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

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Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks during a rally, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Ted Cruz trouncing Trump in Texas

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is leading 2016 GOP presidential rival Donald Trump by 15 points in the senator's home state, according to a poll released Thursday just days ahead of Super Tuesday. Published February 25, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., right, speaks with Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump  during the CBS News Republican presidential debate at the Peace Center, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

How Donald Trump managed to take a commanding lead over Rubio in Florida

"Florida is the single biggest prize of the primary season because it is the largest state to allocate its delegates on a winner-take-all basis. If Sen. Rubio can't win in his own home state, it is difficult to see how he can win elsewhere," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. Published February 25, 2016

Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/File)

Mitt Romney hints at possible 'bombshell' in Donald Trump's taxes

Former Massachusetts Gov. and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said there's reason to believe there's some sort of "bombshell" buried in businessman Donald Trump's tax returns and that candidates should release back taxes for the last several years for the American people to see. Published February 25, 2016

Pope Francis grabs a scarf tossed by a worshipper as he arrives to hold his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Donald Trump: Pope Francis was 'actually very nice' the day after spat

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump appears to have moved past his recent dust-up with Pope Francis, saying the pontiff was "very, very nice" the day after he made comments many had interpreted as questioning Mr. Trump's Christian faith. Published February 24, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks at a town hall meeting at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga., Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)

Marco Rubio adviser likens John Kasich to Enron

An adviser to Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential campaign said Wednesday that investing money in Ohio Gov. John Kasich's White House bid at this point is like putting money into Enron after the scandal-plagued energy company's collapse. Published February 24, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during a Town Hall at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

John Kasich trouncing Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders in Ohio: poll

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has commanding leads over the two 2016 Democratic presidential candidates in his home state, according to polling released Wednesday that showed the other GOP candidates in much tighter races in the all-important Buckeye State. Published February 24, 2016

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott shares a laugh with news reporters during a round table talk in his office at the Texas Capitol, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) ** FILE **

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott endorses Ted Cruz for president

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is endorsing fellow Texan Sen. Ted Cruz for president, touting Mr. Cruz as a principled constitutionalist who can be trusted with appointing U.S. Supreme Court justices. Published February 24, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at a rally in Reno, Nev., in this Feb. 22, 2016, file photo. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Marco Rubio: Alliance with Ted Cruz isn't going to happen

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida on Wednesday batted away the notion that he and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas might join forces to try to take down GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump, who coasted to victory in Nevada Tuesday. Published February 24, 2016

Crowds of people line up to get a ballot at a Republican caucus site, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

After Trump wins Nevada, Cruz and Kasich camps go after Rubio

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump notched his third consecutive win in Nevada Tuesday, and the campaigns of two of his rivals quickly started launching attacks at Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who was on track to finish more than 20 points behind Mr. Trump. Published February 24, 2016

Addressing the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been on President Obama's agenda since 2008. Now in the final year of his term, he is facing an increasingly resistant Congress. (Associated Press)

Obama weighs executive action on Gitmo after GOP rejects closure plan

The White House accused congressional Republicans on Tuesday of refusing to "engage" with President Obama after lawmakers blasted the president's plan to close the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention center, the latest in a string of rejections for the lame-duck president. Published February 23, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at a rally Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, in North Las Vegas, Nev. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The American Conservative Union announces that 'rookie' Marco Rubio will not appear at CPAC

The American Conservative Union, the force behind the annual Conservative Political Action Conference -- CPAC -- made a sudden announcement Tuesday afternoon. Sen. Marco Rubio would not be among the speakers at the annual event, a must for politicians, pundits, authors and activists who want to resonate with conservative voters. Published February 23, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., right, hands Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump  a tic tac container at a break during the CBS News Republican presidential debate at the Peace Center, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) ** FILE **

Donald Trump widens national lead to 15 points over Marco Rubio: poll

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump has widened his national lead in the 2016 Republican presidential contest to 15 points over Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, picking up 5 points of support in the wake of his wins in New Hampshire and South Carolina in a new poll. Published February 23, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks during a town hall meeting Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) ** FILE **

Ben Carson: 'Some' accountability with Cruz campaign firing

Retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said Tuesday that he found a measure of accountability when Sen. Ted Cruz fired a staffer Monday for sharing a false story about Sen. Marco Rubio. Published February 23, 2016