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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

Clay Aiken. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File) ** FILE **

Clay Aiken praises Hillary Clinton for '90s health care push

Past "American Idol" runner-up and 2014 congressional candidate Clay Aiken praised former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Monday as the "forebearer and forerunner" of health care reform, citing her work on the issue as first lady. Published April 13, 2015

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the National Rifle Association convention Friday, April 10, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Ted Cruz: Next 20 months will be like 'Lord of the Flies'

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on Monday predicted chaos for the next 20 months, saying the "bullies and tyrants of the world" have sized up President Obama and determined that he is "no credible threat whatsoever." Published April 13, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama leaves the stage at the end of his news conference at the Summit of the Americas in Panama City, Panama, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama approval underwater in Colorado, Iowa, Virginia

Majorities of voters in three states likely to be crucial in the 2016 presidential election disapprove of the job President Obama is doing, according to results from a poll released Monday. Published April 13, 2015

In this image taken from video posted to on Sunday, April 12, 2015, Hillary Rodham Clinton announces her campaign for president. The former secretary of state, senator and first lady enters the race in a strong position to succeed her rival from the 2008 campaign, President Barack Obama. (Hillary For America via AP)

Hillary Clinton hits the road for Iowa — in a van

Former Secretary of State and newly announced presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is scheduled to be in the early presidential state of Iowa this week — and is traveling there by van. Published April 13, 2015

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at a breakfast meeting, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) ** FILE **

Rick Perry: 'Both parties have gutted our defenses'

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling out both Democrats and Republicans for what he described as depleted armed forces and an aging military infrastructure, saying the two parties have "treated our defense forces as a pawn in a budgetary game of chicken." 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

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 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

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

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