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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

Republican Presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks during a rally at the University of Iowa, Friday, April 10, 2015, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) ** FILE **

Rand Paul: Have to trust that your commander-in-chief 'wouldn't actually sell the country'

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he's talked to people in the Senate about whether there will be an investigation into recently unearthed donations to the Clinton Foundation from people involved in a Russian uranium deal, and that people need to trust that a president "wouldn't actually sell the country" while in the White House. Published April 27, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks to reporters as he leaves an event in New York, Thursday, April 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Jeb Bush tops Hillary Clinton, leads 2016 GOP field in Virginia

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida have separated themselves a bit from the rest of the 2016 GOP pack in the battleground state of Virginia, with Mr. Bush the only Republican to top former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in a head-to-head match-up as others inch closer to the Democratic frontrunner. Published April 27, 2015

Former President George W. Bush speaks at the George W. Bush Institute at Southern Methodist University in Dallas on Feb. 19, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

George W. Bush warns against lifting Iran sanctions

Former President George W. Bush warned over the weekend against lifting sanctions against Iran as he made a rare foray into offering commentary on current political events. Published April 27, 2015

House Speaker John A. Boehner is open to the option of having the entire chamber subpoena Hillary Rodham Clinton's email server. (Associated Press)

John Boehner may hold House vote to subpoena Hillary Clinton's email server

House Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday that the full House may have to vote to subpoena former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's email server, as the chairman of the Benghazi investigative committee officially called on her to testify twice to his panel. Published April 23, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton attends The Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards for Advancing Women in Peace and Security, in the Riggs Library at Georgetown University in Washington, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Benghazi committee calls on Hillary Clinton to testify in May

The House Select Committee on Benghazi is asking former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham to testify in two upcoming public hearings, one to be held during the week of May 18 on her use of a private email system while serving as the nation's top diplomat, and another to be held by June 18 specifically on the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Libya. Published April 23, 2015

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, following a GOP strategy meeting. In a direct challenge to the White House, a Senate committee pushed toward a vote on a bill that would give Congress a chance to weigh in on any final nuclear agreement that can be reached with Iran. The top Republican leaders in the House and Senate insisted on Tuesday that lawmakers have a say. Boehner said "Congress should absolutely have the opportunity to review this deal," telling reporters. "The administration appears to want a deal at any cost."  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

John Boehner: Obama admin making it 'virtually impossible' to get Benghazi facts

House Speaker John A. Boehner said Wednesday that the Obama administration has made it "virtually impossible" to get to the facts surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, as the special panel investigating the attack indicated its inquiry could continue into 2016. Published April 22, 2015

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Mitt Romney: I wish Harry Reid 'a very comfortable retirement'

Former Massachusetts Gov. and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney says Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid was more of an "impediment" than someone who got things done in Washington and said he's "delighted" that Mr. Reid is retiring after his current term. Published April 22, 2015