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David Sherfinski

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

Articles by David Sherfinski

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush listens to his introduction before giving the commencement address at Liberty University in Williams Stadium at the school in Lynchburg, Va., Saturday, May 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Jeb Bush: I would have authorized the invasion of Iraq

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he, too, would have authorized the invasion of Iraq but said that once the United States helped remove Saddam Hussein from power there wasn't enough of a focus on security. Published May 11, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., waves to supporters at a rally after speaking at Arizona State University Friday, May 8, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Rand Paul, Scott Walker tied atop 2016 Republican field in New Hampshire

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are tied atop a crowded 2016 GOP primary field in the early state of New Hampshire, with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush slipping into a tie for third with Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who picked up some support since a separate poll was released in February. Published May 11, 2015

Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican and presidential hopeful, speaks in Washington on April 15, 2015. (Associated Press)

Marco Rubio: 'Not a single documented case of abuse' of NSA program

In a new opinion piece, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is defending the NSA's phone-snooping program that a federal panel recently ruled is not authorized under the post-9/11 Patriot Act, saying the program remains essential to the country's security. Published May 11, 2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his wife Mary Pat (left) listen to Melissa Crews during a stop at the Farnum Center in Manchester, N.H., on May 7, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Chris Christie: Deflategate 'way, way overblown'

New Jersey Gov. and potential GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie, who is in the early voting state of New Hampshire this week, is offering somewhat of a defense of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady amid the newly-released report on the "Deflategate" incident. Published May 8, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks in town hall meeting in Baltimore Md., Thursday May 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Ben Carson: Minimum wage should 'probably' be higher

Retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson says the minimum wage should "probably" be higher than it is now - a view that differs sharply from many people in the Republican party. Published May 8, 2015

Former U.S President Bill Clinton speaks during a plenary session at the Clinton Global Initiative Middle East & Africa meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday May 6, 2015. Bill Clinton has largely stayed on the sidelines during the early weeks of his wife's presidential bid, opting to focus on his foundation work instead of visiting early primary states with his wife. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

Bubba: 'I just work here -- I don't know'

Former President Bill Clinton says allegations in a newly-released book documenting foreign contributions to the Clinton Foundation while former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was in office "won't fly" and that "you just have to learn to deal with" the fact that "there's one set of rules for politics in America and another set for real life." Published May 6, 2015

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks to supporters in Hope, Ark., Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Huckabee announced that he is seeking the Republican nomination in the 2016 race for president. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Mike Huckabee: 'We're stripping elderly grandmothers electronically naked' in the TSA process

Former Arkansas Gov. and 2016 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee decried the security situation in the United States Wednesday, saying something's out of balance when the elderly get subjected to intrusive airport searches even as one suspect in this week's shooting in had reportedly hinted at an attack on social media before later opening fire outside of a cartoon contest in Garland, Texas. Published May 6, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to the media about his agenda in running for president, Thursday, April 30, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Bernie Sanders: 'No special interest that we have not taken on'

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont defended his record on Wednesday that includes opposing free trade agreements and taking on big banks, saying it will be up to voters to put his resume against that of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential nominating contest. Published May 6, 2015

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom 15th Annual Spring Kick Off, in Waukee, Iowa, Saturday, April 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) ** FILE **

Rick Perry flips, now opposes Ex-Im Bank

After urging its reauthorization last year, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry now says he opposes the Export-Import Bank -- an issue that has become a key litmus test for conservatives and the 2016 GOP field. Published May 6, 2015

Carly Fiorina speaks at the Republican Leadership Summit in Nashua, N.H., in this April 18, 2015, file photo. The former technology executive formally entered the 2016 presidential race on Monday.  (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Carly Fiorina: 'You can't buy every domain name'

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is brushing aside recent issues with the website, defending her record as the company's chief executive and making light of the incident during an appearance on late-night television. Published May 6, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks Monday, May 4, 2015, at the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum in Lansing, Mich., during a lunch hosted by the Ingham County Republican Party. Walker, a likely candidate for the Republican nomination for president, spoke on the economy, international relations and more. (Dave Wasinger/Lansing State Journal via AP)

Scott Walker leads GOP field in Iowa: poll

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is maintaining a sizable lead in the early caucus state of Iowa, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday morning, with Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas making moves forward since a similar survey was released in February. Published May 6, 2015

Hillary Clinton, a 2016 Democratic presidential contender, speaks at the David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum, in New York on April 29, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Hillary Clinton's favorability down, but she still leads Republicans in 2016 match-ups

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has taken a bit of a hit as she deals with fallout from the revelation of her use of a private email system while in office and foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation, but she still leads a handful of head-to-head match-ups with her would-be Republican rivals in 2016. Published May 5, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks in San Juan, Puerto Rico in this April 28, 2015, photo. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio leading GOP pack: poll

Two Floridians — former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio — top other 2016 GOP contenders in a new poll, with 23 percent of Republican primary voters picking Mr. Bush as their first choice to win the party's presidential primary and 18 percent picking Mr. Rubio. Published May 5, 2015