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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

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks in town hall meeting in Baltimore Md., Thursday May 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Ben Carson: Minimum wage should 'probably' be higher

Retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson says the minimum wage should "probably" be higher than it is now - a view that differs sharply from many people in the Republican party. Published May 8, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to the media about his agenda in running for president, Thursday, April 30, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Bernie Sanders: 'No special interest that we have not taken on'

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont defended his record on Wednesday that includes opposing free trade agreements and taking on big banks, saying it will be up to voters to put his resume against that of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential nominating contest. Published May 6, 2015

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks to supporters in Hope, Ark., Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Huckabee announced that he is seeking the Republican nomination in the 2016 race for president. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Mike Huckabee: 'We're stripping elderly grandmothers electronically naked' in the TSA process

Former Arkansas Gov. and 2016 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee decried the security situation in the United States Wednesday, saying something's out of balance when the elderly get subjected to intrusive airport searches even as one suspect in this week's shooting in had reportedly hinted at an attack on social media before later opening fire outside of a cartoon contest in Garland, Texas. Published May 6, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks Monday, May 4, 2015, at the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum in Lansing, Mich., during a lunch hosted by the Ingham County Republican Party. Walker, a likely candidate for the Republican nomination for president, spoke on the economy, international relations and more. (Dave Wasinger/Lansing State Journal via AP)

Scott Walker leads GOP field in Iowa: poll

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is maintaining a sizable lead in the early caucus state of Iowa, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday morning, with Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas making moves forward since a similar survey was released in February. Published May 6, 2015

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom 15th Annual Spring Kick Off, in Waukee, Iowa, Saturday, April 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) ** FILE **

Rick Perry flips, now opposes Ex-Im Bank

After urging its reauthorization last year, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry now says he opposes the Export-Import Bank -- an issue that has become a key litmus test for conservatives and the 2016 GOP field. Published May 6, 2015

Carly Fiorina speaks at the Republican Leadership Summit in Nashua, N.H., in this April 18, 2015, file photo. The former technology executive formally entered the 2016 presidential race on Monday.  (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Carly Fiorina: 'You can't buy every domain name'

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is brushing aside recent issues with the website, defending her record as the company's chief executive and making light of the incident during an appearance on late-night television. Published May 6, 2015

Former U.S President Bill Clinton speaks during a plenary session at the Clinton Global Initiative Middle East & Africa meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday May 6, 2015. Bill Clinton has largely stayed on the sidelines during the early weeks of his wife's presidential bid, opting to focus on his foundation work instead of visiting early primary states with his wife. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

Bubba: 'I just work here -- I don't know'

Former President Bill Clinton says allegations in a newly-released book documenting foreign contributions to the Clinton Foundation while former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was in office "won't fly" and that "you just have to learn to deal with" the fact that "there's one set of rules for politics in America and another set for real life." Published May 6, 2015

Police patrol outside federal court in Boston Thursday, April 30, 2015, during the penalty phase in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev was convicted of the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three and injured 260 people in April 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

National security and terrorism should be top priority, GOP voters say

National security and terrorism should be the top priority for the federal government, according to Republican voters — a dramatic turnaround from this time in the 2012 cycle, when that issue was a distant third to jobs and the economy and the deficit among GOP voters. Published May 5, 2015

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina speaks during a business luncheon at the Barley House with New Hampshire Republican lawmakers, in Concord, N.H., in this April 28, 2015, file photo. Former technology executive Carly Fiorina formally entered the 2016 presidential race on Monday, launching a Republican White House bid in a morning interview that highlighted her role as a leading critic of Democratic contender Hillary Rodham Clinton.  (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Carly Fiorina: 'I'm kind of used to being underestimated'

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is shrugging off early polling that shows her well back among the 2016 GOP pack and is defending her record as the technology company's former chief executive. Published May 5, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks in San Juan, Puerto Rico in this April 28, 2015, photo. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio leading GOP pack: poll

Two Floridians — former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio — top other 2016 GOP contenders in a new poll, with 23 percent of Republican primary voters picking Mr. Bush as their first choice to win the party's presidential primary and 18 percent picking Mr. Rubio. Published May 5, 2015

Hillary Clinton, a 2016 Democratic presidential contender, speaks at the David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum, in New York on April 29, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Hillary Clinton's favorability down, but she still leads Republicans in 2016 match-ups

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has taken a bit of a hit as she deals with fallout from the revelation of her use of a private email system while in office and foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation, but she still leads a handful of head-to-head match-ups with her would-be Republican rivals in 2016. Published May 5, 2015

Former President Bill Clinton gestures while wearing a bracelet given to him by the pupils, as he and Chelsea Clinton talk about their foundation's "No Ceilings" project about the participation of women and girls globally, at the Farasi Lane Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, May 1, 2015. Former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton are in the East African nation of Kenya as part of a wider tour of projects run by the family's Clinton Foundation. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Bill Clinton: 'There's one set of rules for us and another set for everybody else'

Former President Bill Clinton is defending the millions of dollars in foreign money that flowed into the Clinton Foundation and are creating issues for his wife's 2016 presidential bid, telling NBC News' Cynthia McFadden the charity has never done anything "knowingly inappropriate" and that his family gets held to a higher standard than others. Published May 4, 2015

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney told supporters that he will not make a run at the White House in 2016, leaving the GOP field wide open. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Romney: Clinton pandering to blacks with justice reform comments

Former Massachusetts Gov. and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney says recent comments from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton about the criminal justice system were political in nature and designed to shore up support among the black community. Published May 4, 2015