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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

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe  (Associated Press)

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe pushes for nonpartisan redistricting panel

An ethics commission created by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is calling on the General Assembly to pass a constitutional amendment that would create an independent panel to draw congressional and statehouse district lines, a measure that has consistently died at the hands of the state legislature. Published December 23, 2014

This image released by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows James Franco, left, and Seth Rogen in a scene from the "The Interview." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures, Sony, Ed Araquel)

Most Americans think Sony overreacted by pulling 'The Interview': poll

More than six in 10 Americans think Sony overreacted when it pulled "The Interview" form theaters in the wake of a cyberattack at the hands of North Korea and terror threats, but almost three-quarters say North Korea is a serious threat to the U.S. Published December 23, 2014


Ruppersberger: World needs to know not to attack U.S.

The ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee said the United States must respond to North Korea's recent hacking of Sony Pictures over the movie "The Interview" to let the world know such moves won't be tolerated. Published December 22, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a conservative rally in Smithfield, N.C., in this Oct. 24, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Rick Perry to attend 'Iowa Freedom Summit' next month

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will join a who's who of national conservative figures next month at the inaugural "Iowa Freedom Summit" hosted by GOP Rep. Steve King and Citizens United, the Des Moines Register reported. Published December 22, 2014

In this Nov. 12, 2014, file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

GOP Senate ads: More than a third focused on Obamacare: report

Though some analysts said Obamacare had faded somewhat as a campaign issue in this year's midterms, data show that health care was the focus of more than a third of Republican-sponsored U.S. Senate general election broadcast spots this year. Published December 19, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has a laugh in Boston in this Dec. 4, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Hillary Clinton supports Obama on Cuba

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham offered praise for President Obama's announcement of a shift in the United States' relationship with Cuba after a half-century freeze on diplomatic and economic ties. Published December 18, 2014