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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

White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Valerie Jarrett: 'I intend to stay until the lights go off'

Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Obama, said she doesn't plan to leave the White House "until the lights go off" and talked down a comparison of her influence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. to that of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Published March 13, 2015

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley speaks with reporters before addressing a banquet at Kansas Democrats' biggest annual convention, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/John Hanna) ** FILE **

Martin O'Malley: Hillary Clinton capable of defending herself

For the second straight day, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley largely steered clear of criticizing former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton over her use of a private e-mail system while serving as the nation's top diplomat, saying Mrs. Clinton is capable of defending herself and that there are other more pressing issues facing the country. Published March 12, 2015

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