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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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Senate Minority Leader-elect Chuck Schumer of  N.Y. speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ** FILE **

Tim Kaine: Chuck Schumer most powerful Democratic official in the U.S.

Sen. Tim Kaine said Tuesday that Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer is currently the most powerful Democratic official in the United States and that Senate Democrats are uniquely positioned to channel the party's discontent with President Trump. Published January 31, 2017

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine speaks in Portland, Maine, in this Aug. 18, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Joel Page, File)

Angus King to vote no on Jeff Sessions' nomination

Sen. Angus King said Tuesday that he plans to vote against his colleague Sen. Jeff Sessions to be the next attorney general, saying he's not sure Mr. Sessions can be sufficiently independent from President Trump. Published January 31, 2017

President Donald Trump sits at his desk in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington in this Jan. 23, 2017, file photo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump: Democrats 'should be ashamed of themselves'

President Trump on Tuesday slammed Democrats for holding up his attorney general nominee, hours after he fired the U.S. acting attorney general after she told government lawyers not to defend the newly imposed travel ban from seven majority-Muslim countries. Published January 31, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump's adviser Kellyanne Conway speaks with members of the media as she arrives for a dinner at Union Station ahead of Friday's presidential inauguration, in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) ** FILE **

Kellyanne Conway: We want GOP senators to 'be there' for Trump

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Monday that the administration wants Republican senators to "be there" for President Trump and support him, after GOP Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham said they feared Mr. Trump's "extreme vetting" immigration executive order would become a "self-inflicted wound" in the fight against terror. Published January 30, 2017

Trump: Waterboarding was 'just short of torture'

President Trump on Thursday reiterated his belief that waterboarding works, but said he plans to defer to his defense secretary on the matter for the time being. Published January 27, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting of the council of trustees of the Moscow State University (MGU) in Moscow on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. On Jan. 25 Russia marks Students' Day. (Alexei Nikolsky/Pool Photo via AP) ** FILE **

Trump to speak with Putin on Saturday

President Trump will speak by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, marking the first official conversation between the two leaders since Mr. Trump was sworn into office last Friday. Published January 27, 2017

Counselor to President Kellyanne Conway listens during the daily White House briefing, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Kellyanne Conway: Mexico will pay for the wall in some form

One of President Trump's top advisers said Thursday that Mexico will ultimately pay for the wall along the United States' southern border but held off on specifics, citing Mr. Trump's upcoming scheduled meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. Published January 26, 2017

The White House said the executive order against illegal voting had to be delayed because of President Trump's late return to Washington from a speech to congressional Republicans at a retreat in Philadelphia. (Associated Press)

Watchdog sees need for election fraud probe

More than 140 jurisdictions across the country have more people registered to vote than their entire voting-age populations, according to a watchdog group that says there is reason to have the kind of investigation into voter fraud that President Trump called for Wednesday. Published January 25, 2017