anderson, S.C. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP) ** FILE **

Donald Trump: Ben Carson was 'pro-abortion not so long ago'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Tuesday that retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP rival Ben Carson was "pro-abortion" not too long ago, as he grapples with Mr. Carson's recent rise in some of the polling on the 2016 GOP presidential race. Published October 27, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) speaks to a large crowd inside of the Bishop Barnwell Room during a "Stand with Rand" rally on the campus of Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. (Kyle Green/Idaho Statesman via AP) ** FILE **

Rand Paul: Obama blinked during 2011 debt ceiling fight

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said Friday he opposes an increase in the debt ceiling absent "significant reforms," arguing that President Obama ended up negotiating during the 2011 fight over the debt ceiling despite Mr. Obama's own previous pledges. Published October 23, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, left, and Hillary Rodham Clinton laugh during the CNN Democratic presidential debate, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) ** FILE **

Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders by 11 points in Iowa in post-debate poll

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has opened up an 11-point lead on Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont in the early state of Iowa, according to survey results released Friday that also showed Hawkeye State Democrats thought Mrs. Clinton did the best in last week's Democratic presidential debate. Published October 23, 2015

Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson, left, and Donald Trump talk before the start of the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) ** FILE **

Ben Carson leads Donald Trump by 9 points in Iowa: poll

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has overtaken billionaire businessman Donald Trump in another poll on the 2016 GOP presidential field in the early state of Iowa, picking up 10 points of support since August. Published October 23, 2015

Vice President Joseph R. Biden, accompanied by President Obama, used his announcement that he will not make a bid for the White House to say that four years of college should be offered to all Americans just as 12 years of high school is today. (AP Photo)

Donald Trump on Joe Biden: 'I would rather run against Hillary'

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he's fine with Vice President Joseph R. Biden's decision not to enter the 2016 presidential race, saying it will be easier to run against former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Published October 22, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, in Anderson, S.C. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP) ** FILE **

Donald Trump at 32 percent support in new poll on 2016 GOP field

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has the support of nearly one-third of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents, according to a new poll that shows an even greater percentage of voters say he's the candidate most likely to win the party's nomination and the candidate most likely to win in the general election. Published October 21, 2015

Gun owners display their weapons during a gun-rights rally on Jan. 15, 2015, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The protesters were demonstrating against the state's Initiative 594, which requires - with only a few exceptions - background checks on all gun sales and transfers. (Associated Press)

2nd amendment voters more passionate than gun control advocates

Second Amendment supporters are more passionate voters than gun control proponents, according to new polling that goes a long way toward explaining why mass shootings have done little to advance the cause of those who say stiffer laws are needed. Published October 20, 2015