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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

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the winter meeting of the free market Club for Growth winter economic conference at the Breakers Hotel Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper) ** FILE **

Scott Walker trails Hillary Clinton by 5 points in head-to-head match-up

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who has surged in recent polling on the possible 2016 GOP presidential field, trails Democratic frontrunner and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton by 5 points in a head-to-head match-up — closer than two other possible Republican candidates. Published March 3, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker responds to a question from board member Frayda Levin after he spoke at the winter meeting of the free market Club for Growth winter economic conference at the Breakers Hotel Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Palm Beach, Fla.   (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)

Scott Walker: 'My view has changed' on immigration

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, whose presidential star has been rising in recent weeks, says his views on immigration have changed and part of the reason why he firmly opposes amnesty is because of how President Obama has mishandled the issue. Published March 2, 2015

Former Texas Rep. Ron Paul, father of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks in Richmond, Va., in this Nov. 4, 2013, file photo. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Ron Paul: 'More terrorist attacks have been thwarted by airline passengers than by the TSA'

Former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas says Americans would be better off if Congress transferred the few constitutional functions performed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to other parts of the government and then shut the rest down, saying the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is ineffective at stopping terrorists but "very effective" at harassing innocent Americans. Published March 2, 2015

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Rick Perry on Hillary Clinton: 'Where's your loyalty?'

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is raising questions over recent disclosures that the Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from several foreign governments while Democrats' likely 2016 presidential nominee, Hillary Rodham Clinton, was secretary of state. Published March 2, 2015

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., talks on his phone as he walks on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Sept. 26, 2013, file photo. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Peter King: There's an element of House GOP that 'has no concept of reality'

Rep. Peter King, New York Republican, sounded off on what he called an "absolutely irresponsible" wing within the House GOP conference that has "no concept of reality" after GOP leaders had to scramble last week following the defeat of a short-term extension of homeland security funding. Published March 2, 2015

Ben Carson delivered a well-received speech kicking off the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference over the weekend and he finished fourth in The Washington Times/CPAC straw poll, dropping a rung from his third-place finish third last year. (Rod Lamkey Jr./Special to The Washington Times)

Draft Carson now a fundraising, organizing powerhouse

The National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, in existence for about 18 months, has become a fundraising powerhouse and early-primary state organizing machine as the retired neurosurgeon moves closer to a presidential run in 2016. Published March 2, 2015

Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)  in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, about the current state and future of American foreign policy. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ** FILE **

Dick Cheney meeting with House GOP whip team Monday

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is meeting Monday evening with members of the House Republican whip team, a spokeswoman for Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Louisiana Republican, confirmed. Published March 2, 2015