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David Sherfinski

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

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An Iraqi Federal Police vehicle passes through a checkpoint in Qayara, some 50 kilometers south of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Islamic State militants have been going door to door in farming communities south of Mosul, ordering people at gunpoint to follow them north into the city and apparently using them as human shields as they retreat from Iraqi forces. Witnesses to the forced evacuation describe scenes of chaos as hundreds of people were driven north across the Ninevah plains and into the heavily-fortified city, where the extremists are believed to be preparing for a climactic showdown.  (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

Donald Trump on Mosul: 'Why can't they win first and talk later?'

Donald Trump said he would sit down a military expert and "teach him a couple of things," as Mr. Trump faces outside criticism for proclaiming the military operation in Mosul a "disaster" and decrying a lack of the "element of surprise." Published October 27, 2016

Republican candidate Donald Trump's atypical run at the White House may be harming the family's brands. Daughter Ivanka Trump's clothing line is facing a boycott, and Trump Hotels left the family name off a new brand. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump's antics tarnishing the family brand's luster

Donald Trump's children say his presidential run isn't hurting the family business, and Mr. Trump once said he might be the only person who could make money off of a White House run. But there are indications the Trump brand is taking a hit. Published October 26, 2016

Former presidential candidate and governor Mitt Romney speaks during a meeting of The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at Lake Michigan College's Mendel Center in Benton Harbor, Mich. (Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP) **FILE**

Romney says Washington is failing Americans

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said neither presidential candidate is talking about America's biggest challenges in the campaign, and Washington is failing the country. Published October 26, 2016

Republican vice-presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence speaks at the Special Events Center of the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C., Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. (H. Scott Hoffmann/News & Record via AP) ** FILE **

Mike Pence: We look forward to working with Paul Ryan

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence said he's "communicated" recently with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and that he looks forward to working with Mr. Ryan and other members of Congress after Election Day. Published October 26, 2016

Kellyanne Conway, new campaign manager for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, speaks to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) ** FILE **

Trump campaign: Donald Trump is keeping 'most active' schedule of the two candidates

Donald Trump's campaign manager on Wednesday said Mr. Trump is keeping a more active campaign schedule than his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and that the GOP nominee can do "all of the above," as he prepares to spend part of his day at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at his new Washington, D.C., hotel. Published October 26, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump: Clinton effectively gave to spouse of FBI official involved in email case

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday said Hillary Clinton is the one who effectively gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to the state Senate campaign of the wife of an FBI official involved in the investigation into Mrs. Clinton's email practices, calling it a "criminal act." Published October 25, 2016

Rudy Giuliani: Polls are oversampling Democrats

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani on Tuesday said public polls are oversampling Democrats and that Donald Trump is probably doing better than 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney among both Democrats and independents. Published October 25, 2016

Republican vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks at a campaign event at Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C., Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Mike Pence: It's time for Republicans to come home

As he prepares to head to deep-red Utah to shore up conservative support, GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence says it's time for Republicans to "come home" and unite behind Donald Trump. Published October 25, 2016

Libertarian candidate for President Gary Johnson admits he has little chance of winning, but hopes he can garner at least 5 percent of the vote. (Associated Press)

With chance of winning slim, Johnson targets 5 percent threshold

He admits he has little hope of winning, but Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson says Americans can now vote for him in order to get him past the 5 percent threshold, which would entitle his party to up to $10 million in public financing in 2020. Published October 24, 2016