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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

Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/File)

Mitt Romney: 'Radical Islamists' do not share our values

Former Massachusetts Gov. and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Monday that the fight against the Islamic State terrorist group is not just a military one, but an ideological one and that "radical Islamists" do not share America's values. Published November 16, 2015

In this Nov. 11, 2015, photo, Republican Presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. For most presidential candidates, a compelling personal history is an essential item in the campaign tool kit. But, just as tales at the dinner table sometimes get embellished, so do stories on the campaign trail. Carson last week clarified previous claims that he’d been offered a scholarship to West Point, saying that while he’d been told he could get an appointment to the school, he never applied.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Ben Carson on Donald Trump attacks: 'I expect that kind of thing'

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Friday he's come to expect attacks like the ones leveled at him by 2016 GOP rival Donald Trump a day earlier and that he's not going to be dragged into a mudslinging contest. Published November 13, 2015

Bill Clinton's Pentagon paid psychics to gather intelligence via ESP

The scientist who used to run a now-defunct government program that tried to leverage psychics to mine defense intelligence is still conducting extrasensory perception (ESP) experiments and defends his past experience with the program, according to a newly-published story in Newsweek. Published November 13, 2015

House Benghazi Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., left, talks with the committee's ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, prior to the start of the committee's hearing on Benghazi. After months of buildup, Hillary Rodham Clinton finally takes center stage as the star witness in the Republican-led investigation into the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Benghazi Committee spars over planned overseas trip

Democrats on the congressional Benghazi probe criticized the committee Thursday planning a trip to Europe as part of their investigation -- an announcement Republicans said jeopardizes the safety of the lawmakers who will be traveling overseas to investigate. Published November 12, 2015

Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican and 2016 presidential candidate, speaks during a meet and greet with local residents in Davenport, Iowa, Nov. 11, 2015. (Associated Press)

Marco Rubio: Unrealistic to 'round up and deport' 11M people

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Thursday that while some illegal immigrants will have to be deported, it's unrealistic to think it can happen for all of the approximately 11 million in the United States. Published November 12, 2015

Republican presidential candidates John Kasich, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina and Rand Paul take the stage during Republican presidential debate at Milwaukee Theatre, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Fox Business Network breaks ratings record with GOP debate viewership

About 13.5 million people tuned into Tuesday's prime-time GOP presidential debate on Fox Business Network, delivering the news channel its highest-rated program since it launched in 2007 but falling short of the viewership numbers for the previous three prime-time Republican debates. Published November 12, 2015

Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/File)

Donald Trump: Mitt Romney 'choked like a dog' in 2012

Billionaire businessman and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday that 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney "choked like a dog" and that the former Massachusetts governor failed to energize the Republican base in the last presidential cycle. Published November 11, 2015