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David Sherfinski

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

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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

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

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

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex) speaks at the winter meeting of the free market Club for Growth winter economic conference at the Breakers Hotel Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)

Ted Cruz's new book set for June 30 release date

Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican and a possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate, is out with a new book this summer titled "A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Miracle of America." Published March 5, 2015

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

**FILE** Rep. Joe Sestak

Joe Sestak seeks re-match with GOP Sen. Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania

Former Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak of Pennsylvania, who defied party leaders' wishes by running in and winning a 2010 primary against former Sen. Arlen Spector, said Wednesday he's running for U.S. Senate again in 2016, providing Democrats another big name as they look to play offense on a favorable map and re-take control of the chamber. Published March 4, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., pauses as he speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Rand Paul: 'Constitutional question' over foreign donations to Clinton Foundation

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, said that beyond recent reports that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton conducted business as the nation's top diplomat exclusively via personal email, there is a constitutional question over foreign governments giving money to her foundation. Published March 4, 2015

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Sept. 30, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Jason Chaffetz: Frustration is with Senate Dems, not John Boehner

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Utah Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Wednesday his frustration over Tuesday's vote in Congress to fund the Department of Homeland Security was with Senate Democrats and not Speaker John A. Boehner. Published March 4, 2015