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

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President Barack Obama pauses while speaking to members of the media in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 13, 2016, after getting briefed on the investigation of a shooting at a nightclub in Orlando by FBI Director James Comey, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and other officials.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Ted Yoho on Orlando attack: 'President Obama owns this'

A Florida congressman is ripping into President Obama in the wake of the deadly terrorist attack in Orlando over the weekend, saying Mr. Obama has failed to call out radical Islamic terrorism for what it is. Published June 14, 2016

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Jeh Johnson: No credible threats of more attacks in U.S. 'at this stage'

Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said in an interview broadcast Tuesday that there are no credible threats of more attacks to come in the United States at this point in the wake of the grisly terrorist attack in Orlando over the weekend and a separate attack in France. Published June 14, 2016

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Saturday, June 11, 2016 at a private hanger at Greater Pittsburgh International Airport in Moon, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Donald Trump: More guns could have mitigated Orlando attack

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday said more guns could have mitigated the deadly terrorist attack in Orlando early Sunday and that he does not favor banning so-called assault weapons. Published June 13, 2016

Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican and chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi

Benghazi committee interviews drone operator Pentagon says it couldn't find

The House Select Committee on Benghazi has demanded that a top Defense Department official testify after the committee interviewed a witness Thursday who says he was a drone sensor operator on the night of the attack -- and is a person the official said in late April the department could not find. Published June 12, 2016

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. addresses the Road to Majority Conference in Washington, Friday, June 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Mitch McConnell vows Senate will not confirm Merrick Garland this year

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed to a crowd of social conservatives gathered in Washington, D.C., Friday that the U.S. Senate will not confirm Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama's pick to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, this year. Published June 10, 2016

** FILE ** This Sept. 13, 2012, file photo shows a man walking the burned shell of the U.S. Consulate, in Benghazi, Libya, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. (AP photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)

Benghazi committee interviews drone operator

The House Select Committee on Benghazi has demanded a top Defense Department official testify after the committee interviewed a witness Thursday who says he was a drone sensor operator on the night of the attacks -- and is a person the official had said in late April the department could not find. Published June 10, 2016

President Barack Obama walks with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., down the Colonnade of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Nancy Pelosi: Give Bernie Sanders space to decide next move

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that Sen. Bernard Sanders knows what's on the line in the presidential election, but that he should be given space to make his own decision about his next steps. Published June 9, 2016

Ohio Gov. John Kasich delivers an annual State of the State address at the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta, Ohio, on April 6, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Kasich: 'Hard to say' whether I'll support Donald Trump

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he still isn't there yet on supporting presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and didn't rule out walking into the party's convention in Cleveland next month having not endorsed the party's standard bearer. Published June 9, 2016