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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

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2015 file photo, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks in National Harbor, Md. Most U.S. presidential candidates really don't want to spend nearly two years bowing and scraping to voters and campaign donors. And most voters sure don't want to hear about the presidential race for anywhere near that long. Yet 20 months out from the November 2016 presidential election, no fewer than two dozen potential candidates are maneuvering to run and elbowing one another for advantage. Candidates are hiring political staff, donors are taking sides, party operatives are researching potential opponents and activist groups are holding straw polls of dubious value. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Jeb Bush sells stakes in consulting, business firms

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has sold stakes in consulting and business firms he had joined after his time as governor, taking more clear steps toward a possible presidential run. Published March 11, 2015

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2014 file photo, Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Edwards intends to join the race to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski, hoping to become the first African-American elected to the Senate from her state, according to officials familiar with her plans.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Donna Edwards officially makes bid for Mikulski's Maryland Senate seat

U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards, Maryland Democrat, officially threw her hat into the ring on Tuesday in the race to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski, setting up what is likely to be a heated primary battle against at least one other fellow congressman in the Old Line State. Published March 10, 2015

Rick Perry: I'd undo bad Iran deal 'in a heartbeat'

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry appears to be on the side of Republican senators who signed onto a letter to Iranian leaders warning that any deal over Iran's nuclear program without congressional approval is merely an agreement that could be undone by the next president. Published March 10, 2015

Melinda Gates, left, Chelsea Clinton, center, and Hillary Rodham Clinton participate in the "No Celings: The Full Participation Project," in New York, Monday, March 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Hillary Clinton: 'We're not there yet' on advancement of women

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that while progress has been made in the advancement of women and girls over the past 20 years, significant steps remain in boosting female participation in areas such as education. Published March 9, 2015

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2015 file photo, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks in National Harbor, Md. Most U.S. presidential candidates really don't want to spend nearly two years bowing and scraping to voters and campaign donors. And most voters sure don't want to hear about the presidential race for anywhere near that long. Yet 20 months out from the November 2016 presidential election, no fewer than two dozen potential candidates are maneuvering to run and elbowing one another for advantage. Candidates are hiring political staff, donors are taking sides, party operatives are researching potential opponents and activist groups are holding straw polls of dubious value. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Jeb Bush divides Republicans: poll

Potential Republican primary voters are divided over whether they could support former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for president in 2016, according to a new poll. Published March 9, 2015

President Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington on March 3, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Race relations deteriorate on Obama's watch: poll

A day ahead of President Obama's trip to Selma to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, a new poll shows that four in 10 Americans believe race relations have worsened over the course of his presidency. Published March 6, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden pauses while addressing the Human Rights Campaign Spring Equity Convention in Washington, Friday, March 6, 2015. Biden said the same human rights that African Americans fought for in Selma, Alabama, are at stake for gay rights activists today. Biden is drawing parallels between the civil rights and gay rights movements in a speech to the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights group. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Biden: Bigots 'an incredibly smaller and smaller minority'

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. tied the gay rights movement to the civil rights movement Friday, a day before the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, and touted progress on both fronts since the 1960s. Published March 6, 2015

In this Jan. 23, 2013, file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Hillary Clinton: 'I want the public to see my email'

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has weighed in on the controversy surrounding her exclusive use of a private e-mail system while serving as the nation's top diplomat, saying via social media that she wants the public to see the communications. Published March 5, 2015