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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at

Articles by David Sherfinski

In this Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 photo, President Barack Obama listens in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington as Ashton Carter speaks during the announcement of Carter for defense secretary.  The White House says President Barack Obama is getting some medical tests at a military hospital just outside Washington after complaining of a sore throat.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Voters divided on states suing over Obama's immigration plan: poll

A narrow plurality of voters in the country are in favor of their state suing over President Obama's recently-announced executive actions to grant temporary legal status and work permits to more than 4 million illegal immigrants in the country. Published December 8, 2014

President Barack Obama speaks during the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Capital Hilton in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, to announce an initiative aimed at improving conditions and opportunities for American Indian youth, more than a third of whom live in poverty. The president also spoke about a grand jury that cleared a white New York City police officer in the videotaped chokehold death of an unarmed black man who had been stopped on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes. The decision not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo threatened to add to the tensions that have simmered in the city since the July 17 death of Eric Garner (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Conservative group: GOP bill to counter Obama on amnesty 'purely symbolic'

The conservative advocacy group Heritage Action for America says it will "key vote" against an upcoming government funding bill unless it expressly prohibits President Obama from implementing his executive actions legalizing potentially millions of illegal immigrants in the country. Published December 4, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.  Just days before government funding expires, House Republican leaders are trying to strike a balance between the conservatives determined to stop President Barack Obama’s immigration order and other lawmakers just as determined to avoid another politically damaging shutdown. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Boehner defends amnesty strategy, Obama vows veto

House Speaker John A. Boehner said Congress's hand is weak when it comes to trying to stop President Obama's executive actions on immigration, but said Thursday he and his GOP colleagues will try anyway — though he refused to say whether he would use the power of the purse to its fullest extent. Published December 4, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reacts as she is introduced to speak at the Massachusetts Conference for Women in Boston, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Hillary Clinton: 'We have allowed our criminal justice system to get out of balance'

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said she's "very pleased" that the U.S. Department of Justice is moving forward with investigations into recent cases involving the deaths of black men and the conduct of police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City, weighing in on the controversies as unrest continued across the country over recent grand jury decisions. Published December 4, 2014