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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 Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney met with donors Friday, which was seen as a signal that he's ready to compete for the big donors and the key fundraisers who power the establishment wing of the GOP. (Associated Press)

Mitt Romney leads GOP pack in Iowa, poll shows

Former Massachusetts Gov. and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney leads a pack of possible 2016 GOP presidential contenders in a new poll of 404 registered Republican voters in Iowa, home of the first-in-the-nation caucuses. Published January 14, 2015

In this Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, file photo, a member of the Muslim community of Madrid holds a banner reading "Islam is love" during a gathering to honor the 17 victims, who died during three days of bloodshed in Paris. (Associated Press) **FILE**

U.S. voters say Islam encourages violence more than most religions: poll

A new poll shows that most likely voters in the United States believe Islam, as practiced today, encourages violence more than most other religions and nearly two-thirds now think there is a global conflict in the world today between Western civilization and Islam. Published January 13, 2015

"This is a plan to grow the paychecks of all, not just the wealth of a few. This proposal attacks the chronic problem of stagnant middle-class incomes from both directions it promotes bigger paychecks and lets workers keep more of what they earn," Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the ranking member on the House Budget Committee, said in a speech announcing House Democrats' "action plan' at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank in Washington. (Associated Press)

Dems double down on liberal populism, push bolder wealth redistribution

House Democrats, fresh off massive election losses, say the problem is they didn't make a bold enough case for tax increases and wealth transfer to the poor. They rectified that Monday with a speech by Rep. Chris Van Hollen proposing tax increases on the wealthy with the money going straight to tax cuts for the poor and middle class. Published January 12, 2015

Gas prices under $2 a gallon are seen at a service station in Leonia, N.J., in this Jan. 9, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

GOP lawmaker praises 'groovy' alternative energy technologies

Rep. Jeff Duncan, South Carolina Republican, said if the United States wants to expand the availability of land for solar and wind energy development, it should open up more federal land for exploration as part of an "all-of-the-above" approach to the issue. Published January 12, 2015

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. (AP Photo/The Monitor, Joel Martinez) ** FILE **

John Cornyn: Anywhere we have failed states, al Qaeda can organize

Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, said President Obama's not going to France for a unity rally in the wake of last week's attacks isn't the biggest issue for him, but that there has been too much political correctness in discussing events like the Fort Hood shooting and overseas wars. Published January 12, 2015

This Dec. 30, 2014, photo shows workers standing on scaffolding around the capitol dome as it's restored in Havana, Cuba. The first phase of the renovation required the repair or replacement of drain and water pipes and wiring, and involved extensive architectural work because the original plans for the building were mysteriously lost. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Cuba releases 53 prisoners as part of deal: report

Cuba has reportedly released all of the 53 prisoners it had pledged to set free as part of the recently announced moves to normalize relations between the communist island country and the United States. Published January 12, 2015