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

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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

Former President Bill Clinton and his wife, former first lady and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, listen as President Barack Obama speaks at the dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas on April 25, 2013. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama to campaign with Hillary Clinton in N.C.

President Obama and likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will campaign together June 5 in North Carolina, the Clinton campaign announced Wednesday. Published June 29, 2016

House Homeland Security Chairman Rep. Mike McCaul. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Mike McCaul: Istanbul 'most likely' an ISIS attack

Rep. Michael McCaul, who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee, on Wednesday said the Islamic State terror group is "most likely" responsible for the deadly suicide bombing attacks in Turkey on Tuesday. Published June 29, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during a campaign stop at the Central Impact Shooting Range, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Boone, Iowa. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) ** FILE **

Rick Santorum: Donald Trump 'spoke for the American worker'

Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania says it would be wise not to underestimate presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and that Mr. Trump is tapping into the concerns of working class voters who feel like they've been left behind. Published June 29, 2016

Businessman Donald Trump, the GOP front-runner, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner. (Associated Press photographs) ** FILE **

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump now running neck-and-neck: poll

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are running essentially neck-and-neck, according to a national poll of registered voters released Wednesday that showed a majority holding negative views of both likely major-party presidential nominees. Published June 29, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a rally Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/John Locher) ** FILE **

Sanders, Johnson bash Trump at Hispanic leaders event

Both Sen. Bernard Sanders and Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson teed off Thursday on Donald Trump at a gathering of Hispanic political leaders in Washington, D.C., as organizers lamented the absences of both Mr. Trump and likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton from the conference. Published June 23, 2016

Gary Johnson won the party's presidential nomination on the second ballot with 55.8 percent of the delegate vote, giving him a second shot at the presidency after winning about 1.72 million votes as the party's candidate in 2012. (Associated Press)

Gary Johnson: Orlando shooter 'clearly not' working 'on behalf of' ISIS

Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson on Thursday said the man who carried out the terrorist attack in Orlando last week was "clearly not" working "on behalf of" the Islamic State terrorist group, but that such incidents do serve as a recruiting tool for terrorists. Published June 23, 2016

People demonstrate against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump outside the Hyatt Regency Hotel  in Burlingame, Calif., Friday, April 29, 2016, before the California Republican Party Convention. (AP Photo/Michael Blood)

Partisanship and political animosity at historic highs: Poll

Partisanship and political animosity are at historic highs, according to a Pew Research Center poll released Wednesday that showed majorities of both Democrats and Republicans expressing deeply negative views of the other party. Published June 22, 2016