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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski

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

Articles by David Sherfinski

The new Democrat: Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announces his intent to enter the 2016 presidential race. (Associated Press)

Martin O'Malley: 'Big banks on Wall Street' shouldn't choose president

Early on in his presidential campaign, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is repeatedly hitting on a reported quote from a top Wall Street executive to suggest that neither former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton nor former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush would do enough to rein in big banks in the wake of the 2008 economic collapse. Published June 1, 2015

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (Associated Press) **FILE**

Mike Huckabee on Rand Paul: 'He truly believes this'

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Monday he's not going to "impugn" the motives of Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky in Mr. Paul's fight against the Patriot Act, but reiterated his call for presidential candidates to give up their taxpayer-funded jobs once they jump into the race. Published June 1, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, right, takes the wheel with former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, center, and former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich during a fundraiser for the Belknap County Republican Committee aboard the motor vessel Mount Washington on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire, Friday, May 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Scott Walker expands early lead in Iowa: poll

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is continuing his strong early showing in Iowa, leading other candidates and potential candidates in the 2016 GOP field with 17 percent of the vote in a new poll. Published June 1, 2015

National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka speaks in Portland, Ore., on May 18, 2015, about the organization's concerns over the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty that President Obama is pushing. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO chief, warns Hillary Clinton on trade deal

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton needs to take a position on a proposed trade deal with Pacific Rim nations, warning that the wrong stance could cost her the organizing power of the labor group and saying his group might not endorse a candidate at all in the 2016 presidential election. Published May 29, 2015

President Barack Obama walks across the South Lawn of the White House from Marine One, Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Washington, as he arrives from Miami where the he visited the National Hurricane Center and the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity to pay his respects to the Cuban-American diaspora that worship there. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama hopes to save immigration amnesty despite Homeland misstep

The administration is fighting feverishly to try to keep a federal judge from riding herd on its deportation amnesty, saying in papers filed late Wednesday that while Homeland Security goofed in breaking a court injunction, it was an "isolated" incident and vowing it won't happen again. Published May 28, 2015

Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican, said that his hearings on homegrown Muslim terrorism in 2011 have been vindicated in the ensuing years after many American Muslims have traveled overseas to join the Islamic State organization's ongoing campaign of terror. (associated press)

Rand Paul 'totally unqualified to be commander in chief': Rep. Peter King

Rep. Peter King of New York on Thursday became the latest Republican to level criticism at Sen. Rand Paul over Mr. Paul's recent comments attributing the rise of the Islamic State to GOP hawks, labeling Mr. Paul an "isolationist" who "belongs back in the 1930s," "does not belong in the Republican party," and is "totally unqualified to be commander in chief." Published May 28, 2015

The Supreme Court (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Immigration case could end up before Supreme Court, White House official says

A top White House official acknowledged Thursday that the legal battle over President Obama's executive actions on immigration could ultimately end up before the U.S. Supreme Court and said winning on the merits of the president's actions is how the administration plans to provide certainty going forward for those affected by the program. Published May 28, 2015