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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

"We do not take this action lightly, but there is simply no alternative," House Speaker John A. Boehner said from the well of the House. "This is not a dispute between parties, or even branches of government. The president's overreach is an affront to the rule of law and the Constitution itself." (Associated Press)

Gun control group: Foiled Boehner plot 'wake-up call' for background checks

A leading gun control advocacy group said Wednesday that it hopes a foiled plot by an Ohio bartender who authorities say threatened to murder Speaker John A. Boehner is a "wake-up call" for congressional Republicans to approve legislation tightening gun-purchase background checks. Published January 14, 2015

House Select Committee on Benghazi chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican, will begin hearing testimony again next week as part of his continued investigation into the 2012 attacks that killed four Americans. (Associated Press)

Benghazi committee meets with State, DOJ behind closed doors

Members of the House Select Committee tasked with investigating the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has met recently behind closed doors with the State and Justice departments but still plans to hold public hearings, the committee's chairman said Wednesday. Published January 14, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offices at the Constitution Center in Washington, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, about his plan to improve confidence in technology by tackling identify theft and improving consumer and student privacy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama approval rating ticks up to 46 percent

President Obama's approval rating has ticked up to 46 percent, rising 7 points since October and is now at the level it was a year ago, according to a poll for CBS News. Published January 14, 2015

Former Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney met with donors Friday, which was seen as a signal that he's ready to compete for the big donors and the key fundraisers who power the establishment wing of the GOP. (Associated Press)

Mitt Romney leads GOP pack in Iowa, poll shows

Former Massachusetts Gov. and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney leads a pack of possible 2016 GOP presidential contenders in a new poll of 404 registered Republican voters in Iowa, home of the first-in-the-nation caucuses. Published January 14, 2015

In this Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, file photo, a member of the Muslim community of Madrid holds a banner reading "Islam is love" during a gathering to honor the 17 victims, who died during three days of bloodshed in Paris. (Associated Press) **FILE**

U.S. voters say Islam encourages violence more than most religions: poll

A new poll shows that most likely voters in the United States believe Islam, as practiced today, encourages violence more than most other religions and nearly two-thirds now think there is a global conflict in the world today between Western civilization and Islam. Published January 13, 2015