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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski

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

Articles by David Sherfinski

Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., in this March 10, 2015, file photo. The PGA of America is moving its Grand Slam of Golf from Donald Trump's golf course in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Donald Trump: 'I'll win the Latino vote'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would "win the Latino vote" if nominated, despite being at odds with the community over negative comments he made about Mexico and illegal immigration. Published July 8, 2015

Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican and 2016 presidential candidate, speaks in Manchester, N.H., on June 3, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Lindsey Graham: I don't need 'lecture' from Hillary, Trump on immigration

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina on Wednesday ripped Democrats and Republicans alike on the issue of immigration, saying he doesn't need a lecture on the issue from former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton or real estate mogul Donald Trump. Published July 8, 2015

Pope Francis adjusts his skull cap as he celebrates Mass at Bicentennial Park in Quito, Ecuador, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Pope Francis used his final Mass in Ecuador to issue an appeal for the missionary church that he has championed. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

John Boehner: Pope's Sept. 24 address to be broadcast on West Front of Capitol

House Speaker John A. Boehner said Wednesday that Pope Francis' address to a joint meeting of Congress in September will be broadcast live to members of the public on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol and that the pope has expressed an interest in making a "brief appearance" on the West Front. Published July 8, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks in Las Vegas, May 28, 2015. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Marco Rubio: 'Ruling oligarchs,' not Cuban people, to benefit from Obama's opening

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida on Wednesday tore into the Obama administration's formally re-establishing diplomatic ties with Cuba, saying that the communist island country's "geriatric rulers" "deny their people access to the Internet" and are responsible for terrorizing and imprisoning dissidents. Published July 8, 2015

Republican presidential candidate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaks at the Road to Majority 2015 convention in Washington, Saturday, June 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) ** FILE **

Rick Perry hits Donald Trump for 'disrespectful language'

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry hit fellow 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump for "disrespectful language" he says Mr. Trump has used to describe Mexicans, saying the real estate mogul "knew exactly what he was doing" with the comments. Published July 8, 2015

Former President Jimmy Carter speaks during the memorial service for Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, inside the Purcell Pavilion at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., on March 4, 2015. Carter Center officials said Sunday, May 10, 2015, that Mr. Carter, 90, cut short an election observation visit in Guyana due to health reasons. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin, File)

Jimmy Carter: 'Jesus would approve of gay marriage'

Former President Jimmy Carter says he believes Jesus would approve of gay marriage but that he has a hard time believing Jesus would approve of abortions except in cases of rape, incest, or if the mother's life was in danger. Published July 8, 2015

Carly Fiorina. (Associated Press)

Carly Fiorina: Hillary Clinton 'is going to continue to play identity politics'

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is "going to continue to play identity politics," hammering Mrs. Clinton over comments the 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner made about immigration in the first national television interview of Mrs. Clinton's campaign. Published July 8, 2015

U.S. tycoon Donald Trump attends the inauguration ceremony of the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City, July 6, 2011. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Donald Trump: Mexican government forces many criminals back into the U.S.

Real estate mogul and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said the Mexican government forces many criminals back into the United States, that there are "thousands" of instances "where illegal immigrants that come through our porous border are killing our citizens," and that illegal immigration "wasn't even a subject" until he brought it up. Published July 8, 2015

Chuong Nguyen, the Republican state delegate candidate in Virginia's 87th District, left Vietnam in a small fishing boat and found refuge in Malaysia before coming to the U.S.

Virginia Republicans aim to broaden party appeal with ethnically diverse candidates

Chuong Nguyen, the Republican state delegate candidate in Virginia's 87th District, left his native country of Vietnam in a small fishing boat and found refuge in Malaysia before coming to the United States. His father had been imprisoned in a re-education camp, and his wife's family was broken up when they were arrested and imprisoned after trying to flee. Published July 6, 2015

Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb. Bush speaks at the Road to Majority 2015 convention in Washington, Friday, June 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ** FILE **

Jeb Bush: Confederate flag has become a 'racist' symbol

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, speaking in South Carolina Monday, said he removed the Confederate flag from the Florida Capitol grounds as governor because it was "the right thing to do" and that the flag has become a "racist" symbol in the country's recent history. Published June 30, 2015