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

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Handguns are displayed at the table of gun store owner David Petronis of Mechanicville, N.Y. as he holds a rifle during the annual New York State Arms Collectors Association Albany Gun Show in Albany, N.Y. (Associated Press)

Federal gun background checks spike as election nears

Federal gun background checks increased year-over-year for the 18th consecutive month in October amid several high-profile attacks and Donald Trump's repeated warnings that Hillary Clinton wants to abolish the Second Amendment. Published November 3, 2016

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine will address Arizona voters in Spanish on Thursday, as the GOP works to court Hispanic voters. (Associated Press)

RNC works to fill Donald Trump's Hispanic outreach gap

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine will deliver remarks entirely in Spanish at a rally in Arizona on Thursday, highlighting the growing importance his party places on Hispanics in presidential politics. Published November 2, 2016

Campaign volunteer Greg Genco wears an "OHIO AGAINST THE TRUMP" t-shirt as he waits for President Barack Obama to arrive at a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at Capital University, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Clinton leads in Pa., Trump up in Ohio, while Florida, N.C. close: Poll

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in the critical battleground state of Pennsylvania, while Mr. Trump leads in Ohio and the two candidates are locked in close contests in Florida and North Carolina, according to Quinnipiac University polling released Thursday. Published November 2, 2016

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan told Fox News that he voted for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, last week. (Associated Press)

Paul Ryan: Only a unified GOP government will replace Obamacare

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan on Wednesday said Republicans are going to need to control both the White House and Congress if they have designs on getting Obamacare repealed and replaced and urged GOP voters to get to the polls ahead of Election Day. Published November 2, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in King of Prussia, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. Neither Trump nor Hillary Clinton talks much anymore about why they're the best choice for president. Instead in the campaign's last days, they're focused on casting each other as a catastrophic choice. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump asks early voters to change their minds

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is now personally asking early or absentee voters in several key states to change their minds and cast a ballot to "Make America Great Again." Published November 2, 2016

Donald Trump's camp is hoping that some states' allowing voters to recast their ballots will give him a boost after the news the FBI is reopening the case of Hillary Clinton's email server. (Associated Press)

Buyer's remorse? Some states allow early voters to change ballots

Early voters who have second thoughts can switch their votes before Election Day in several Midwestern states, and the Trump campaign is hoping to peel off some who backed Hillary Clinton but are having a rethink in the wake of the renewed FBI investigation into her emails. Published November 1, 2016

In this July 12, 2016, file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin takes questions during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Paul Ryan: I voted for 'our nominee' last week

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Tuesday he has already voted for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, though he referred to Mr. Trump as "our nominee" and said he'd be campaigning elsewhere as Mr. Trump swings through Wisconsin later in the day. Published November 1, 2016

In a Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Trump campaign: 'We're on offense everywhere'

Donald Trump's deputy campaign manager on Tuesday said they're on offense "everywhere" and that they're competing strongly in states like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, which have gone to the Democrats in recent presidential elections. Published November 1, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, center, accompanied by Campaign Manager Robby Mook, left, and traveling press secretary Nick Merrill, right, takes a question from a member of the media aboard her campaign plane at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, following the third presidential debate. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Clinton campaign: We just want 'fairness' from FBI

Hillary Clinton's campaign manager on Tuesday said if the FBI is going to providing updates about Mrs. Clinton's emails, then they should be doing so for Donald Trump's possible ties to Russia as well. Published November 1, 2016

In this Nov. 19, 2015, file photo, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Trey Gowdy: Harry Reid is a 'political hack'

Rep. Trey Gowdy on Monday called Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid a "political hack" after Mr. Reid said FBI Director James B. Comey might be violating federal law by using his post to influence the presidential election. Published October 31, 2016