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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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Gun owners display their weapons during a gun-rights rally on Jan. 15, 2015, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The protesters were demonstrating against the state's Initiative 594, which requires - with only a few exceptions - background checks on all gun sales and transfers. (Associated Press)

2nd amendment voters more passionate than gun control advocates

Second Amendment supporters are more passionate voters than gun control proponents, according to new polling that goes a long way toward explaining why mass shootings have done little to advance the cause of those who say stiffer laws are needed. Published October 20, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, left, and Hillary Rodham Clinton laugh during the CNN Democratic presidential debate, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) ** FILE **

Hillary Clinton increases lead over Bernie Sanders in post-debate poll

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has tightened her grip on the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination in the wake of last week's debate, according to poll numbers released Tuesday that also showed nearly four in 10 Democratic voters think Vice President Joseph R. Biden should not enter the race. Published October 20, 2015

In this photo taken Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, Republican presidential candidates, from left, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush chat during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, Calif.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) ** FILE **

Donald Trump: 'I'm not blaming anybody' for 9/11 attacks

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continued to insist Monday he isn't blaming former President George W. Bush for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, but said the contention that the United States was completely safe during Mr. Bush's presidency is inaccurate. Published October 19, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a rally in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Donald Trump: 'It's a horror show going on with campaign finance'

Businessman Donald Trump said the campaign finance system in the U.S. is a "horror show" and that many of his opponents in the 2016 presidential race are likely violating laws that prevent them from coordinating with super PACs. Published October 16, 2015

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference following a Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington in this Wednesday, June 17, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Donald Trump: Janet Yellen keeping interest rates low for political reasons

Real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Janet Yellen, who chairs the Federal Reserve, is keeping interest rates low for political reasons and that the Obama administration doesn't want to risk triggering a possible recession before the president leaves office. Published October 16, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) speaks to a large crowd inside of the Bishop Barnwell Room during a "Stand with Rand" rally on the campus of Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. (Kyle Green/Idaho Statesman via AP) ** FILE **

Rand Paul: We're in 2016 race for the long haul

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said Thursday that he's in the 2016 presidential race for the long haul, downplaying reports on his third-quarter fundraising total of $2.5 million. Published October 15, 2015

Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, listens as he gets the endorsement of former New Hampshire Sen. Gordon Humphrey, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) ** FILE **

John Kasich pledges to balance the federal budget in eight years as president

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Thursday laid out part of his agenda if elected to the White House, saying he plans to balance the federal budget in eight years, cut taxes while boosting military spending and return power from the federal government to the states in areas like education. Published October 15, 2015