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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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Immigrants who have been caught crossing the border illegally are housed inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas, where they are processed on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Rick Loomis, Pool) ** FILE **

Six in 10 dissatisfied with current immigration levels: poll

Six in 10 Americans say they're dissatisfied with the level of immigration into the United States, as House Republicans think about joining the legal fight over President Obama's executive actions on the issue. Published January 29, 2015

Even Mitt Romney has moved to distance himself from his notorious "47 percent" remarks as he prepares for a third run at the White House, saying that the GOP needs to find ways to connect with middle class families that are struggling to make ends meet. (Associated Press)

Second pro-Romney radio ad hits Christie, Bush, Palin

A production company owned by a supporter of 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has released its second radio ad boosting Mr. Romney in as many weeks and indirectly knocking a few of his potential 2016 rivals in the process. Published January 28, 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 blasts 'petulant' Obama over Netanyahu snub: 'Childish'

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, said he was fine with House Speaker John A. Boehner's inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a joint meeting of Congress and blasted President Obama for his decision not to meet with Mr. Netanyahu while he's in Washington. Published January 28, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during the Freedom Summit, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Scott Walker on White House run: Not a good idea to bet against me

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he's eyeing a decision on a presidential run by midsummer and that the country needs leadership from "outside Washington" — a pitch that's become a common refrain from governors and former governors considering 2016 bids. Published January 28, 2015

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Virginia Senate OKs bills on exercise, discipline in school

The Virginia state Senate easily passed bills Tuesday that would require students in kindergarten through fifth grade to exercise an average of at least 20 minutes per day and direct the state Board of Education to develop regulations on the use of isolation and restraint of children in public schools. Published January 27, 2015

David Koch speaks in Orlando, Fla., in this Aug. 30, 2013, file photo. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Koch network hopes to spend nearly $1 billion in 2016: reports

The network backed by the conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch plans to spend nearly $1 billion on the 2016 elections, laying down a financial marker well before the cycle truly gets under way. Published January 27, 2015

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry pumps his fist as he walks on stage during the Freedom Summit, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Rick Perry heading to South Carolina and Pennsylvania after Iowa

Fresh off a trip to Iowa, home of the first-in-the-nation caucuses, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to attend two public events in the first-in-the-south presidential primary state of South Carolina Tuesday before heading to Pennsylvania for a Republican party dinner Friday. Published January 27, 2015

Rick Santorum in Iowa pitches foreign policy expertise, chides governors

Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania made the pitch in Iowa Monday that he has the foreign policy chops to go toe-to-toe with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016 and that governors don't have the vision to think outside the box on issues like education. Published January 27, 2015

Brad Whitehead of Manchester, England fires a fully automatic machine gun at Machine Guns Vegas Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Las Vegas. Most visitors to Machine Guns Vegas have already pulled the trigger on an Uzi or an M5, from the behind the controls of their XBox. But with strict gun laws keeping the real thing out of reach for most people, especially outside the U.S., indoor shooting ranges with high-powered weapons have become a hot tourist attraction. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Virginia Senate panel shoots down gun control bills

A Virginia Senate panel on Monday killed several gun control initiatives pushed by Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe, including bills to require universal background checks on gun show sales and reinstatement of the state's recently-lifted ban on purchasing more than one handgun per month. Published January 26, 2015