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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

Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican and presidential hopeful, speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, on July 18, 2015. (Associated Press)

Marco Rubio: 7/20/15 will be 'Obama's Capitulation Monday'

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says that history will remember July 20, 2015, as "Obama's Capitulation Monday" with the United Nations Security Council vote on the Iran nuclear deal and the opening of embassies in Washington and Havana as part of the U.S.'s re-establishing diplomatic ties with Cuba. Published July 20, 2015

Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican. (Associated Press) **FILE**

John McCain's fellow POW 'amused' by Donald Trump's remarks

Capt. Charlie Plumb, a fellow prisoner of war with Sen. John McCain of Arizona in Vietnam, said he was "amused" when he heard Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mr. McCain and prisoners of war and says his fellow POWs don't need an apology from someone like Mr. Trump who's never served in the military. Published July 20, 2015

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, speaks during a committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 7, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

John McCain: Donald Trump doesn't owe me an apology

Sen. John McCain of Arizona said Monday he thinks businessman Donald Trump doesn't owe him an apology but that he might owe an apology "to the families of those who have sacrificed in conflict and those who have undergone the prison experience in serving their country." Published July 20, 2015

Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, gestures while speaking during a visit to Thumbtack, an online startup, Thursday, July 16, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) ** FILE **

Jeb Bush: I will 'disrupt' establishment of 'Mount Washington'

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush cast himself as a political outsider Monday and vowed to "disrupt" the Washington, D.C., establishment by reining in federal spending and pushing for items such as a six-year lobbying ban on former members of Congress. Published July 20, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump holds a Henry repeating rifle that was presented to him after speaking at the Republican Party of Arkansas Reagan Rockefeller dinner in Hot Springs, Ark., Friday, July 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Donald Trump: 'I do not need to be lectured' by other 2016 GOP contenders

Businessman and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump says he doesn't need a lecture from any of his fellow presidential contenders in the wake of his recent comments about Sen. John McCain of Arizona, that the media is distorting his words, and that Mr. McCain "has failed the state of Arizona and the country." Published July 20, 2015

In this June 29, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles for a photographer before he addresses members of the City Club of Chicago, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Donald Trump adviser: 'Trump is not going anywhere'

Michael Cohen, executive vice president of the Trump Organization and special counsel to Donald Trump, said Monday that Mr. Trump isn't looking for controversy and that other Republican candidates are attacking him because they're worried about the real estate mogul's position in the polls. Published July 20, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican and presidential hopeful, speaks during a meet and greet event in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on July 1, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Rand Paul to mount fight to defund Planned Parenthood

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is planning a push next week to fully ban federal funding for Planned Parenthood, with his office saying the 2016 GOP presidential contender will use "all legislative vehicles at his disposal" to ensure immediate action. Published July 17, 2015

This Dec. 4, 2013, file photo shows Pitbull performing in concert during the Q102 Jingle Ball at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

Rapper Pitbull to Donald Trump: Beware of 'El Chapo'

Rapper Pitbull on Thursday called on some of businessman Donald Trump's rivals in the 2016 presidential race to step it up and advised Mr. Trump to beware of noted Mexican drug kingpin "El Chapo." Published July 17, 2015