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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

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker participates in the opening session of the National Governors Winter Meeting in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Scott Walker slams liberal media's 'gotcha' agenda

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker took a few shots at the press Monday, dinging reporters for a focus on "gotcha moments" he says are of little import to regular Americans. Published February 24, 2015

In this Feb. 9, 2015, file photo, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal talks about his plan for national education reform at a policy breakfast on Capitol Hill in Washington. His budget maneuvers have created shortfalls and hefty debts for the state's next governor. Now, the Republican is running out of short-term patches and is struggling to plug a $1.6 billion budget hole just as he tries to build support for a possible 2016 presidential run.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Bobby Jindal: Obama 'incapable of being commander-in-chief'

In a sharply-worded new critique, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says that President Obama's handling of the Islamic State terrorist group has shown the country he is "incapable of bring commander-in-chief of the United States of America." Published February 23, 2015

Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 17, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Rubio heads to N.H. for latest book tour stop

Sen. Marco Rubio's book tour through early presidential states continues this week in New Hampshire, where the Florida Republican is scheduled to meet with potential voters and promote his newest work, "American Dreams." Published February 23, 2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at Georgetown University in Washington on Dec. 3, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Super PAC uses Elizabeth Warren's words against Hillary Clinton

American Crossroads, the super PAC founded in part by longtime Republican political operative Karl Rove, took aim at former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in a new online ad released Monday that makes use of the words of Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Published February 23, 2015

Former first lady Maureen McDonnell, left, arrives at federal court with her son Bobby for her sentencing on corruption charges in Richmond, Va., Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Federal prosecutors have recommended an 18-month prison term, six months less than former Gov. Bob McDonnell received when he was convicted on 11 counts last month. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Ex-Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell sentenced to 1 year

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell was sentenced to one year and one day behind bars Friday for her role in a corruption scheme in which she and her husband, former Gov. Bob McDonnell, were found guilty of promoting a wealthy businessman's products in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts and loans. Published February 20, 2015

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks with area business leaders, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Bedford, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) ** FILE **

Rick Perry: Unrealistic to send 11 million illegal immigrants home

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said that while a conversation about immigration reform has to start with border security, it's unrealistic to think that the approximately 11 million people in the country illegally can just be sent home. Published February 19, 2015

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama underwater in Colorado, Virginia, Iowa: poll

A majority of voters in three swing states disapprove of how President Obama is handling his job and by wide margins want to see the next president shift away from his policies. Published February 19, 2015