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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

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at a Republican Leadership Summit, Friday, April 17, 2015, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Rick Perry: Next president needs to have 'deep experience as an executive'

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday that the next president of the United States needs to be someone with "deep experience as an executive," naming several crises he had to deal with as the longest-serving governor in state history that nobody had explicitly prepared him for. Published April 17, 2015

Jeb Bush calls for gradual increase in retirement age

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Friday called for a gradual increase in the retirement age that would not affect people who are either receiving Social Security benefits or are close to receiving them. Published April 17, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton listens as she meets with local residents at the Jones St. Java House, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in LeClaire, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Hillary's email scandal will 'haunt her'

House Speaker John A. Boehner says former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton "ignored the law" in setting up a private email system and server as the nation's top diplomat and that questions on the matter are "going to continue to haunt her until she comes clean." Published April 17, 2015

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald speaks to a small group of journalists Wednesday afternoon Dec. 10, 2014, while in Atlanta for a veterans small business convention at the Georgia World Congress Center. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ben Gray)  ** FILE **

VA contractors improperly accessed network from China, India: IG report

Department of Veterans Affairs employees reacted with "indifference, little sense of urgency, or responsibility" on a possible cyberthreat incident when they allowed contractors to work remotely in China and India in 2013, a report from the VA's Office of Inspector General (OIG) said. Published April 15, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the National Rifle Association convention Friday, April 10, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) ** FILE **

Scott Walker has double-digit lead in New Hampshire: poll

Ahead of a major gathering of Republican presidential hopefuls in New Hampshire later this week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has put some distance between himself and the rest of the field, leading by 10 points against his nearest competitor in a new poll on the Granite State. Published April 15, 2015

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb speaks at an event at the public library in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Thursday, April 9, 2015. Jim Webb and Martin O'Malley are both in Iowa, trying to establish themselves as the alternative to Hillary Rodham Clinton. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Jim Webb: 'People are looking for leadership they can trust'

Former Democratic Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia said Wednesday that "people are looking for leadership they can trust" and that he thinks a lot of people want to go back to the party of former Presidents Harry Truman and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Published April 15, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton takes notes during a roundtable with educators and students at the Kirkwood Community College's Jones County Regional Center, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Monticello, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Hillary Clinton was asked about private email by Congress two years ago

Former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was asked by congressional investigators more than two years ago whether she had used a private email account while serving as the nation's top diplomat, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Published April 15, 2015

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, following a Senate policy luncheon. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Harry Reid: Mitch McConnell 'is a lump of coal'

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid knocked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's views on fossil fuels by calling Mr. McConnell himself "a lump of coal." Published April 15, 2015