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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

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on his executive action on immigration at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas in this Nov. 21, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

Half of American voters oppose Obama's immigration plan: poll

Fifty percent of voters in the country oppose President Obama's recently-announced executive actions to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, and a majority thinks the president's plan will actually attract more illegal immigrants into the country. Published November 24, 2014

President Barack Obama, left, listens as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, talks about his resignation during an event in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Hagel is stepping down under pressure from Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign policy team. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Grim public departure as Hagel, Obama announce resignation at White House

President Obama on Monday accepted the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, creating a vacancy at the Pentagon at a time when the U.S. is battling the Islamic State in the Middle East, dealing with a shrinking budget at the Defense Department and grappling with a number of other foreign-policy challenges and international crises. Published November 24, 2014

Former U.S. Rep. and presidential candidate Ron Paul. (AP Photo/The Hattiesburg American, Kelly Price)

Ron Paul: Defeat of NSA bill a 'victory for freedom'

Former Texas congressman and presidential contender Ron Paul is hailing last week's defeat of a Senate bill that would have halted the NSA's phone-snooping program as a "victory for freedom." Published November 24, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Rand Paul calls for declaration of war against Islamic State

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, one of the sharpest Republican critics of President Obama's strategy to combat the Islamic State terrorist group, unveiled a draft Declaration of War resolution Monday that he plans to introduce when Congress comes back in December. Published November 24, 2014

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at the BYU Marriott Center in Provo, Utah, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Al Hartmann)

Mitt Romney takes lead in 2016 New Hampshire GOP primary poll

Mitt Romney, former Massachusetts governor and 2012 GOP presidential nominee, leads a host of potential Republican presidential candidates in a hypothetical 2016 GOP primary match-up in the early state of New Hampshire. Published November 24, 2014

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (Associated Press) **FILE**

Bobby Jindal headed back to Iowa next month

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is heading back to the early presidential state of Iowa next month for a Polk County GOP Holiday Victory party, the Des Moines Register said. Published November 21, 2014

Rep. Tony Cardenas, California Democrat. (Screen grab from

Tony Cardenas: Obama finally said, 'enough is enough'

Rep. Tony Cardenas, California Democrat, said Friday that President Obama's executive action to grant temporary legal status to millions of illegal immigrants isn't about what Congress didn't do, but about what Congress has refused to do. Published November 21, 2014

Ted Cruz invokes Cicero to knock Obama on immigration

Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, turned to the ancient words of Cicero Thursday on the Senate floor to denounce President Obama's planned actions, to be outlined Thursday evening, to give legal status to millions of illegal immigrants in the country. Published November 20, 2014