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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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The HealthCare.gov website is still up and running, days after congressional Republicans imposed a deadline to begin their promised Obamacare repeal. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Most think Trump, GOP will repeal Obamacare, pass tax reform: Poll

Most U.S. voters think President Trump and congressional Republicans will accomplish their stated goals this year such as repealing Obamacare and passing tax reform, while they were less optimistic about Mr. Trump's pledged U.S.-Mexico border wall getting done, according to a poll released Wednesday. Published March 8, 2017

The HealthCare.gov 2017 web site home page is seen on a laptop in Washington, in this Oct. 24, 2016, file photo. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Public narrowly opposes Obamacare: poll

A plurality of Americans are generally opposed to Obamacare, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday that showed somewhat of a turnaround from January. Published March 7, 2017

Trey Gowdy (Associated Press) **FILE**

Rep. Trey Gowdy: Trump administration now controls would-be paper trail on wiretaps

Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican, said Monday that the Trump administration now controls any paper trail that could back up Mr. Trump's claims that former President Obama ordered wiretaps on Trump Tower last year, and said the Justice Department is free to release any information that could support the allegations. Published March 6, 2017

Kellyanne Conway, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, watches during a meeting with parents and teachers, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) ** FILE **

Kellyanne Conway: Donald Trump has info and intelligence the rest of us do not

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Monday that President Trump has access to information and intelligence others do not and that "credible news sources" suggested there might be more to look into, after Mr. Trump accused former President Barack Obama over the weekend of tapping phones in Trump Tower during last year's campaign. Published March 6, 2017

President Trump still insists on building a wall along the southern border, but he is signaling a potential shift on a signature issue. He said he is open to giving legal status to some people living in the country illegally. (Associated Press)

GOP, Democrats swap rhetorical stances on legislating immigration reform

The script on the immigration debate flipped once again this week. Now it's a Republican president offering to reach a deal on a grand bargain that includes legalizing illegal immigrants, and it's Democrats who are balking, saying they can't trust the president to be an honest broker. Published March 1, 2017

Jaime Zapata, a special agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was fatally shot in February in an ambush. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

Feds missed chances to nab gun traffickers before 2011 shooting death of ICE agent

Federal agents missed a chance to pursue men connected to the shooting death of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in 2011 and improperly released another man involved in trafficking one of the weapons linked to the shooting, according to an inspector general's report released Wednesday. Published March 1, 2017