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David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at dsherfinski@washingtontimes.com.

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Senate Minority Whip Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois said he believes a revamped criminal justice bill can pass both houses of Congress. (Associated Press)

Dick Durbin: 'I would have been a prop' at Neil Gorsuch announcement

Sen. Richard J. Durbin opted not to attend President Trump's Tuesday announcement of Judge Neil Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee because Mr. Durbin said he didn't want to be window dressing at what he called a "reality TV"-type event. Published February 1, 2017

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., arrives in Trump Tower, in New York, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) ** FILE **

Joe Manchin supports 60-vote threshold for Neil Gorsuch

Sen. Joe Manchin on Wednesday said he supports a 60-vote threshold for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's pick to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy, but suggested he wouldn't automatically join his fellow Democrats in filibustering the nomination. Published February 1, 2017

In this March 1, 2016, file photo, a sign tells voters of voter ID requirements before participating in the primary election at Sherrod Elementary school in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

One-in-four voters believe Trump's voter fraud claims: Poll

Twenty-five percent of voters say they believe President Trump's contention that between 3 million and 5 million votes might have been cast illegally in the 2016 election, compared to 44 percent who don't believe him and 31 percent who say they're not sure, according to a poll released Wednesday. Published February 1, 2017

President Donald Trump smiles as he speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, to announce Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee for the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

About half of Americans agree with Trump's immigration order: Poll

Nearly half of Americans -- 49 percent -- agree with President Trump's executive order to temporarily restrict travel from seven majority-Muslim countries, compared to 41 percent who disagree, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released this week. Published February 1, 2017

Senate Minority Leader-elect Chuck Schumer of  N.Y. speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ** FILE **

Tim Kaine: Chuck Schumer most powerful Democratic official in the U.S.

Sen. Tim Kaine said Tuesday that Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer is currently the most powerful Democratic official in the United States and that Senate Democrats are uniquely positioned to channel the party's discontent with President Trump. Published January 31, 2017

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine speaks in Portland, Maine, in this Aug. 18, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Joel Page, File)

Angus King to vote no on Jeff Sessions' nomination

Sen. Angus King said Tuesday that he plans to vote against his colleague Sen. Jeff Sessions to be the next attorney general, saying he's not sure Mr. Sessions can be sufficiently independent from President Trump. Published January 31, 2017

President Donald Trump sits at his desk in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington in this Jan. 23, 2017, file photo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump: Democrats 'should be ashamed of themselves'

President Trump on Tuesday slammed Democrats for holding up his attorney general nominee, hours after he fired the U.S. acting attorney general after she told government lawyers not to defend the newly imposed travel ban from seven majority-Muslim countries. Published January 31, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump's adviser Kellyanne Conway speaks with members of the media as she arrives for a dinner at Union Station ahead of Friday's presidential inauguration, in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) ** FILE **

Kellyanne Conway: We want GOP senators to 'be there' for Trump

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Monday that the administration wants Republican senators to "be there" for President Trump and support him, after GOP Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham said they feared Mr. Trump's "extreme vetting" immigration executive order would become a "self-inflicted wound" in the fight against terror. Published January 30, 2017

Trump: Waterboarding was 'just short of torture'

President Trump on Thursday reiterated his belief that waterboarding works, but said he plans to defer to his defense secretary on the matter for the time being. Published January 27, 2017