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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

'Draft Elizabeth Warren' campaign afoot at

The liberal advocacy group is gauging the level of support from members on whether to launch a concerted effort to get Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts to run for president in 2016. Published December 9, 2014

President Obama speaks during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press in the White House library in Washington on Oct. 4, 2013. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama approval rating hits 39 percent in new poll

President Obama's approval rating has sunk below 40 percent in a new poll and a majority of Americans disapprove of his recent move to grant temporary legal status to millions of people in the country illegally. Published December 9, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, right, walks with then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, as they make their way to a GOP strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

GOP favorability hits five-year high in new poll

As Republicans prepare to assume a new majority in the U.S. Senate next month, a new poll shows the GOP's favorability at a five-year high, with the standing of the Democratic party trending lower in the wake of this year's midterm elections. Published December 9, 2014

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks with reporters Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 in Jackson, Miss. Paul was in the state to headline a fundraiser for the Mississippi Republican Party. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Rand Paul: Explain to me when terrorists are going to attack Fargo

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, decried some of the use of aggressive police tactics and a local unit's possessing mine-resistant transportation Monday, saying terrorists are unlikely to target a place like Fargo, North Dakota. Published December 8, 2014

In this Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 photo, President Barack Obama listens in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington as Ashton Carter speaks during the announcement of Carter for defense secretary.  The White House says President Barack Obama is getting some medical tests at a military hospital just outside Washington after complaining of a sore throat.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Voters divided on states suing over Obama's immigration plan: poll

A narrow plurality of voters in the country are in favor of their state suing over President Obama's recently-announced executive actions to grant temporary legal status and work permits to more than 4 million illegal immigrants in the country. Published December 8, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reacts as she is introduced to speak at the Massachusetts Conference for Women in Boston, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Hillary Clinton outpacing GOP rivals in early look at 2016

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is outpacing her would-be Republican rivals in an early look at 2016 head-to-head presidential match-ups, as well as on favorability and key qualities voters are looking for in their presidential candidates. Published December 8, 2014