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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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Democratic strategist: I'm voting for Donald Trump

Democratic strategist Dave "Mudcat" Saunders, who's helped guide politicians such as Sen. Mark Warner and former Sen. Jim Webb to victory in Virginia, says he's voting for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump over likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Published July 8, 2016

Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks about recent shootings, Friday, July 8, 2016, at the Justice Department Washington. Lynch said the Dallas police shootings were "an unfathomable tragedy" in a week of "profound heartbreak and loss," but violence is not the answer.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

AG Lynch calls for peace after Dallas attack: Don't let violence be 'a new normal'

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Friday called on Americans to reject "the easy impulses of bitterness and rancor" after the shooting deaths of five law enforcement officers in Dallas on Thursday and the high-profile deaths of two black men at the hands of police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota earlier in the week. Published July 8, 2016

A Dallas police officer covers his face as he stands with others outside the emergency room at Baylor University Medical Center, Friday, July 8, 2016, in Dallas. Snipers opened fire on police officers in the heart of Dallas on Thursday night, killing some of the officers. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Texas AG: Dallas shootings closest to feeling after JFK assassination in decades

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday said the shootings in Dallas Thursday, in which five police officers were killed and seven others injured, leaves the city with a surreal feeling that's the closest in decades to what it experienced after the assassination of former President Kennedy in 1963. Published July 8, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ** FILE **

Paul Ryan says he's comfortable with Donald Trump handling classified info

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan on Thursday said he's comfortable with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump having access to classified information, as Mr. Ryan calls for Hillary Clinton to be denied such access in light of FBI Director James B. Comey's comments earlier this week about her email set-up. Published July 7, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump departs a meeting with Republican House members at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, Thursday, July 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Donald Trump meets friends in House, foes in Senate

Donald Trump built bridges to House Republicans on Thursday in a closed-door meeting that Speaker Paul D. Ryan described as "great" -- but the billionaire businessman ran into trouble with Senate Republicans by exchanging pointed words with some of his critics who have refused to endorse him. Published July 7, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., Wednesday, July 6, 2016.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

RNC seeks additional Hillary Clinton emails

The Republican National Committee said Thursday it's filing an open-records request seeking Hillary Clinton's work-related emails the FBI discovered in its investigation of her private email setup. Published July 7, 2016

Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, heads to the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 29, 2016, as a rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico survived a critical procedural test vote, just two days before the island is expected to default on a $2 billion debt payment. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Marco Rubio won't attend Republican convention

Sen. Marco Rubio will not be attending the Republican convention later this month in Cleveland and instead will be focusing on his re-election campaign in Florida. Published July 7, 2016

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Chaffetz is the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Jason Chaffetz: 'I do believe' Hillary Clinton 'broke the law'

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said he believes Hillary Clinton "broke the law" through her private email setup, although he praised FBI Director James B. Comey ahead of Mr. Comey's trip to Capitol Hill on Thursday. Published July 7, 2016

Sen. Bob Corker, Tennessee Republican, withdrew himself from consideration on Wednesday to be Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate after sharing the stage the night before with Mr. Trump at a rally in the swing state of North Carolina. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump weighs running mate choices

Donald Trump is road-testing potential running mates this week, and the tryouts already have resulted in at least one name cut from the short list. Published July 6, 2016