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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

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. (AP Photo/The Monitor, Joel Martinez) ** FILE **

John Cornyn: Anywhere we have failed states, al Qaeda can organize

Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, said President Obama's not going to France for a unity rally in the wake of last week's attacks isn't the biggest issue for him, but that there has been too much political correctness in discussing events like the Fort Hood shooting and overseas wars. Published January 12, 2015

This Dec. 30, 2014, photo shows workers standing on scaffolding around the capitol dome as it's restored in Havana, Cuba. The first phase of the renovation required the repair or replacement of drain and water pipes and wiring, and involved extensive architectural work because the original plans for the building were mysteriously lost. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Cuba releases 53 prisoners as part of deal: report

Cuba has reportedly released all of the 53 prisoners it had pledged to set free as part of the recently announced moves to normalize relations between the communist island country and the United States. Published January 12, 2015

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum (Associated Press) **FILE**

Rick Santorum sounds off on 'bomb throwers' Rand Paul, Ted Cruz

Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania threw a few elbows at several potential rivals for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, calling possible contenders Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas "bomb throwers" with little experience. Published January 12, 2015

Newly printed $20 notes are seen at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Financially 'secure' Americans more likely to vote, study shows

The income gap between the richest and poorest Americans is an issue both political parties have grappled with for years, but a new study suggests that there is also a connection between financial security and participation in the political process. Published January 9, 2015

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell arrives at federal court for sentencing in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. McDonnell, once a top Republican prospect for national office, was convicted for selling the influence of his office to the CEO of a dietary supplements company. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) ** FILE **

Bob McDonnell sentenced to 2 years in prison for public corruption

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison on public corruption charges, a downward departure from federal sentencing guidelines and a considerably lighter term than the decade in prison prosecutors had sought. Published January 6, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush listens to a speaker before giving his keynote address at the National Summit on Education Reform in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Jeb Bush sets up 'Right to Rise' PAC

In another clear step toward a possible presidential run in 2016, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced Tuesday he's setting up a political action committee to support like-minded candidates as he actively explores a potential bid for the White House. Published January 6, 2015

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum (Associated Press) **FILE**

Rick Santorum invites former aides to briefing on 2016 plans: report

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, the last Republican standing against 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, is planning to huddle with former advisers next week in Washington to discuss a possible run at the White House in 2016, CNN said. Published January 6, 2015

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 5, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Pelosi appeals for bipartisanship in new Congress, blasts Republicans

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says that members of her depleted ranks plan to put forward a legislative package on Tuesday aimed at stopping corporations from organizing overseas for tax purposes and pushing CEOs to give their employees raises. Published January 5, 2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda talk on the sideline before an NFL wildcard playoff football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Chris Christie to hit the road for GOP governors' inaugurations

Fresh off his Dallas Cowboys' win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to go on an unrelated victory lap of sorts, traveling to a number of gubernatorial inaugurations of Republicans he helped guide to victory in the fall. Published January 5, 2015