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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski

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

Articles by David Sherfinski

Jeb Bush atop potential 2016 GOP field in new poll

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush leads a new national poll on the potential 2016 Republican presidential field, as former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee dropped 6 points from a month ago and out of the lead. Published March 18, 2015

Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to the reporters at United Nations headquarters on March 10, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Hillary Clinton favorability ticks down; public split on email flap: poll

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's favorability is down a bit in a new poll as she inches closer to announcing a decision on a 2016 presidential run, and the public is divided on the recent controversy over her use of a private email while serving in the Obama administration. Published March 17, 2015

Hillary Rodham Clinton could face up to three years in prison per message if she is found to have broken her word and handled classified information on the secret account, one open records expert told The Washington Times. (Associated Press)

Boehner calls for Clinton to turn over server to 'neutral third party'

House Speaker John A. Boehner on Tuesday called on former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to turn her private server over to a third party in the wake of the recent controversy over her exclusive use of private email while serving as the nation's top diplomat. Published March 17, 2015

In this Feb. 6, 2015 photo, Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., answers questions from the media as he returns to Peoria, Ill., to speak to the Peoria County Farm Bureau. A shell company linked to Schock paid a political donor $300,000 last year for a commercial property in Peoria then took out a $600,000 mortgage for the property from a local bank run by other donors, Illinois state and county records show.   (AP Photo/Journal Star, Fred Zwicky)

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock to resign

Facing inquiries over his use of office funds and other financial discrepancies, embattled GOP Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois said Tuesday he's resigning from Congress at the end of the month. Published March 17, 2015

House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, about former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton using her personal email account for official business. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

Benghazi committee extends deadline on Clinton subpoena

The House Select Committee on Benghazi is giving former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton more time to comply with a subpoena sent earlier this month for all of Mrs. Clinton's communications related to Libya. Published March 17, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, listens to Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, before resuming talks over Iran's nuclear program in Lausanne, Switzerland, Monday, March 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool)

68 percent of Americans favor direct negotiations with Iran over nukes: poll

Though a recent poll showed that Americans are skeptical Iran would slow or stop its development of nuclear weapons as a result of a treaty being negotiated by President Obama, more than two-thirds do favor direct diplomatic negotiations between the U.S. and Iran on the matter in a new poll. Published March 17, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks with area residents at a packed house party Friday, March 13, 2015, in Dover, N.H. On his opening foray into New Hampshire for his likely campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Bush challenged voters here to spend time learning about the issues and avoid shrill partisan sniping. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Jeb Bush: 'Preying on people's fears' not the answer on immigration

Speaking in the early presidential state of South Carolina on Tuesday, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush defended his views on immigration and said that if people want to consider running for office they need to "stop preying on people's fears" and "stop dividing us." Published March 17, 2015

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks to students during a discussion on criminal justice reform at Bowie State University, in Bowie, Md., Friday, March 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) ** FILE **

Rand Paul: Clintons kind of think 'the law's for you ordinary people'

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, says he wishes someone had provided former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton with somewhat of a technological tutorial in the wake of the recent flap over her use of private email as the country's top diplomat. Published March 16, 2015