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

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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

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