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

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leaves after addressing the the National Education Association (NEA) Representative Assembly in Washington, Tuesday, July 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Ben Carson: Takeaway is FBI was 'extremely critical' of Clinton's judgment

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said Tuesday he's "not particularly surprised" by FBI Director James Comey's announcement that the department is not recommending criminal charges against Hillary Clinton, but that the matter surrounding Mrs. Clinton's private email setup still raises questions about her judgment. Published July 5, 2016

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. speaks in Washington in this Sept. 26, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Mark Meadows calls on Hillary Clinton to apologize to the American people

Rep. Mark Meadows, North Carolina Republican, said on Tuesday that it's time for Hillary Clinton to apologize to the American people, in the wake of FBI Director James B. Comey's announcement that his agency would not be recommending Mrs. Clinton face criminal charges over her private email use. Published July 5, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Paul Ryan on Donald Trump's star tweet: 'He's got to clean this up'

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan on Tuesday slammed a tweet posted to likely GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's account over the weekend that critics denounced as anti-Semitic, saying Mr. Trump's social media team has to start cleaning up its act. Published July 5, 2016

This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), now called the Islamic State group, marching in Raqqa, Syria. (Militant Website via AP, File)

State Dept.: 'Indiscriminate' attacks a measure of success in fight against ISIS

Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken on Tuesday said that recent "indiscriminate" terror attacks are actually a measure of success that the U.S. is having in combating the Islamic State terrorist group, saying the attacks are occurring as the group's territory and resources are being taken away from them. Published July 5, 2016

Sen. Joni Ernst, Iowa Republican (Associated Press) **FILE**

Donald Trump meets with Joni Ernst, Mike Pence amid veep speculation

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump spent part of his Fourth of July holiday weekend meeting separately with both Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa, as he moves closer to announcing his choice for the Republican vice presidential nominee. Published July 5, 2016

Likely presidential nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will be 168 miles apart on Tuesday, when both campaign in North Carolina. (Associated Press Photographs)

Donald Trump cuts into Hillary Clinton's lead: poll

Likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has cut what had been a double-digit lead for Hillary Clinton two months ago down to single digits, according to a poll released Monday. Published July 5, 2016

Incumbent Senate Republicans build leads amid 'substantial' ticket-splitting

Donald Trump may be down in the polls, but Republican Senate candidates are still faring relatively well, suggesting -- at least for now -- that they may escape being drawn down by the whirlpool that analysts predicted would drown all who surround the billionaire businessman. Published July 4, 2016

This June 23, 2016, file photo shows Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., addressing supporters in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

Bernie Sanders: I don't 'hate' Hillary Clinton

Sen. Bernard Sanders said he doesn't "hate" Hillary Clinton -- but that he's not quite there yet on formally endorsing the likely Democratic presidential nominee. Published July 1, 2016

Senate Constitution subcommittee Chairman Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 7, 2016, during a joint subcommittee hearing with the Senate subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts on the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Sen. John Cornyn: Special counsel needed in Clinton email case 'now more than ever'

Sen. John Cornyn, the U.S. Senate's No. 2-ranking Republican, said Thursday that a special counsel is needed "now more than ever" in the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server in the wake of a recent private meeting between her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Published June 30, 2016

Attorney General Loretta Lynch makes comments during a news conference about the Pulse nightclub mass shooting, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) ** FILE **

Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton hold impromptu private meeting at Phoenix airport

Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton met privately as they crossed paths at a Phoenix airport earlier this week -- a meeting that took place as the FBI continues its investigation into likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state. Published June 30, 2016

In this Oct. 22, 2015, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

NRA's first TV ad of presidential cycle features Benghazi security contractor

The National Rifle Association's political action committee launched its first television ad of the presidential election cycle Wednesday -- an ad that features Mark "Oz" Geist, a security contractor who was in Benghazi, Libya, the night of the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack. Published June 29, 2016