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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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Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter speaks at a news conference near the scene of a deadly train wreck, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Philadelphia. An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night killing at least six people and injuring dozens more. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Black box found in deadly Amtrak crash: Philadelphia mayor

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said Wednesday the equivalent of a "black box" has been recovered from the deadly Amtrak train crash and is being analyzed, and the National Transportation Safety Board said they are still investigating the cause of the Tuesday crash that killed six people. Published May 13, 2015

Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican and presidential hopeful, speaks in Washington on April 15, 2015. (Associated Press)

Marco Rubio to detail three-pronged foreign policy doctrine

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who has played up his foreign policy chops while laying the groundwork for his 2016 White House run, will detail a three-pronged foreign policy doctrine during a speech in New York City Wednesday afternoon, calling for adequate military funding, protection of the American economy amid globalization, and "moral clarity" on America's core values. Published May 13, 2015

In this April 7, 2015, file photo, former Florida governor and potential Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush applauds a speaker during an energy forum which he hosted, at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Conservative group's new video declares Jeb Bush 'unelectable'

The conservative group ForAmerica is blasting out a video Wednesday declaring former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush "unelectable" for president, pointing out praise Mr. Bush has offered to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner. Published May 13, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush listens to his introduction before giving the commencement address at Liberty University in Williams Stadium at the school in Lynchburg, Va., Saturday, May 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Jeb Bush tries to clarify Iraq comments

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he must have interpreted a question incorrectly when he said recently that he would have authorized the invasion of Iraq and that armed with 20/20 hindsight, he's not sure what the decision would have been. Published May 13, 2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a likely Republican 2016 presidential candidate, gestures during an event at the University of New Hampshire in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Chris Christie: U.S. needs leaders 'who will fight' for middle class

Saying that America needs leaders who will fight for a middle class left behind in the current economy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday laid out an economic platform that called for a simpler tax code, reduced regulations, a national energy strategy and policies he says would incentivize hiring and technological innovation. Published May 12, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks in San Juan, Puerto Rico in this April 28, 2015, photo. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Jeb Bush: People can be 'persuaded' on immigration

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he thinks people can be "persuaded" on the issue of immigration and questioned whether people want to elect a president who will simply "bend with the wind." Published May 12, 2015

Former U.S President Bill Clinton speaks during a plenary session at the Clinton Global Initiative Middle East & Africa meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, int his May 6, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

Bernie Sanders: I'd love Bill Clinton to debate my wife

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said Monday he'd love to have former President Bill Clinton, the spouse of Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, debate his wife, Jane. Published May 11, 2015

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks to supporters in Hope, Ark., Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Huckabee announced that he is seeking the Republican nomination in the 2016 race for president. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Mike Huckabee defends diabetes product infomercial

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he's no longer doing infomercials for a product that claims to reverse diabetes now that he's a presidential candidate and said dietary supplements were just one of the elements of a plan he was advocating. Published May 11, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush listens to his introduction before giving the commencement address at Liberty University in Williams Stadium at the school in Lynchburg, Va., Saturday, May 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Jeb Bush: I would have authorized the invasion of Iraq

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he, too, would have authorized the invasion of Iraq but said that once the United States helped remove Saddam Hussein from power there wasn't enough of a focus on security. Published May 11, 2015

Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican and presidential hopeful, speaks in Washington on April 15, 2015. (Associated Press)

Marco Rubio: 'Not a single documented case of abuse' of NSA program

In a new opinion piece, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is defending the NSA's phone-snooping program that a federal panel recently ruled is not authorized under the post-9/11 Patriot Act, saying the program remains essential to the country's security. Published May 11, 2015