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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at dsherfinski@washingtontimes.com.

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The gifts Sen. Tim Kaine took as governor and lieutenant governor of Virginia are getting scrutiny after his selection as Hillary Clinton's running mate. (Associated Press)

$160,000 in gifts Kaine received in spotlight

The approximately $160,000 in gifts Sen. Tim Kaine accepted as governor and lieutenant governor of Virginia is getting renewed scrutiny with Mr. Kaine in line to potentially become the next vice president, with critics quick to draw comparisons to the federal corruption case of former Gov. Bob McDonnell. Published July 26, 2016

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, handguns are displayed at the Smith & Wesson booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. Nearly two-thirds of Americans expressed support for stricter gun laws, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released Saturday, July 23, 2016. A majority of poll respondents oppose banning handguns. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Concealed carry permits at all-time high

More than 14.5 million Americans are now licensed to carry a concealed handgun -- a jump of 1.73 million in just a year, according to new research that says women and black Americans are among the most eager to sign up. Published July 26, 2016

Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ., speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Cory Booker: 'I love Donald Trump'

Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey on Tuesday went to somewhat extreme measures to avoid responding directly to a social media taunt from Donald Trump, saying he loves the Republican presidential nominee and he's praying for him. Published July 26, 2016

Donald Trump erases Hillary Clinton's lead in Ohio, poll shows

Buoyed by increased support among Republicans in Ohio, Donald Trump has pulled even with Hillary Clinton in a head-to-head match-up in the state, and he is ahead of her in a four-way contest, according to a survey taken in the days after the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Published July 26, 2016

Three individuals were arrested in separate incidents for attempting to smuggle a combined $362,824 in methamphetamine and almost $71,000 in marijuana.

Pro-marijuana groups eye Democrats in federal legalization effort

Pro-marijuana advocates are hopeful the Democratic National Convention this week in Philadelphia will serve as a prominent springboard for the next steps to legalize the drug, saying potential progress at the federal level would likely go up in smoke in a Donald Trump administration. Published July 25, 2016

Then-Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner speaks after Ohio Gov. John Kasich's State of the State address at Wells Academy/Steubenville High School in Steubenville, Ohio, on Feb. 7, 2012. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Ex-Ohio senator to Sanders backers: We have to 'search our hearts'

Former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner, a prominent Bernie Sanders supporter, told a crowd of Sanders fans gathered outside city hall Monday not to hold it against the Vermont senator for supporting Hillary Clinton and also said more Democrats need to respect the feelings of Sanders supporters. Published July 25, 2016

DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., speaks during a Florida delegation breakfast, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia, during the first day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz made decision to resign: Clinton campaign

The Clinton campaign said Monday that it was Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz's own decision to resign her post and gave no indication Ms. Wasserman Schultz was planning to give up her role opening the convention later Monday. Published July 25, 2016

In this Saturday, July 23, 2016 photo, DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz speaks during a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a rally at Florida International University Panther Arena in Miami.  On Sunday, Wasserman Schultz announced she would step down as DNC chairwoman at the end of the party's convention, after some of the 19,000 emails, presumably stolen from the DNC by hackers, were posted to the website Wikileaks. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz jeered at Florida delegation event

Members of the audience at a Florida delegation event Monday morning loudly jeered Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz as the Democratic National Convention kicks off, indicating the controversy over the recent Democratic National Committee email leak is not going away anytime soon. Published July 25, 2016

This June 23, 2016, file photo shows Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., addressing supporters in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File) ** FILE **

John Podesta: We haven't reviewed Bernie Sanders' speech yet

Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman said that as of Monday morning, the campaign had yet to review the speech Sen. Bernard Sanders was scheduled to deliver later on in the evening at the Democratic National Convention, but said he's confident the speech will be good for the Clinton campaign. Published July 25, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally with Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., at Florida International University Panther Arena in Miami, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Clinton has chosen Kaine to be her running mate. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Clinton spokesman: 'I don't think' there will be proof Hillary was connected to DNC issues

A spokesman for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign said on Monday he doesn't "think" there will be proof tying Mrs. Clinton to the embarrassing Democratic National Committee emails that mused about undermining Sen. Bernard Sanders, but that the voters ultimately did have the final say in the Democratic nominating contest. Published July 25, 2016

John Podesta, now chairman of Hillary Clinton for America, is on the team rebranding the Democratic Party's new presidential candidate. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

John Podesta: It's Debbie Wasserman Schultz's choice to open, close convention

Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman said Monday that Debbie Wasserman Schultz did what she needed to do in resigning her post as chair of the Democratic National Committee, but that it's Ms. Wasserman Schultz's choice to appear onstage to officially open and close the convention. Published July 25, 2016