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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at dsherfinski@washingtontimes.com.

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Businessman Donald Trump, the GOP front-runner, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner. (Associated Press photographs) ** FILE **

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump now running neck-and-neck: poll

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are running essentially neck-and-neck, according to a national poll of registered voters released Wednesday that showed a majority holding negative views of both likely major-party presidential nominees. Published June 29, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a rally Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/John Locher) ** FILE **

Sanders, Johnson bash Trump at Hispanic leaders event

Both Sen. Bernard Sanders and Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson teed off Thursday on Donald Trump at a gathering of Hispanic political leaders in Washington, D.C., as organizers lamented the absences of both Mr. Trump and likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton from the conference. Published June 23, 2016

Gary Johnson won the party's presidential nomination on the second ballot with 55.8 percent of the delegate vote, giving him a second shot at the presidency after winning about 1.72 million votes as the party's candidate in 2012. (Associated Press)

Gary Johnson: Orlando shooter 'clearly not' working 'on behalf of' ISIS

Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson on Thursday said the man who carried out the terrorist attack in Orlando last week was "clearly not" working "on behalf of" the Islamic State terrorist group, but that such incidents do serve as a recruiting tool for terrorists. Published June 23, 2016

People demonstrate against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump outside the Hyatt Regency Hotel  in Burlingame, Calif., Friday, April 29, 2016, before the California Republican Party Convention. (AP Photo/Michael Blood)

Partisanship and political animosity at historic highs: Poll

Partisanship and political animosity are at historic highs, according to a Pew Research Center poll released Wednesday that showed majorities of both Democrats and Republicans expressing deeply negative views of the other party. Published June 22, 2016

In this March 14, 2016, photo, then-Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, speaks during a campaign rally at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fla.  Rubio suggests he is reconsidering his plans to leave the Senate at the end of this year, and may run for re-election instead. Rubio tells reporters that he will let everyone know about any change of status next week after spending some time with his family. The filing deadline for the Florida Senate race is June 24. (Associated Press)

Marco Rubio to run for re-election to Senate

Sen. Marco Rubio will run for re-election, reversing his earlier choice not to do so as he was mounting a 2016 presidential bid in a move Republicans hope will boost the prospects of holding onto their majority in the U.S. Senate. Published June 22, 2016

Tourists take a selfie backdropped by the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Britain votes whether to stay in the European Union in a referendum on Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Donald Trump on Brexit: 'My inclination would be to get out'

Ahead of Thursday's referendum, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday said his "inclination" would be for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, though he admitted he hasn't focused on the issue that much and said people should make up their own minds. Published June 22, 2016

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., center, stands between Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., during a media availability on Capitol Hill, Monday, June 20, 2016 in Washington. A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns, eight days after the horror of Orlando's mass shooting intensified pressure on lawmakers to act but knotted them in gridlock anyway - even over restricting firearms for terrorists. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

White House: Senate gun vote a 'shameful display of cowardice'

White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Tuesday called the U.S. Senate's voting down gun-related measures on Monday a "shameful display of cowardice" and lamented the lack of Republicans with the "courage" to stand up to the National Rifle Association. Published June 21, 2016