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David Sherfinski

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

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Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/File)

Mitt Romney: 'Hell hath no fury like Obama scorned'

Former Massachusetts Gov. and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney weighed in on the ongoing tensions between the White House and Israel this week, saying on Fox News that "hell hath no fury like Obama scorned." Published March 25, 2015

In this March 19, 2015, photo, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, left, walks with former campaign staff member Rufus Montgomery, right, while visiting the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Jeb Bush hits Obama admin. on Israel: 'This is no time for schoolyard antics'

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is criticizing the Obama administration's recent handling of the Islamic State terrorist group, Iran and Israel, saying in a new opinion piece that rather than projecting "American determination and leadership," the president "has either withdrawn from the stage or chosen to trust our enemies." Published March 25, 2015

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas (right) announced his candidacy for the White House on Monday, and fellow Sen. Rand Paul is planning an ambitious five-state, five-day rollout of his own starting April 7 in his home state of Kentucky. (Associated Press)

Rand Paul: Ted Cruz and I might differ on 'winnability'

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, says one difference between himself and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas might be "winnability" and that he is polling the strongest against former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner for president in 2016. Published March 25, 2015

Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, speaks at Liberty University, founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, Monday, March 23, 2015, in Lynchburg, Va., to announce his campaign for president. Cruz, who announced his candidacy on twitter in the early morning hours, is the first major candidate in the 2016 race for president. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) **FILE**

Ted Cruz: My music preferences changed on 9/11

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, the first major Republican presidential candidate to announce a run in 2016, says that while he grew up listening to classic rock, his music preferences changed on 9/11. Published March 25, 2015

Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, formally initiated his candidacy, first by announcing on Twitter, and then going to evangelical Liberty University in Virginia to make a public televised speech. Mr. Cruz later did an hour on Sean Hannity's Fox News show. (Associated Press photographs)

Ted Cruz's spokesman: Obamacare decision still in the works

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, the first major Republican candidate to jump into the 2016 presidential race, raised some eyebrows by telling news outlets in recent days that he had plans to sign up for health insurance through Obamacare — a law he's repeatedly vowed to scrap. Published March 25, 2015

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

Ben Carson: I have much to learn

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, acknowledging recent missteps on the campaign trail, says he still has a lot to learn about being a better presidential candidate, acknowledging a significant learning curve in terms of developing an ability to communicate to a broad cross section of the American people. Published March 25, 2015

Then-Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill. speaks to reporters in Peoria Ill., in this Feb. 6, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

Justice Dept., FBI investigating Aaron Schock: reports

The FBI and the Justice Department are investigating the financial activities of Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois as Mr. Schock prepares to leave Congress amid scrutiny of his campaign expenses and business activities, multiple outlets reported Friday. Published March 20, 2015

FILE - In this May 24, 2011 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walks with House Speaker  John Boehner of Ohio, to make a statement on Capitol Hill in Washington.  American politicians like to pick and choose when they’ll abide by the storied notion that politics should stop at the water's edge, and when to give that idea a kick in the pants.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

John Boehner to visit Israel, Netanyahu

House Speaker John A. Boehner will visit Israel during the next district work period, amid heightened tensions between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the White House. Published March 20, 2015

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley discusses economic issues with reporters before speaking to a banquet at Kansas Democrats' biggest annual convention, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/John Hanna) ** FILE **

Martin O'Malley: 'Too many Democrats' 'complicit in the backslide toward less regulation'

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley kicked off a two-day swing through the early presidential state of Iowa by calling out both parties on Wall Street reform, saying most congressional Republicans are "hell-bent" on rolling back a 2010 law passed in the wake of the financial crisis while too many Democrats have been "complicit" in the "backslide toward less regulation." Published March 20, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during the Iowa Agriculture Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, in this March 7, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) ** FILE **

Scott Walker: If you're on our team, 'you need to respect the voters'

Speaking in South Carolina Thursday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker alluded indirectly to the recent departure of a communications aide he had brought onto his political team after she had drawn fire over tweets she sent about Iowa, an early presidential state. Published March 20, 2015

In this March 14, 2015, photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker answers questions at a training workshop for the state Republican Party in the auditorium at Concord High School in Concord, N.H. An official at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library says a "simple misunderstanding" left the wrong impression that Walker personally sought to hold the family Bible the late president used when taking the oath of office. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

In S.C., Scott Walker touts 'grassroots,' nationwide fundraising network

As he lays the groundwork for a possible White House run with potential donors and voters in early states, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday touted the national network of support he's built up through running in and winning three elections in four years. Published March 19, 2015

Rapper Ludacris, left, bows his head as he's introduced during a visit to the charter school Utopian Academy for the Arts with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, right, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Riverdale, Ga. Deal and Ludacris may seem like an odd pairing for a campaign event, but the duo was a hit with a cheering crowd of students Friday. Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges has been an outspoken supporter of President Barack Obama, penning a profane song during the 2008 campaign criticizing his opponents. But Deal says he couldn't think of anyone better to inspire students at the event. (AP Photo/David Goldman) **FILE**

Ludacris opens for Jeb Bush in Georgia state House

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush urged Georgia state lawmakers to "be bold" on education Thursday — but said he had an ulterior motive in traveling to the state Capitol. Published March 19, 2015

Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss., in this Jan. 28, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) ** FILE **

Mitt Romney: I wish we had reached out more to minority communities

Former Massachusetts Gov. and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said he could have done a better job sufficiently communicating his message to minority communities in the country during the last presidential election, and he also said he should have fought back harder against attacks he says were not accurate. Published March 19, 2015