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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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U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas Donohue speaks at the State of American Business 2015 event in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ** FILE **

Conservative-leaning groups to engage get-out-the-vote efforts for Republicans

Though they aren't actively supporting Donald Trump, conservative-leaning groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Koch political network are readying get-out-the-vote efforts that will aid Republicans — and consequently could boost the GOP's presidential nominee anyway. Published September 20, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Germain Arena, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in Ft. Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton trade barbs on terror after arrest

The arrest of an immigrant from Afghanistan in this weekend's bombings in New York and New Jersey cleaved new rifts in the presidential campaign Monday, with Republican nominee Donald Trump insisting he foresaw the attacks, which he said bolster his call to suspend immigration from world trouble spots. Published September 19, 2016

Donald Trump: John Kasich is not on board because 'he got beaten so badly'

Donald Trump said Monday he doesn't really care if people like Ohio Gov. John Kasich endorse him -- but he also didn't contradict Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, who on Sunday hinted at possible retribution for such holdout Republicans. Published September 19, 2016

In this Sept. 16, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the James L. Knight Center in Miami. Republicans are still counting on strong support from the Cuban-American community in south Florida as they try to win back the White House. But the GOP-Cuban alliance is softening, and Trump could speed the process. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump: 'We're going to have to be very tough'

Donald Trump on Monday lamented political correctness in the wake of the explosion over the weekend in New York City, saying police are hamstrung because they don't want to be accused of profiling and criticizing magazines that he said are providing how-to guides for building explosive devices. Published September 19, 2016

Misty Plowright, a transgender woman running as a Democrat for Congress in Colorado, was the Secular Coalition for America's "candidate of the week." She said, "Freedom and equality for all belief  are of the utmost importance to me." (Associated Press)

Candidates face rising 'nontheist' voting bloc

Atheists, agnostics and others religiously unaffiliated say their time is about to come in American politics, insisting that candidates from the federal to the local level will soon have to start trying to win them over. Published September 18, 2016

In this Sept. 3, 2016, file photo, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson speaks during a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Scott Morgan, File)

Gary Johnson, Jill Stein left off first debate stage

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced Friday it has invited Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump to participate in the first debate on Sept. 26 -- but not Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who failed to meet the polling threshold required to receive invitations. Published September 16, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a gathering with military leaders and veterans at the new Trump International Hotel in Washington, Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump blames Clinton camp for fueling 'birther' issue, admits Obama born in U.S.

Donald Trump sought Friday to put the "birther" issue behind him, saying for the first time that he believes President Obama was born in the United States -- officially ending a five-year crusade that helped pave the way for the billionaire businessman's presidential run, but also has tarnished his image among voters he might need in his corner to win the White House. Published September 16, 2016

This June 23, 2016, file photo shows Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., addressing supporters in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File) ** FILE **

Bernie Sanders: Donald Trump running a 'campaign of bigotry'

Sen. Bernard Sanders said Friday that Donald Trump's campaign is about "bigotry and that Mr. Trump led the "birther" movement several years ago that questioned whether President Obama was actually born in the United States. Published September 16, 2016