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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

Vice President Joe Biden speaks about U.S. policy in Iraq, Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the National Defense University in Washington, in advance of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s visit to Washington, next week. The vice president was to discuss Iraq’s political and military progress, and the work that lies ahead to defeat ISIL and forge a more inclusive Iraq.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

'Draft Biden' director: Americans want someone 'who is human'

The leader of an organized movement to draft Vice President Joseph R. Biden into the 2016 presidential race said Friday that Americans want someone who is "human" and declined to say whether he would support former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton if Mr. Biden doesn't run. Published April 10, 2015

Former Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during the New Yorker's Family Research Foundation legislative day event on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) ** FILE **

Rick Santorum's PAC slams Hillary Clinton over emails

Patriot Voices, the political action committee of former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, is out with a hard-hitting online ad hammering former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton over her use of a private email system as the nation's top diplomat. Published April 10, 2015

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley speaks with area business leaders during a Politics and Eggs breakfast, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Bedford, N.H. The stop is one of many for those seeking their party's nomination for president. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) ** FILE **

Martin O'Malley: Presidency not a 'hereditary right'

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley continued to poke at the notion of political dynasties this week in the early presidential state of Iowa, declaring that the presidency is not a "hereditary right." Published April 10, 2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in Washington in this March 23, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Hillary Clinton loses ground to GOP in Colorado, Iowa as favorability drops

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is losing ground against much of the prospective 2016 GOP presidential field in key swing states as her favorability drops and voters question her honesty and trustworthiness, according to results released Thursday by Quinnipiac University. Published April 9, 2015

Presidential hopeful, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., center, meets with supporters at Murpheys Taproom, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Rand Paul: 'Am I sometimes thin-skinned? Yes'

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky acknowledged that he can lose his cool at times in television interviews, saying it's easier to have a "reasonable conversation" sitting down with someone as opposed to the often-contentious nature of TV. Published April 9, 2015

In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, second from left, is depicted standing with his defense attorneys William Fick, left, Judy Clarke, second from right, and David Bruck, right, as the jury presents its verdict in his federal death penalty trial Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Boston. Tsarnaev was convicted on multiple charges in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when twin pressure-cooker bombs exploded near the finish line. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)

Elizabeth Warren: Tsarnaev 'should die in prison'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Dzokhar Tsarnaev, who was found guilty Wednesday of all 30 counts of federal charges tied to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, should die in prison rather than get the death penalty. Published April 9, 2015

Sen. Richard H. Black (Associated Press)

Virginia state senator cited by Islamic State's magazine

Virginia state Sen. Richard H. Black calls it a badge of honor to have been singled out as an enemy of the Islamic State in the current issue of its English-language magazine Dabiq, but the Loudoun County Republican says he feels for others targeted by the terrorist group. Published April 8, 2015

Former technology executive Carly Fiorina speaks during the Freedom Summit, in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 24, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Carly Fiorina mocks Hillary: 'She clearly doesn’t understand technology'

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said this week that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton "clearly doesn't understand technology very well" and that Mrs. Clinton compromised her emails by setting up a private system and server while serving as the nation's top diplomat. Published April 8, 2015

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., attends a groundbreaking ceremony for the Interstate 11 Boulder City bypass project Monday, April 6, 2015, in Boulder City, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Harry Reid: 'Of course' Mitt Romney paid taxes

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, who accused 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the last presidential campaign of not paying taxes for 10 years, said this week that "of course" Mr. Romney paid taxes but that the former Massachusetts governor still hasn't shown his returns to the American public. Published April 8, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, smiles as he sits in the front row as he waits to be introduced before speaking at a town hall event at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Super PACs backing Ted Cruz expect $31 million haul by end of the week

A set of newly-formed super PACs backing Sen. Ted Cruz for president plans to collect more than $31 million in contributions by the end of the week — a staggering sum in support of the Texas Republican, who declared his candidacy a little more than two weeks ago. Published April 8, 2015

Sen., Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks in Manchester, N.H., in this March 20, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Rand Paul: Fed. government 'an enormous monster with tentacles'

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky declared in a fundraising e-mail Tuesday morning that, as expected, he's officially announcing his candidacy for president later on in Louisville, writing that Washington, D.C., has been "turned into a land of make-believe." Published April 7, 2015