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David Sherfinski

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

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In this photo taken Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, Republican presidential candidates, from left, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush chat during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, Calif.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) ** FILE **

Donald Trump: 'I'm not blaming anybody' for 9/11 attacks

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continued to insist Monday he isn't blaming former President George W. Bush for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, but said the contention that the United States was completely safe during Mr. Bush's presidency is inaccurate. Published October 19, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a rally in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Donald Trump: 'It's a horror show going on with campaign finance'

Businessman Donald Trump said the campaign finance system in the U.S. is a "horror show" and that many of his opponents in the 2016 presidential race are likely violating laws that prevent them from coordinating with super PACs. Published October 16, 2015

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference following a Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington in this Wednesday, June 17, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Donald Trump: Janet Yellen keeping interest rates low for political reasons

Real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Janet Yellen, who chairs the Federal Reserve, is keeping interest rates low for political reasons and that the Obama administration doesn't want to risk triggering a possible recession before the president leaves office. Published October 16, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) speaks to a large crowd inside of the Bishop Barnwell Room during a "Stand with Rand" rally on the campus of Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. (Kyle Green/Idaho Statesman via AP) ** FILE **

Rand Paul: We're in 2016 race for the long haul

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said Thursday that he's in the 2016 presidential race for the long haul, downplaying reports on his third-quarter fundraising total of $2.5 million. Published October 15, 2015

Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, listens as he gets the endorsement of former New Hampshire Sen. Gordon Humphrey, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) ** FILE **

John Kasich pledges to balance the federal budget in eight years as president

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Thursday laid out part of his agenda if elected to the White House, saying he plans to balance the federal budget in eight years, cut taxes while boosting military spending and return power from the federal government to the states in areas like education. Published October 15, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump managed to steal some attention even on the day of the first Democratic presidential debate. He agreed to host "Saturday Night Live" on NBC next month and live-tweeted the Democratic face-off. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump has huge leads in South Carolina, Nevada in latest polls

Businessman Donald Trump holds sizable leads on his next-closest 2016 GOP competitor, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, in the early presidential states of South Carolina and Nevada, according to a pair of polls released Wednesday that showed the rest of the field well back. Published October 14, 2015

A "surge" in Republican preference for those with new ideas and different outlooks likely drives the popularity of "outsider" candidates like Donald Trump and Ben Carson. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Donald Trump: It looks like a two-man race on the GOP side

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday the contest for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination is starting to look like a two-man race between himself and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and that he might have to start going after Mr. Carson even though the doctor has been nice to him. Published October 14, 2015