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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at

Articles by David Sherfinski

In this combination of Oct. 10, 2014, file photos are Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker, left, and his Democratic challenger, Mary Burke, at a debate in Eau Claire, Wis. (AP Photo/The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Marisa Wojcik, File)

Poll shows dead heat in Wisconsin governor's race

With less than three weeks to go until election day, a new poll has the Wisconsin governor's race between GOP Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke in a dead heat. Published October 16, 2014

Dr. Dan Varga, chief clinical officer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, speaks as Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings looks on at right during a news conference, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Dallas. A second health care worker has tested positive for Ebola. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Second health care worker with Ebola to be transported to Atlanta

The second health care worker in Texas who tested positive for Ebola should not have traveled by air with other passenger the day before she reported symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Wednesday, although she will be transferred to a specially equipped hospital in Atlanta. Published October 15, 2014

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks to supporters Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, during Rand Paul's Barnburner & BBQ in Bowling Green, Ky. (AP Photo/Daily News, Bac To Trong)

Rand Paul appears in U.S. Chamber ad on N.C. Senate race

With polls indicating a third-party candidate could have an impact on the U.S. Senate race in North Carolina between Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican Thom Tillis, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released a new ad featuring Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. Published October 15, 2014

Voters in Tennessee's 9th Congressional District to decide whether they will send a black woman who embraces the tea party to Congress. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Group sues D.C. Obamacare exchange over Capitol Hill sign-ups

A conservative public-interest law firm sued the D.C. health exchange Wednesday for letting members of Congress get health insurance through their small-business portal even though each chamber on Capitol Hill employs thousands of people. Published October 15, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with more than 20 foreign defense ministers on the ongoing operations against the Islamic State group, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Obama and military chiefs in a show of strength against Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama's approval rating struggles as likely voters turn to GOP

President Obama's 40 percent job approval rating is his worst-ever recorded in a Washington Post-ABC News poll, and the favorability of his party has hit a new low with just about three weeks remaining until voters head to the polls to cast their ballots in the midterm elections. Published October 15, 2014