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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

David Axelrod, former adviser to President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. (AP photos)

David Axelrod: Elizabeth Warren cannot beat Hillary Clinton

One of the chief strategists who guided President Obama to an upset win over then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary says Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts cannot beat Mrs. Clinton in 2016. Published February 12, 2015

Jeb Bush speaks to the Detroit Economic Club on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at Cobo Center in Detroit. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Elaine Cromie)

Jeb Bush tops 2016 GOP field in Virginia

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush leads a field of potential 2016 GOP presidential contenders in Virginia and comes the closest to the Democratic favorite, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, in a new poll out Thursday. Published February 12, 2015

House Speaker William Howell, Stafford Republican, said just as Virginians must make difficult decision every day balancing their checkbooks, so must the House of Delegates (Associated Press)

Senate, House budgets kill McAuliffe's Medicaid expansion

The Virginia House and Senate approved their respective amendments to the current biennial budget Thursday, eliminating the proposed Medicaid expansion included in Gov. Terry McAuliffe's proposed framework and providing for other items such as pay increases for state employees and teachers. Published February 12, 2015

Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, joined by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, center, poses questions to Ashton Carter, President Barack Obama's choice to be defense secretary, as he goes before the committee for confirmation to replace Chuck Hagel as Pentagon chief, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Ted Cruz: Leave same-sex marriage up to the states

Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, is renewing a push for legislation that would leave the decision of whether to recognize same-sex marriages up to individual states and said he plans to introduce a constitutional amendment later this year outlining that marriage is a policy question for state legislatures. Published February 11, 2015

Former Vice President Dick Cheney (Associated Press/Wyoming Tribune Eagle) **FILE**

Dick Cheney to keynote NRCC March dinner

The House Republicans' campaign arm said Wednesday that former Vice President Dick Cheney will headline their annual March dinner next month. Published February 11, 2015

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Dec. 13, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

Ted Cruz knocks Obama, 'photo op foreign policy' in blistering speech

Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, said Wednesday he hasn't seen a "seriousness of purpose" in confronting the Islamic State terrorist group, as the White House sent a request for the authorization for use of military force to fight the group to Congress for consideration. Published February 11, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker leaves 10 Downing St. after a private meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London, England, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

Scott Walker political group sets up shop in Iowa

A new political group affiliated with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has set up shop in Iowa as organizational efforts in the early presidential state start grinding into gear. Published February 11, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks in Washington in this Jan. 13, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Rand Paul: 'Hillary's war' in Libya contributed to rise of Islamic State

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, said Wednesday that President Obama's strategy in combating the Islamic State terrorist group is not working thus far — but that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton deserves a lot of the blame for tumult in the region as well. Published February 11, 2015

Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring said last year he would not defend the state's ban on gay marriage.   (Associated Press) ** FILE**

Virginia bill orders attorney general to defend state laws in court

The Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill on Tuesday designed to require the state's attorney general or a designee to represent the commonwealth in cases challenging the state's laws or the state Constitution, a little more than a year after Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced he would not defend the state's ban on gay marriage. Published February 10, 2015

Jeb Bush speaks to the Detroit Economic Club on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at Cobo Center in Detroit. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Elaine Cromie)

Jeb Bush posts e-mails, first chapter of e-book

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has posted a trove of communications from his time in office to a new website, as well as the first chapter of an e-book that spans the early portion of his time in office as Florida's chief executive. Published February 10, 2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during the Dallas County Republicans' Spring Speaker Series, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Chris Christie headed back to Iowa next month for Ag Summit

Organizers announced Monday evening that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will join a host of other potential 2016 GOP hopefuls at the Iowa Agriculture Summit March 7 hosted by entrepreneur and philanthropist Bruce Rastetter. Published February 10, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks in Washington in this Jan. 13, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Rand Paul to Florida this week for local GOP events

Fresh off a trip to Iowa last weekend, Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, is encroaching onto the turf of two potential 2016 GOP presidential rivals later this week and will attend two local Republican events in Florida. Published February 10, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at a Economic Club of Detroit meeting in Detroit Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) ** FILE **

Jeb Bush has narrow lead in New Hampshire poll

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is leading a host of potential 2016 GOP hopefuls in New Hampshire in a new poll taken immediately after 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced he would not be running again in 2016. Published February 9, 2015