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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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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks in Nashville, Tenn., in this May 30, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, File)

Jeb Bush on GOP primary: 'This isn't tiddlywinks we're playing'

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush extended somewhat of an olive branch on Tuesday to the 2016 GOP field, saying any of the Republicans running for president would be better than former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton or President Obama, while also predicting there will be some "elbows and knees under the boards" in the intra-party nominating contest to come. Published June 2, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in Columbia, S.C., in this May 27, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

'Stop Hillary' group pointedly refuses to change name after FEC request

A group called the "Stop Hillary PAC" is pointedly refusing to change its name after the Federal Election Commission (FEC) said it could be running afoul of campaign finance laws by using former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's name without her authorization. Published June 2, 2015

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City, on Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams) ** FILE **

Rick Perry: 'I would rescind any agreement' Obama makes with Iran

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said one his first acts if elected president would be to rescind any negotiated agreement President Obama works out on Iran's nuclear program and said Mr. Obama has not demonstrated sufficient leadership in departments like the embattled Veterans Administration. Published June 2, 2015

The new Democrat: Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announces his intent to enter the 2016 presidential race. (Associated Press)

Martin O'Malley: 'Big banks on Wall Street' shouldn't choose president

Early on in his presidential campaign, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is repeatedly hitting on a reported quote from a top Wall Street executive to suggest that neither former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton nor former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush would do enough to rein in big banks in the wake of the 2008 economic collapse. Published June 1, 2015

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (Associated Press) **FILE**

Mike Huckabee on Rand Paul: 'He truly believes this'

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Monday he's not going to "impugn" the motives of Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky in Mr. Paul's fight against the Patriot Act, but reiterated his call for presidential candidates to give up their taxpayer-funded jobs once they jump into the race. Published June 1, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, right, takes the wheel with former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, center, and former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich during a fundraiser for the Belknap County Republican Committee aboard the motor vessel Mount Washington on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire, Friday, May 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Scott Walker expands early lead in Iowa: poll

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is continuing his strong early showing in Iowa, leading other candidates and potential candidates in the 2016 GOP field with 17 percent of the vote in a new poll. Published June 1, 2015

National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka speaks in Portland, Ore., on May 18, 2015, about the organization's concerns over the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty that President Obama is pushing. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO chief, warns Hillary Clinton on trade deal

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton needs to take a position on a proposed trade deal with Pacific Rim nations, warning that the wrong stance could cost her the organizing power of the labor group and saying his group might not endorse a candidate at all in the 2016 presidential election. Published May 29, 2015