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David Sherfinski

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

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President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama underwater in Colorado, Virginia, Iowa: poll

A majority of voters in three swing states disapprove of how President Obama is handling his job and by wide margins want to see the next president shift away from his policies. Published February 19, 2015

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, speaks Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at the Ector County Republican Party's annual Lincoln Dinner at the MCM Grande Hotel and Fundome in Odessa, Texas. (AP Photo/The Odessa American, Courtney Sacco) ** FILE **

Huckabee takes lead in new poll on 2016 GOP contenders

A new national poll gives a narrow edge to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in the race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, with support for Mr. Huckabee jumping 10 points from a similar survey in December. Published February 18, 2015

In this file photo taken Dec. 3, 2014, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speak at Georgetown University in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul running nearly even in Colorado, Virginia: poll

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton tops several potential GOP presidential candidates in the swing states of Iowa, Colorado and Virginia, but is also in a virtual tie with Sen. Rand Paul and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Colorado and is essentially tied with Mr. Paul in Virginia, where she's deadlocked with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Published February 18, 2015

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) prays on the sidelines during the third quarter of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in Denver.  (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Virginia Senate passes 'Tebow bill' in victory for home-schooled athletes

After getting sacked for years by the Virginia legislature, the state Senate on Tuesday passed a version of the so-called "Tebow bill" to allow home-schooled children to participate in public school interscholastic sports, likely putting the issue before Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Published February 17, 2015

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks with area business leaders, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Bedford, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) ** FILE **

Rick Perry in Iowa: Americans won't make 'small correction' after Obama

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry echoed what could become part of a presidential campaign stump speech while in Iowa Monday, saying the country is ready for a "substantive shift" after electing a "young, inexperienced" U.S. senator in President Obama in 2008. Published February 17, 2015

A statue of President George Washington is seen in the foreground at the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Congress' approval rating up slightly to 20 percent

More than a month into the 114th Congress, 20 percent of Americans say they approve of how the legislative body is handling its job — up slightly from the 16 percent final approval rating of the last Congress, Gallup said. Published February 17, 2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the 3rd Annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner at The Grappone Center, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 in Concord, N.H. It is Christie's first trip to New Hampshire since the November election. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Chris Christie in New Hampshire: 'America has lost respect in the world'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie slammed President Obama's overseas policies while at a stop in New Hampshire on Monday, saying that "America has lost respect in the world" and questioning whether U.S. allies know what it means to be the country's friend anymore. Published February 17, 2015

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday announced an additional $136 million in state revenue as a result of a final midsession analysis. (AP Photo/The Progress-Index, Patrick Kane)

Virginia collects $136M more in revenue than expected

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday announced an additional $136 million in state revenue as a result of a final midsession analysis, putting the commonwealth's finances in better shape as lawmakers weigh amendments to the current two-year budget. Published February 16, 2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Northwest Suburban Republican Lincoln Day Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015  in Rolling Meadows, Ill. (AP Photo/Daily Herald,  George LeClaire)

Christie scheduled to hit N.H. Monday

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to brave the New England weather and head to New Hampshire on Monday for his first visit to the early presidential state since the 2014 midterm elections. Published February 16, 2015

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2015 file photo, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at a Economic Club of Detroit in Detroit. Stepping closer to a White House bid, Bush is ready to release thousands of emails and the first chapter of a related e-book designed to highlight his leadership style. The Republican said during a Monday conference call he would release the materials on Tuesday. He also cited the support from his family as he eyes the 2016 campaign and said, “My life is totally focused on this.” (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Jeb Bush's new PAC doles out more than $122K in about five weeks

The "Right to Rise" political action committee formed last month by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced Friday that it has doled out its "first round" of contributions to conservatives running in 2016 totaling nearly $123,000. Published February 13, 2015