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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a town hall meeting, Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Sparta, N.J. Christie has been holding frequent town halls in the early-voting state of New Hampshire as he prepares for an expected presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Chris Christie to push for strong military, defend U.S. intelligence

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday is once again scheduled to be in the early presidential state of New Hampshire, where he will call for a robust U.S. military and defend government surveillance efforts in his third major policy speech in the Granite State in recent weeks. Published May 18, 2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gestures while speaking at a breakfast ahead of this afternoon's convening of the Georgia Republican Convention, Friday, May 15, 2015, in Athens, (AP Photo/David Goldman)

In N.H., Chris Christie forcefully defends Patriot Act, U.S. intelligence

Citing his post-9/11 experience prosecuting terrorists using tools like the Patriot Act, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday offered a forceful defense of U.S. intelligence and surveillance techniques, saying the ongoing debate over the subject is being dominated by "intellectual purists" worried about theoretical abuses that haven't occurred. Published May 18, 2015

FILE - This Oct. 20, 2014 file photo shows George Stephanopoulos at the 24th Annual Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame Awards in New York. Stephanopoulos has apologized for not notifying his employer and viewers about two contributions totaling $50,000 that he made to the Clinton Foundation. ABC's news division said Thursday, May 15, 2015, that "we stand behind him." The donations, made in two installments in 2013 and 2014 and first reported in Politico, were made because of Stephanopoulos' interest in the foundation's work on global AIDS prevention and deforestation, he said. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

ABC's Stephanopoulos apologizes for Clinton donations amid concerns about 2016 coverage

ABC's George Stephanopoulos issued an on-air apology Friday for failing to disclose $75,000 in donations he made to the Clinton Foundation, saying he should have gone the "extra mile" to avoid the appearance of a conflict as conservatives called into question his ability to fairly cover the upcoming presidential election cycle. Published May 15, 2015

Ben Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, set himself apart from the 2016 Republican field by boasting of his outsider status and "real life" experience. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Ben Carson: 'We're on our deathbed'

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who grew up in poverty in Detroit before eventually going on to become a world-renowned doctor, says he hopes "inspiration" is a part of his 2016 presidential candidacy. Published May 15, 2015

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2010 file photo, then-Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., makes his concession speech to his supporters in Middleton, Wis., after losing to Republican challenger Ron Johnson for the Wisconsin U.S. Senate seat. Feingold announced Thursday he will run to reclaim the U.S. Senate seat he lost five years ago to Republican Ron Johnson, fulfilling the hopes of Democrats who have been pushing for the liberal to return to the political arena.  (AP Photo/Joe Koshollek, File)

Russ Feingold running for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin in 2016

Saying his desire to serve is "stronger than ever," former Democratic U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold announced Thursday he is running for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin again, seeking to win back the seat he lost during the GOP wave in the 2010 midterm elections. Published May 14, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at a Clark County Republican Party dinner Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Jeb Bush: 'I would have not gone into Iraq'

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Thursday that he would not have gone into Iraq, seeking to clarify his position on the issue after being presented with questions on the war several times over the past week. Published May 14, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at an event at Rancho High School in Las Vegas on May 5, 2016. (Associated Press)

Hillary Clinton's Benghazi testimony being held up by State Dept.: Trey Gowdy

The chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Thursday blamed the State Department for failing to comply with outstanding requests for information, signaling that highly-anticipated testimony from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is likely to be delayed. Published May 14, 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

Federal investigators are working to determine why an Amtrak train sped up unsafely and jumped the tracks in a Philadelphia neighborhood Tuesday, killing seven and injuring dozens more. (Associated Press)

Amtrak train derailed after racing into sharp curve at 106 mph

Federal investigators have determined that the Amtrak train that crashed Tuesday night and killed seven people aboard had been traveling at 106 mph into a 50 mph curve that was not equipped with a widespread safety program to limit train speeds, and which a key federal safety official said Wednesday likely would have prevented the crash. 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