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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski

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

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Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Charles Schumer wants federal probe into airline fare prices

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, wants the Department of Justice and Department of Transportation to investigate why airline fares are so high even as gas prices are falling across the country and airlines are raking in billions in profits. Published December 15, 2014

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Republican, is one of the few 2016 aspirants to wade boldly into the debate on the side of law and order, suggesting much of the foment has been fanned by third parties who live and work far from the communities they claim to be helping. (Associated Press)

RNC has 34 candidates in 2016 presidential straw poll

For evidence of the wide-open nature of the 2016 GOP field of potential presidential candidates, look no further than the Republican National Committee's presidential straw poll, which contains 34 names of past and possibly future candidates. Published December 15, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at Georgetown University in Washington in this Dec. 3, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Hillary Clinton: Good decisions based on 'evidence,' not ideology, gut feelings

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made a pitch to increase data-driven research and solutions with the end goal of improving the lives of women and girls around the world, saying good decisions in government, business, and life, are based on evidence rather than ideology or gut feelings. Published December 15, 2014

U.S. military guards walk within Camp Delta military-run prison, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, June 27, 2006. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Obama on Gitmo: Administration readies more transfers

The population at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is down to 136 — the lowest since shortly after it opened in 2002 — as President Obama tries to look for ways to fulfill his pledge upon entering office to close the facility, a move Republicans on Capitol Hill have opposed. Published December 12, 2014

Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney. (AP Photo/Olivia Harris, Pool, File)

Dick Cheney: CIA torture report is 'full of crap'

Former Vice President Dick Cheney, a strong proponent of the enhanced interrogation program run by the CIA post-9/11, called the report released this week by Senate Democrats on the program a "terrible piece of work" and "deeply flawed." Published December 11, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry answers questions during an interview with The Associated Press at the historic Texas Governor's Mansion, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Rick Perry: 'Oops' won't be on my obituary

As Texas Gov. Rick Perry continues laying the groundwork for a possible run at the White House in 2016, he says he's confident he can get past one of the moments that doomed him in his 2012 run. Published December 11, 2014