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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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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker delivers his state budget address at the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison, Wis. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart)

Scott Walker grabs lead in N.H. in new poll

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker leads a host of potential 2016 GOP presidential contenders in a new poll in the early presidential state of New Hampshire out Wednesday. Published February 4, 2015

Ben Carson addresses the Republican National Committee luncheon Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Ben Carson on Islamic State: 'We should be leading'

Retired neurosurgeon and potential 2016 presidential candidate Ben Carson said Wednesday that the United States should step up support and lead in the fight against the Islamic State terrorist group. Published February 4, 2015

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine speaks in Portland, Maine, in this Aug. 18, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Joel Page, File)

Angus King on Islamic State: This is 'Genghis Khan type of stuff'

Sen. Angus King, Maine Independent, said the burning execution of a Jordanian pilot by the Islamic State terrorist group could be a galvanizing moment for the region, and that the group's behavior calls to mind Mongol leader Genghis Khan. Published February 4, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks in San Francisco in this Jan. 23, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Jeb Bush scheduled to speak at Detroit Economic Club Wednesday

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will tell the Detroit Economic Club Wednesday that too many Americans "live on the edge of economic ruin" and that he plans to offer a "new vision" and plan of action different than what has been coming out of Washington, D.C. Published February 4, 2015

In this Jan. 16, 2015, file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.speaks with people at a restaurant in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Rand Paul gets hepatitis booster shot: 'Science is clear'

Facing a backlash over comments he made Monday about vaccinations and mental disorders, Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, got a booster vaccination for hepatitis A at the Capitol physician's office and said Tuesday that the "science is clear" on the matter. Published February 3, 2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at Georgetown University in Washington in this Dec. 3, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Hillary Clinton: Earth is round, sky is blue, and vaccines work

Former Secretary of State and potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has waded into the renewed debate this week over vaccines, saying the "science is clear" and that they work — and appearing to mock people who think otherwise. Published February 3, 2015

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to be best positioned to take advantage of the wide-open field following Mitt Romney's decision not to run for president, after a Des Moines Register poll showed him leading the pack among possible candidates at 15 percent. (Associated Press)

Scott Walker: GOP can't have 'another name from the past'

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told Iowans Monday night that if the GOP is going to take on a "name from the past" in 2016 in former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, they can't offer up the same — reiterating what could become a standard line of attack for some 2016 Republican hopefuls. Published February 3, 2015

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Dec. 17, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Marco Rubio to preside over hearing on U.S.-Cuba policy

Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican and one of the most outspoken critics of President Obama's recent move to normalize U.S.-Cuba relations, is scheduled to preside over a hearing Tuesday on the new U.S. policy changes toward the communist island country. Published February 3, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, in this Jan. 21, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama approval above 50 percent in five states in 2014

President Obama's approval rating was above 50 percent in five states in 2014, a year in which his ratings hovered in the low- to mid-40s and in which his party lost control of the U.S. Senate after the November midterm elections. Published February 3, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul's views on foreign policy and national security set him apart from the other Republicans hungering for the presidency. They can be expected to slam him as an isolationist, blind to the harsh realities of the international jungle. But his views of how the U.S. should deal with the world will offer a unique opening to voters who haven't always leaned right. (Associated Press)

Rand Paul: Vaccines can lead to 'mental disorders'

When asked by radio host Laura Ingraham Monday about his views on vaccination, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said that while he is not "anti-vaccine" at all, he thinks they should be voluntary. Published February 2, 2015