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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at

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Rep. Ron Barber (AZ-2), a former aide to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, won the special election in June 2012 to claim the seat she resigned following her shooting, in which he was also injured. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Martha McSally, Ron Barber in Arizona recount for House seat

The race to represent Arizona's 2nd district in the U.S. House of Representatives is now headed toward the state's first-ever general election recount for a congressional seat, the Arizona Republic reported. Published November 13, 2014

House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio said the Republican-controlled Congress will hold more votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act. (associated press)

Boehner's office on Obamacare remarks: American people anything but 'stupid'

The office of House Speaker John A. Boehner is pushing back against recently-unearthed remarks from an MIT professor and architect of President Obama's health care law in which the professor suggested that a lack of transparency and the "stupidity" of the American voter helped the law pass. Published November 13, 2014

President Barack Obama raises his glass to toast during a luncheon hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

From hope to nope: Democratic brand in record ruins on Obama's watch

The favorability of the Democratic party is now at an all-time low, according to Gallup, falling 6 points to 36 percent in the wake of the party's losses in this year's midterm elections and sinking below the favorability of the Republican party for the first time in more than three years. Published November 12, 2014

Marco Rubio's new book set for January release

Sen. Marco Rubio's new book is scheduled for a January release as potential 2016 GOP presidential contenders jockey for positioning and weigh the timing of when to announce a decision on whether or not they're running. Published November 12, 2014

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, smiles as he welcomes some of the new GOP senators-elect in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. From left are, Sen.-elect Mike Rounds, R-S.D., Sen.-elect Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Mitch McConnell, Sen.-elect Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Sen.-elect James Lankford, R-Okla., and Sen.-elect Tom Cotton, R-Ark. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Club for Growth endorses six GOP senators for re-election in 2016

As both sides continue to pick up the pieces from the 2014 midterm elections, the conservative Club for Growth on Wednesday cast its gaze a bit further ahead, throwing its support behind six Republican U.S. senators up for re-election in 2016. Published November 12, 2014

Martha McSally, candidate for Congressional District 2, makes a speech to supporters during a Republican election night party at the Sheraton Tucson Hotel and Suites, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Mamta Popat)

Arizona's House race could head to recount

The too-close-to-call race between Democratic Rep. Ron Barber and Republican Martha McSally in Arizona's second congressional district could be headed for a recount. Published November 12, 2014

In this photo taken Nov. 4, 2014, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., acknowledges supporters at her election night headquarters in New Orleans. Republicans have promised her Senate opponent Rep. Bill Cassidy a seat on the Senate's energy committee if he defeats Landrieu in the state's runoff election next month. The move undercuts one of Landrieu's chief campaign arguments, that voters in the state with a robust oil and gas industry need her and her seniority on the committee.  (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

Democrats weigh Keystone vote ahead of Landrieu runoff

Now that the elections are almost all over, lawmakers return to Capitol Hill Wednesday — apparently in part to get down to some serious political jockeying over the Keystone XL pipeline. Published November 12, 2014

President Barack Obama meets with Congressional leaders in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. From left are, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) **FILE**

Americans want congressional GOP, not Obama, to lead country: poll

In the wake of a 2014 midterm election cycle that saw Republicans re-take control of the U.S. Senate and pad their already sizable majority in the House, a majority of Americans now want congressional Republicans, not President Obama, to have more influence over the direction of the nation in the next year. Published November 11, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the Grand Strand Patriotic Alliance Veterans' Day program at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (AP Photo/The Sun News, Charles Slate) LOCAL PRINT OUT (MYRTLE BEACH HERALD OUT, HORRY INDEPENDENT OUT, CAROLINA FOREST CHRONICLE, GEORGETOWN TIMES OUT)

Rick Perry in South Carolina: 'You'll see me again'

Even if Texas Gov. Rick Perry doesn't end up running for president, it sounds like he's at least planning to visit the early presidential primary state of South Carolina again. Published November 11, 2014