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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 June 29, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles for a photographer before he addresses members of the City Club of Chicago, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Donald Trump sits atop another national poll on 2016 GOP field

Businessman Donald Trump is the front-runner in a second national poll this week on the 2016 GOP field, holding an edge over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in a Fox News poll released Thursday. Published July 17, 2015

In this June 29, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles for a photographer before he addresses members of the City Club of Chicago, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Donald Trump: 'I'm actually a conservative with a heart'

Businessman Donald Trump on Thursday said the country has to provide health care for the poor and that he's "actually a conservative with a heart" who can work out deals with hospitals to make it happen. Published July 16, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during a campaign event at a Harley-Davidson dealership Tuesday, July 14, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Wisconsin court ends probe of Scott Walker 2012 recall campaign

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday handed a big political win to Gov. Scott Walker, closing a long-running investigation into alleged illegal coordination between Mr. Walker's 2012 recall campaign and outside conservative advocacy groups. Published July 16, 2015

Opponents trash Donald Trump as his poll numbers soar

Donald Trump is dominating the Republican presidential race, surging in the polls, sucking up all the oxygen with revelations of a net worth in excess of $10 billion, and leaving his opponents sputtering that his candidacy is ruining the GOP. Published July 15, 2015

In this July 9, 2015 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,  speaks at the Alliance for Retired Americans 2015 National Legislative Conference in Washington.    From his run for mayor of Burlington to numerous campaigns for Congress, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has for more than three decades eschewed traditional party labels in his pursuit of political office, winning election after election as an independent.  (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

New poll shows Bernie Sanders gaining on Hillary Clinton, with Joe Biden looming

Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont independent, has gained some ground against former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton over the past few months in the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, though Mrs. Clinton still has a firm grasp on the top spot, according to a new poll. Published July 15, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shakes hands prior to speaking at a rally before a crowd of 3,500 Saturday, July 11, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

N.H., Iowa, S.C. newspapers to sponsor GOP presidential forum Aug. 3

Leading newspapers in the early presidential states of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina are co-sponsoring a Republican presidential forum on Aug. 3, just days before the first Republican National Committee-sanctioned debate is to be held in Cleveland. Published July 15, 2015