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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at dsherfinski@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by David Sherfinski

**FILE** Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican (Associated Press)

Rep. King: 'Wrong' to use Benghazi to go after Clinton

Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican, said Friday there are many unanswered questions surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack on Benghazi, but that to use the incident to attack former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is "wrong." Published May 16, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. responds to questions about threats he has received that are being investigated by the U.S. Capitol Police, Tuesday, April 29, 2014 during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Reid says he's received threats mailed to his home that he calls "ugly, vile, vulgar" which cite scripture from the Bible. (AP Photo)

Harry Reid taking heat to form select committee on Benghazi scandal

Citing unanswered questions surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, three dozen Republican senators wrote a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Thursday asking him to reconsider his decision not to name a select committee to investigate the matter in the Senate. Published May 15, 2014

House's top investigator issued a subpoena Thursday demanding that Secretary of State John F. Kerry appear before Congress at the end of this month to answer questions about whether he stonewalled a Benghazi investigation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, pool)

Issa subpoenas Kerry to testify on Benghazi; SecState so far 'unavailable'

Accusing the State Department of bad faith, the House's top investigator issued a subpoena Thursday demanding that Secretary of State John F. Kerry appear before Congress at the end of this month to answer questions about whether he stonewalled a Benghazi investigation. Published May 15, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. pauses as he speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, following a Senate Policy Luncheon. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Harry Reid: Obama judicial nominee Michael Boggs 'not in the mainstream'

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday would not commit to bringing the nomination of Michael Boggs for a federal judgeship in Georgia up for a floor vote if the nomination got through committee, reiterating his personal opposition to the confirmation. Published May 15, 2014

**FILE** National Security Adviser Susan Rice (Associated Press)

Susan Rice predicts Benghazi panel will come up empty

U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice said Wednesday she isn't aware of anything else the Obama administration has said or done in relation to the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that hasn't been made public, and it's hard to imagine what will come of probing the issue further. Published May 14, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton, left, listens as former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a student conference for the Clinton Global Initiative University, Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. More than 1,000 college students are gathered at Arizona State University this weekend as part of the Clinton Global Initiative University's efforts to advance solutions to pressing world challenges. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Bubba is certain: Hillary 'did what she should have done' on Benghazi

Ex-President Bill Clinton sprang to the defense of his wife Wednesday, insisting that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton responded properly to the September 2012 Benghazi attack just as a select House committee has been charged with investigating what happened. Published May 14, 2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks at her weekly news briefing Friday, May 9, 2014, on Capitol Hill, in Washington. House Democrats stand deeply divided over whether to participate in a Republican-led investigation of the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, with Pelosi calling the newest probe a "political stunt."  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Pelosi rejects Boehner's latest Benghazi committee offer

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday rejected Republicans' latest proposal for how the body's select committee on Benghazi will operate, potentially putting Democratic participation in the process in jeopardy. Published May 9, 2014

House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, joined at right by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., responds to a point from Democrats on the panel as lawmakers work on the creation of a special select committee to investigate the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the ambassador and three other Americans, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. House Republicans on Wednesday moved toward an election-year special investigation of the deadly attack, brushing aside Democratic concerns over the panel's scope and composition. The Obama administration, meanwhile, accused Republicans of "political motivation" after they issued a fundraising email linked to the Benghazi probe. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House votes to create special panel for Benghazi investigation

Saying they were tired of administration stonewalling, House Republicans voted Thursday to create a select committee to investigate the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi — but drew only scant support from Democrats who rallied around President Obama and called the probe a partisan inquisition. Published May 8, 2014

Field of teams: Tea party candidate Ben Sasse (left) and establishment-backed candidate Shane Osborn are opening a new front in Nebraska politics. They are in the middle of a bitter national struggle in the Republican Party between one wing determined to maintain traditional control and insurgents trying to change direction. (Associated Press photographs)

Cornhusker clash: Nebraska sees nasty fight in GOP Senate primary

With less than a week to go, the Nebraska Republican primary race for U.S. Senate has turned into the nastiest political fight in the country, with the two top candidates and their allies accusing each other of everything from using their own children as political shields to betraying the U.S. Navy. Published May 8, 2014

** FILE ** Secretary of State Hillary Rodham testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador J. Chris Stevens and three other Americans. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Hillary Clinton: No reason for further Benghazi probe

As the U.S. House of Representatives moved toward organizing a select committee to investigate the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she's "absolutely" satisfied with the information that's come out and said there's no reason to go any further. Published May 7, 2014

House Republicans clear way for Benghazi investigation

House Republicans cleared the way Wednesday for a special investigative committee to look into the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack, pushing the resolution establishing the probe through the House Rules Committee and setting up a full House vote later this week. Published May 7, 2014

Ayotte: 'Not too late' on Benghazi: 'We have to get to the bottom of this'

Sen. Kelly Ayotte said Sunday she's glad House Speaker John A. Boehner has called for a select committee to investigate the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya and that there has been important work done on the issue in relevant committees but that the investigation thus far has been "disjointed." Published May 4, 2014