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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 Donald Trump has a rare freedom of being able to stay in the race longer than most with a self-funded campaign. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump says story about rape claims from deposition is 'totally false'

Businessman and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said a story that surfaced this week about rape allegations made and scaled back by his ex-wife in the 1990s is "totally false," and he put some distance between himself and remarks from a top aide about spousal rape as well. Published July 29, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks at his South Carolina campaign kickoff rally in Bluffton, S.C., Tuesday, July 21, 2015.  (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton) ** FILE **

Donald Trump has double-digit lead in New Hampshire: poll

Businessman Donald Trump has a 12-point lead on his nearest 2016 Republican presidential rival in a poll released by Monmouth University on Tuesday -- days after another survey also showing Mr. Trump leading in the Granite State was released. Published July 28, 2015

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus (Associated Press) **FILE**

Reince Priebus: I don't see third-party Donald Trump run happening

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Monday he doesn't see Donald Trump launching a third-party candidacy if he doesn't secure the 2016 GOP presidential nomination -- though he said Republican candidates should pledge not to do so. Published July 27, 2015

Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at the Republican National Committee spring meeting luncheon in Scottsdale, Ariz., on May 15, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Mike Huckabee slams Obama for discounting Iran's 'repeated' threats

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee responded Monday to President Obama's denouncing the 2016 GOP presidential candidate's linking of the Iran nuclear deal to the Holocaust by saying it's Mr. Obama who isn't taking Iran's threats seriously. Published July 27, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks to the media during a tour of the the World Trade International Bridge at the U.S. Mexico border in Laredo, Texas, Thursday, July 23, 2015. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Donald Trump's shifting political affiliations targeted by GOP foes

Over the course of the past three decades or so, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has registered as a Republican several times, as a Democrat and Independence Party member once, and has also declined to identify with a party as his Republican opponents press him on his evolving politics. Published July 27, 2015

In a speech last week outlining her economic agenda, Hillary Rodham Clinton vowed that, if elected president, she would crack down on Wall Street and more vigorously pursue criminal charges against corporate titans who break the law. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Hillary Clinton email account had classified info: IG

Some of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails had classified information in them, though they weren't specifically labeled classified at the time, and at least one of those emails has already been put out in public by the department, its inspector general has concluded. Published July 24, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks at his South Carolina campaign kickoff rally in Bluffton, S.C., on July 21, 2015. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Local union for Border Patrol agents pulls out of Donald Trump events

The Border Patrol agents that had invited Donald Trump to visit them on the border announced they were pulling out of the presidential candidate's Thursday plans in Laredo, Texas -- a move the Trump campaign described as a silencing from superiors in D.C. who don't want people to know things on the border are "every bit as bad as Mr. Trump has been saying." Published July 23, 2015