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David Sherfinski

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

Articles by David Sherfinski

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. (Associated Press)

Mike Huckabee, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul closest Republicans to Hillary Clinton in Iowa

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton leads a host of Republicans in head-to-head match-ups in the early presidential state of Iowa by between 2 and 7 points, with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky coming closest to the 2016 Democratic frontrunner. Published May 1, 2015

In this April 29, 2015, photo, Democratic presidential hopeful former Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum in New York. Jeb Bush wants Republicans to know he’s breaking fundraising records. Clinton wants Democrats to think she won’t.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Trey Gowdy: I might take Hillary Clinton's word on emails

The chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi said he might take former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at her word if she swears under oath that she's turned over any relevant documents he's seeking. Published May 1, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks to the National Review, Friday, May 1, 2015, at the Willard Hotel in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Marco Rubio defends proposed amendments to Iran legislation

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida on Friday defended two amendments he wants to see added to proposed legislation that would allow Congress to review any deal on Iran's nuclear program brokered by the Obama administration. Published May 1, 2015

Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., gestures during a talk at the AP Day at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.  Webb has formed an exploratory committee to look into his running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) ** FILE **

Jim Webb: 'We put ourselves on the line' pursuing criminal justice reform

Former Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia, who is weighing a presidential run on the Democratic side, said advisers told him it would be "political suicide" to pursue criminal justice reform, which was a key issue for him during his single term in the U.S. Senate from 2007-2013. Published May 1, 2015

Rep. Trey Gowdy heads up the House Select Committee on Benghazi. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Benghazi Committee gets 4,000 pages of documents and notes from State

The chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi announced Thursday that the panel has received more than 4,000 pages of documents and notes from the State Department's Accountability Review Board (ARB) that examined the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack on a U.S. compound in Libya. Published April 30, 2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers a question after an outdoor bill-signing ceremony Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in New Brunswick, N.J. Christie signed a pair of bills Wednesday aimed at helping to curb prescription drug abuse in the state. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Chris Christie headed back to Iowa in June

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to head back to the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa in early June as he approaches an announcement on his 2016 plans. Published April 30, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during an event at the Metropolitan University in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The former Florida governor delivered a speech on economic opportunities partly in Spanish on Tuesday, and his audience responded with hearty applause. Bush is fluent in the language, and often uses it in Florida, but it's rarely heard in Republican presidential campaign politics. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Jeb Bush: U.S. 'does not do well when people lurk in the shadows'

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Wednesday that America should be proud of its status as a "nation of immigrants" and that the United States does not do well when people "lurk in the shadows" as he called for "earned legal status" for illegal immigrants in the country. Published April 29, 2015

Retired neurosurgeon, author and founding publisher of American CurrentSee Ben Carson has announced the formation of an exploratory committee for a White House bid. (Associated Press)

Ben Carson leads wide-open contest for GOP youth vote in '16: poll

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was the top presidential choice among potential 2016 Republican primary voters younger than 30, according to a survey released Wednesday that also indicates the young Republican vote is up for grabs among other GOP White House hopefuls. Published April 29, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks about recent unrest in Baltimore during his joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama on Baltimore's problems: 'I've seen this movie too many times before'

President Obama said communities in Baltimore having problems now are "no different" than the ones he worked on in Chicago as a community organizer, calling for a long-term conversation on criminal justice reform while acknowledging people tend to move on once an immediate crisis is seemingly over. Published April 29, 2015

FILE - In This April 18, 2015 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker  smiles as he arrives at the Republican Leadership Summit in Nashua, N.H. For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs, face a far more complicated landscape. Opinion polls show that a majority of Americans, including young Republicans, favor nationwide legalization. A Supreme Court ruling to that effect might be a relief to some GOP candidates, such as Walker, who has made clear that gay marriage is not a favorite topic of discussion.(AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Scott Walker up double digits in Iowa: poll

A new poll shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker sitting atop a handful of 2016 GOP contenders in the early presidential state of Iowa, notching a 10-point lead over his nearest rival. Published April 28, 2015