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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

US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, right, listens to  NATO Response Force soldiers during his visit to  the I. German-Dutch Brigade in Muenster, Germany, Monday, June 22, 2015. The troops are part  of NATO's Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF).  (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Ashton Carter: 'We continue to hope that Russia will change course'

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that U.S. assets being deployed to NATO countries largely for training purposes are designed to be a response to Russia's "provocations" but that the U.S. is holding out hope that Russia will change its course in the region. Published June 23, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Manchester Community College in Manchester, N.H., on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Trump announced his candidacy for President  yesterday. (Elizabeth Frantz/Concord Monitor via AP)

No joke: The Donald is surging in New Hampshire

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is leading the 2016 GOP field in a new survey on the early state of New Hampshire, with fellow newly declared presidential candidate Donald Trump close behind him. Published June 23, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (right), campaigning with Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, talks to reporters in Aston, Pa., in April 2012. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Mitt Romney assails NYT over story on Marco Rubio's finances

Former Massachusetts Gov. and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney tore into The New York Times for a recent article on the finances of Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida that said Mr. Rubio's financial management was flagged by Mr. Romney's team when vetting the Florida Republican in 2012 as a possible running mate. Published June 12, 2015

Party insiders expect Jeb Bush and his allies to surpass the 2012 nominee Mitt Romney's opening fundraising haul. But winning over voters will be tougher, the analysts said. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Mitt Romney on Jeb Bush: 'A candidate makes mistakes -- I'm proof of that'

Former Massachusetts Gov. and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said he thinks former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush would probably like a mulligan on the recent question on the 2003 invasion of Iraq but said that Mr. Bush is a "very capable person" who could raise more money than all the other GOP presidential contenders put together. Published June 12, 2015

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., answers questions during an interview with The Associated Press in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington in this June 9, 2015, photo. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Paul Ryan: 'We have the votes that we hope to have' on trade

Rep. Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican who has led the House push on free trade, said Thursday "we have the votes that we hope to have" ahead of a scheduled Friday showdown on granting President Obama fast-track authority on trade deals. But, Mr. Ryan cautioned, some Democratic support will also be necessary to secure final passage. Published June 11, 2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks about education reform, Thursday, June 11, 2015, at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

In Iowa, Christie slams unions, details education agenda

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday relayed his own battles with teachers' unions and dismissed the notion of free college as a "typical liberal approach" as he laid out his vision for K-12 and higher education in America. Published June 11, 2015

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during a stop at Panora Telecom Solutions, Monday, June 8, 2015, in Panora, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Rick Santorum signs ATR tax pledge

Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, has signed Americans for Tax Reform's Taxpayer Protection Pledge committing to oppose and veto any efforts to raise taxes, the group said Thursday. Published June 11, 2015