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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 Carly Fiorina has gained support in national polls. (AP Photo/File)

Carly Fiorina in new video from super PAC: 'Look at this face'

A super PAC supporting the presidential candidacy of businesswoman Carly Fiorina has released a new video in which Mrs. Fiorina embraces comments GOP rival Donald Trump made about her in a recent magazine interview. Published September 14, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, on Sept. 7, 2015, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Hillary Clinton slips in 2016 Democratic race, leads Donald Trump by 3 points: poll

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has fallen below 50 percent support in the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination and has found herself in a neck-and-neck contest against GOP businessman Donald Trump among registered voters, according to a national survey out this week. Published September 14, 2015

The possibility of a Donald Trump/Ben Carson presidential ticket for 2016 has surfaced in the news media. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Donald Trump leads Ben Carson, 2016 GOP field in Iowa, N.H., S.C.

Businessman Donald Trump is setting the pace for the 2016 GOP presidential field in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina with retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson in second position in all three early states, according to YouGov/CBS News surveys released this week. Published September 14, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson answers questions at a news conference after speaking to the Commonwealth Club public affairs forum in San Francisco on Sept. 8, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Ben Carson: Add 'all' to 'Black Lives Matter'

Retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said Friday that the Black Lives Matter movement should add the word "all" to its name, calling for a broader examination of the factors that have kept the black community in what he called a "very dependent position" for decades. Published September 11, 2015

Ben Carson has gained ground to become the No. 2 Republican candidate behind Donald Trump. (Associated Press)

Ben Carson: 'I really don't want to get into the mud pit'

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said he didn't mean to impugn anyone's religious beliefs with comments earlier in the week about GOP rival Donald Trump and he doesn't want to get into the "mud pit." Published September 11, 2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in Washington in this March 23, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Hillary Clinton falls below 40 percent support in 2016 Democratic race

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has fallen to below 40 percent support in the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, losing 10 points of support since last month as Vice President Joseph R. Biden gains ground and runs better than Mrs. Clinton against leading Republicans. Published September 11, 2015

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, with Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, left, at her side, speaks after being released from the Carter County Detention Center, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Grayson, Ky. Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, was released Tuesday after five days behind bars. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Mike Huckabee: Dred Scott decision still 'the law of the land'

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said this week the Supreme Court's 1857 decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford -- which held that free or enslaved black people were not U.S. citizens -- remains the "law of the land" in the country to this day. Published September 11, 2015

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders defines his opinion during a press conference following a speech at the 59th annual Nevada State AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention at the Luxor Hotel & Casino on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in Las Vegas.  (LE Baskow /Las Vegas Sun via AP)

Bernie Sanders admits he's 'stunned' by rise in polls

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont admitted Thursday that he is "stunned" by his rise in some of the recent polling on the 2016 Democratic presidential nominating contest, saying that while he thought his message would resonate with Americans, he didn't think it would happen so quickly. Published September 10, 2015

Kim Davis, second from right, reacts with her mother, Jean Bailey, and husband, Joe Davis, right, after appearing at a rally outside the Carter County Detention Center, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Grayson, Ky. Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, was released after five days behind bars. (Pablo Alcala/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Donald Trump: Kim Davis case a 'messy situation'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Thursday he's embracing both sides of the argument over Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, saying that he hated that Ms. Davis, who refused to sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples, had been jailed for her actions but that "we are a land of laws." Published September 10, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont independent and Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a town hall meeting in Grinnell, Iowa, on Sept. 3, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Bernie Sanders surges ahead of Hillary Clinton in Iowa: poll

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has edged ahead of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination in the early caucus state of Iowa and erased a 19-point deficit from just two months ago, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Thursday. Published September 10, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump answers questions from reporters at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies in Nashville, Tenn., in this Aug. 29, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Donald Trump hits 32 percent, up big on 2016 GOP rivals: poll

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has cracked 30 percent support in the race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination and is ahead of his closest rival, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, by double digits, said a CNN/ORC poll released Thursday. Published September 10, 2015