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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

President Barack Obama speaks about recent unrest in Baltimore during his joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama on Baltimore's problems: 'I've seen this movie too many times before'

President Obama said communities in Baltimore having problems now are "no different" than the ones he worked on in Chicago as a community organizer, calling for a long-term conversation on criminal justice reform while acknowledging people tend to move on once an immediate crisis is seemingly over. Published April 29, 2015

FILE - In This April 18, 2015 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker  smiles as he arrives at the Republican Leadership Summit in Nashua, N.H. For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs, face a far more complicated landscape. Opinion polls show that a majority of Americans, including young Republicans, favor nationwide legalization. A Supreme Court ruling to that effect might be a relief to some GOP candidates, such as Walker, who has made clear that gay marriage is not a favorite topic of discussion.(AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Scott Walker up double digits in Iowa: poll

A new poll shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker sitting atop a handful of 2016 GOP contenders in the early presidential state of Iowa, notching a 10-point lead over his nearest rival. Published April 28, 2015

Ben Carson speaks in San Diego in this Jan. 15, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)

Ben Carson tells Baltimore parents: 'Please take control of your children'

Retired neurosurgeon and potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson, a former resident of Baltimore, said it is "very sad and unfortunate" to see "the destruction taking place by irresponsible individuals" in the city and called for parents to keep their kids off the streets. Published April 28, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom 15th Annual Spring Kick Off, in Waukee, Iowa, Saturday, April 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Rand Paul: 'I do think that there is a valuable use for drones'

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said Monday that President Obama was "trying to do the right thing" with respect to the recently disclosed overseas operation that mistakenly killed two hostages, and that Mr. Paul does see a valuable use for drones. Published April 27, 2015

In this Feb. 27, 2015, file photo, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush shakes hands with people in the audience after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Bush sits atop GOP field in N.H. as Walker, Paul edge Clinton: poll

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush leads a crowded Republican presidential field in the early state of New Hampshire, while Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky lead in head-to-head match-ups against former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, according to a new poll. Published April 27, 2015

Former President George W. Bush speaks at the George W. Bush Institute at Southern Methodist University in Dallas on Feb. 19, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

George W. Bush warns against lifting Iran sanctions

Former President George W. Bush warned over the weekend against lifting sanctions against Iran as he made a rare foray into offering commentary on current political events. Published April 27, 2015

Republican Presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks during a rally at the University of Iowa, Friday, April 10, 2015, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) ** FILE **

Rand Paul: Have to trust that your commander-in-chief 'wouldn't actually sell the country'

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he's talked to people in the Senate about whether there will be an investigation into recently unearthed donations to the Clinton Foundation from people involved in a Russian uranium deal, and that people need to trust that a president "wouldn't actually sell the country" while in the White House. Published April 27, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks to reporters as he leaves an event in New York, Thursday, April 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Jeb Bush tops Hillary Clinton, leads 2016 GOP field in Virginia

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida have separated themselves a bit from the rest of the 2016 GOP pack in the battleground state of Virginia, with Mr. Bush the only Republican to top former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in a head-to-head match-up as others inch closer to the Democratic frontrunner. Published April 27, 2015