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David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at [email protected].

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Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrives to speak at the Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Forum in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Chris Christie hopes nation will 'sober' up, bring back NSA phone snooping

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday that the ongoing conversation on the balance between civil liberties and homeland security is a "false debate," saying hopefully that the country will "get sober" and re-institute the National Security Agency's phone-snooping program. Published December 3, 2015

Protesters on opposing sides of the Syrian refugee resettlement issue rally in front of the state Capitol in Olympia, Wash., Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has said the state will welcome refugees and has criticized other governors who have threatened to stop accepting them following last week's terror attacks in Paris. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

Most voters oppose accepting Syrian refugees into the U.S.: poll

Most American voters oppose accepting Syrian refugees into the United States, but they also say homegrown terrorists are a greater threat than those that may be hiding among the refugees, according to polling released Thursday. Published December 3, 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) ** 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