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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

Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, speaks at the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Legislative Conference and Presidential Forum in Washington on March 10, 2015. (Associated Press)

Ted Cruz on Iran: 'I believe we're at a moment like Munich'

Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, said he believes the ongoing situation with Iran calls to mind the 1938 deal granting Adolf Hitler parts of Czechoslovakia in an ultimately futile effort to halt the dictator's encroachment. Published March 12, 2015

The dome of the Capitol is reflected in a skylight of the Capitol Visitor's Center in Washington on  Jan. 1, 2013. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Government No. 1 problem in the country, Americans say

Government has been named the most important problem facing the country for four straight months and has widened its lead over the second-ranking issue of the economy compared to last month, a Gallup poll said. Published March 12, 2015

Rand Paul brings on another past Cruz staffer, will open tech office in Austin

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, said Thursday that he's bringing on a veteran of Sen. Ted Cruz's 2012 campaign to serve as a strategist — one of the latest steps in the frenetic jockeying for staffers among the possible 2016 GOP presidential contenders — and is also opening a digital engagement office in Austin, Texas. Published March 12, 2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering at a town hall meeting Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in Somerville, N.J.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Ahead of 2016, supporters of Chris Christie launch super PAC

As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie looks to find his footing in the 2016 GOP presidential field, his supporters have launched a super PAC that can raise unlimited amounts of money to boost a possible bid and Mr. Christie's leadership PAC is bringing on three veterans of President George W. Bush's re-election campaign. Published March 12, 2015

Host of potential 2016 GOP contenders descend on New Hampshire

Several potential GOP presidential contenders are scheduled to be out on the hustings in the early presidential state of New Hampshire this week, looking to test the waters with local Republicans as they gauge support for potential runs. Published March 11, 2015

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2015 file photo, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks in National Harbor, Md. Most U.S. presidential candidates really don't want to spend nearly two years bowing and scraping to voters and campaign donors. And most voters sure don't want to hear about the presidential race for anywhere near that long. Yet 20 months out from the November 2016 presidential election, no fewer than two dozen potential candidates are maneuvering to run and elbowing one another for advantage. Candidates are hiring political staff, donors are taking sides, party operatives are researching potential opponents and activist groups are holding straw polls of dubious value. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Jeb Bush sells stakes in consulting, business firms

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has sold stakes in consulting and business firms he had joined after his time as governor, taking more clear steps toward a possible presidential run. Published March 11, 2015

** FILE ** Glenn F. Ivey (Associated Press)

Former prosecutor Ivey announces run to replace Rep. Edwards in Md.

Former Prince George's County State's Attorney Glenn Ivey said Wednesday he plans to run for Rep. Donna Edwards' 4th congressional district seat in Maryland after Ms. Edwards said Tuesday she's running to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski. Published March 11, 2015

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2014 file photo, Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Edwards intends to join the race to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski, hoping to become the first African-American elected to the Senate from her state, according to officials familiar with her plans.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Donna Edwards officially makes bid for Mikulski's Maryland Senate seat

U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards, Maryland Democrat, officially threw her hat into the ring on Tuesday in the race to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski, setting up what is likely to be a heated primary battle against at least one other fellow congressman in the Old Line State. Published March 10, 2015

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the Iowa Agriculture Summit, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) ** FILE **

Rick Perry: I'd undo bad Iran deal 'in a heartbeat'

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry appears to be on the side of Republican senators who signed onto a letter to Iranian leaders warning that any deal over Iran's nuclear program without congressional approval is merely an agreement that could be undone by the next president. Published March 10, 2015