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

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Trump bettors looking at major payday if GOP nominee wins election

Virginia radio show host John Fredericks told Donald Trump in April 2015 that he could win the Republican nomination if he got into the presidential race -- and said he got ridiculed. But Mr. Fredericks put his money where his mouth was, buying shares on Mr. Trump in the political predictions markets at 100-1 odds to win the nomination and 200-1 odds to win the White House. Published October 11, 2016

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, right, and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump listen to a question during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. (Saul Loeb/Pool via AP)

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 11 points: Poll

Hillary Clinton has opened up an 11-point lead over Donald Trump in a head-to-head match-up, according to a poll released Tuesday that was in the field when a 2005 video of Mr. Trump making lewd comments surfaced late last week. Published October 11, 2016

In this July 28, 2016 file photo, Khizr Khan, father of fallen U.S. Army Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan holds up a copy of the Constitution of the United States as his wife listens during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Khizr Khan: 'Saddened' by Donald Trump's comments about son at debate

Khizr Khan, the father of a fallen U.S. soldier with whom Donald Trump got into a war of words over the summer, said Tuesday he was shocked and saddened to hear the GOP nominee talking about his son, Capt. Humayun Khan, again at the presidential debate on Sunday. Published October 11, 2016

Republican Presidential nominee Donald J. Trump delivers remarks during a rally at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Twp., Pa. on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. (Christopher Dolan / The Citizens’ Voice via AP)

Three-quarters of Republicans want party to support Donald Trump: poll

More than three-quarters of Republicans want the party to continue to support Donald Trump, in the wake of a newly uncovered 2005 video of the world-famous businessman making crude sexual comments that surfaced just days before the second presidential debate on Sunday. Published October 11, 2016

Kellyanne Conway, new campaign manager for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, speaks to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) ** FILE **

Trump campaign: Mike Pence had a 'spectacular' debate performance

Donald Trump's campaign manager on Thursday said GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence turned in a "spectacular" performance at Tuesday's debate, rejecting Democrats' contention that Mr. Pence passed up opportunities to defend his running mate's past statements and positions. Published October 6, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and running mate Sen. Tim Kaine at a rally in Virginia. (Associated press) ** FILE **

Tim Kaine: Hillary Clinton thanked me for 'playing good defense' in debate

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine on Thursday said Hillary Clinton thanked him for "playing good defense" and prosecuting the case against Donald Trump in Tuesday's vice presidential debate, saying there was scant post-debate coverage about attacks on Mrs. Clinton. Published October 6, 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama, joined by National Security Adviser Susan Rice, right, speaks to the media after a bilateral meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, alongside the G20 Summit. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama approval rating hits second-term high of 55 percent

President Obama had a 55 percent approval rating in a CNN/ORC poll released Thursday, marking a new second-term high for Mr. Obama in the survey and matching the president's high water mark since 2009. Published October 6, 2016

Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action, told The Washington Times that NRA members can't become complacent in the post-Obama era. (Associated Press/File)

NRA launches $6.5M ad buy for Trump

The National Rifle Association announced its largest ad buy of the 2016 presidential race on Wednesday, promising $6.5 million in new spending to back Donald Trump and cementing the gun group as the GOP nominee's staunchest outside ally. Published October 5, 2016

Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine flashes a thumbs up and Republican vice-presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence looks on after the vice-presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. (Joe Raedle/Pool via AP)

Mike Pence: 'Donald Trump won the debate'

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence mounted a spirited defense of Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying it was Mr. Trump and his vision for the country that emerged victorious from Tuesday's vice presidential debate. Published October 5, 2016

Donald Trump, who said he'd be posting on his 12-million strong Twitter account throughout the debate, said he was ditching CNN and turning his television to Fox News, "where we get a fair shake." (Associated Press)

Trump campaign: Town hall format is a 'sweet spot' for Donald Trump

Donald Trump's campaign declared victory in Tuesday's vice presidential debate and is now eyeing this Sunday's face-off between Mr. Trump and Hillary Clinton, with Mr. Trump's campaign manager calling the upcoming town hall-style format a "sweet spot" for the GOP nominee. Published October 5, 2016