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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski

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

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., watches the Washington Nationals play the Milwaukee Brewers during a baseball game Friday, July 6, 2007, in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Harry Reid to NFL, Dan Snyder: Change Washington Redskins name

Reid said the NBA made the right decision by banning L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life in the wake of racist remarks he made on a recently unearthed recording and that the NFL should follow basketball's example. Published April 30, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton speaks at Georgetown University in Washington, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Clinton, who graduated from Georgetown's School of Foreign Service in 1968, gave the second in a series of lectures exploring the people, events, lessons and guiding principles that have shaped his career in public service.  (AP Photo)

Bill Clinton: 'Craving' among press to shoehorn facts into 'storyline'

Clinton dinged the press for its coverage of President Obama's health care overhaul and said that all too often, the press will settle on a storyline and "shoehorn" facts and developments into that narrative regardless of what's actually happening. Published April 30, 2014

In this Sept. 5, 2013 file photo, Rep. Alan Grayson, R-Fla., arrives to join lawmakers and national security officials at the Capitol for a closed-door briefing  on the situation in Syria, in Washington.  Grayson issued a statement Wednesday, March 5, 2014 denying he battered his estranged wife. His wife, Lolita, claims he pushed her against the front door of their Orlando home when he stopped by the house to visit his children on Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Florida congressman accuses wife of bigamy

Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida — who frequently seems to find himself in the news — is seeking an annulment from his wife Lolita on the premise that she was already married when they took their vows. Published April 30, 2014

** FILE ** Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, pauses during an interview with The Associated Press, Friday, May 3, 2013, in Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Sen. King laments 'explosion of outside money' after court's campaign finance rulings

Sen. Angus King, who has introduced legislation requiring campaign donations of more than $1,000 to be reported to the Federal Election Commission within two days, said Wednesday that recent Supreme Court decisions on campaign finance means Congress has to work to strengthen disclosure of money in politics. Published April 30, 2014

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, right, speaks to the media outside of federal court in New York, Monday, April 28, 2014. The Staten Island Republican was arrested earlier in the day and pleaded not guilty to a 20-count federal indictment that includes charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and tax fraud. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Grimm disinvited from NRCC fundraiser

House Republican leadership is not yet calling on indicted Rep. Michael Grimm to resign, but the organization tasked with electing Republicans to the House is already taking moves to back away from the embattled congressman. Published April 30, 2014

** FILE ** In this April 1, 2014, photo, President Barack Obama, waves to the audience as he leaves the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, after speaking about the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama approval at 44 percent in new poll

Forty-four percent of Americans approve of President Obama's job performance and 50 percent disapprove, said a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll — a slight uptick from his all-time low 41 percent approval rating in the poll last month. Published April 30, 2014

Former Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum responds to a question as he meets with reporters at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., Monday, April 14, 2014. Santorum, who finished third in 2012 in the South Carolina GOP presidential primary, the first in the South, was attending several political events in the state. He said it will be next year before he makes a decision on making another run for the presidency. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

Santorum: Obama didn't want to face me in 2012

Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania said Tuesday that President Obama's re-election team told him privately that they didn't want to face him in the general election in 2012. Published April 29, 2014

President Obama reacts during an Oval Office meeting in this file photo. (White House photo/Pete Souza) ** FILE **

Obama approval rating at lowest of presidency, poll shows

Forty-one percent of Americans approve of President Obama's job performance — the lowest such rating of his presidency registered in a Washington Post-ABC News poll — and 52 percent disapprove. Published April 29, 2014

John Kerry backtracks on Israel 'apartheid' remark

Secretary of State John F. Kerry says if he could go back, he would not have used the word "apartheid" in the context of discussing Israel and the need for a two-state solution in its conflict with Palestine. Published April 29, 2014

** FILE ** U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm speaks at a news conference in a park next to federal court, Monday, April 28, 2014, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The Staten Island Republican was arrested earlier in the day and pleaded not guilty to a 20-count federal indictment that includes charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and tax fraud. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Boehner: Grimm should be held to 'highest ethical standard'

House Speaker John A. Boehner said Tuesday that Rep. Michael Grimm's decision to step down from the House Financial Services committee in the wake of getting charged with tax fraud and other crimes on Monday was the right one, but stopped short of calling for his resignation. Published April 29, 2014

**FILE** In this Nov. 21, 2013, photo, newly-elected Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La., waits to be sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Lousiana Rep. McAllister won't seek re-election: report

Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister, who was caught on surveillance video released earlier this month kissing a married former staffer, told a newspaper Monday he will finish out his current term but will not seek re-election. Published April 28, 2014

Rep. Michael Grimm indicted on charges of tax, mail fraud, perjury

Federal prosecutors on Monday accused Rep. Michael Grimm, a former FBI agent, of flouting state and federal tax laws in a 20-count indictment, which an FBI official said showed the lawmaker lived by a the new motto of “fraud, perjury and obstruction.” Published April 28, 2014