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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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Tim Constantine reports on Dr. Ben Carson's comments on gun control, Hillary Clinton taking on Donald Trump, and Alec Baldwin calling outHillary Clinton and Donald Trump as warmongers.

Ben Carson: 'Neurosurgery is considerably more complex than politics'

Retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson is rejecting the notion that a president should not be a political neophyte based on the argument that on the flip side, someone wouldn't want a person to perform brain surgery on them if that person had never done it before. Published October 6, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump talks about his tax plan during a news conference, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, in New York. The Republican front-runner is calling for an overhaul of the tax code that would eliminate income taxes for millions of Americans, while lowering them for the highest-income earners and business. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) ** FILE **

Donald Trump: Marco Rubio 'has $12 in the bank'

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump once again went after the finances of 2016 rival Sen. Marco Rubio, saying Tuesday the Florida Republican is a "lightweight" with just $12 in the bank. Published October 6, 2015

Carly Fiorina speaks to supporters at the Take Back America Presidential Forum in Greenville, S.C., in this Sept. 18, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

Carly Fiorina: 'I think I am distinctly horrifying to liberals'

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina says she thinks her status as a conservative woman who tops Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton head-to-head in recent polls makes her "distinctly horrifying" to liberals. Published October 6, 2015

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Hillary Clinton ad invokes Kevin McCarthy's Benghazi remarks

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign is out with a new national television ad that includes a recent clip of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that Democrats have seized on to argue that the Select Committee on Benghazi is politically driven. Published October 6, 2015

Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy blamed a memory lapse for giving investigators false information about when he first learned of rumors that information would be leaked to embarrass Rep. Jason Chaffetz. (Associated Press)

James Clancy: Memory lapse led to false information on Jason Chaffetz leak

An inspector general reopened an investigation Monday into U.S. Secret Service agents' efforts to embarrass a top congressional critic after agency Director Joseph Clancy admitted he misled investigators on when he first learned of rumors about information that would later be leaked to try to embarrass Rep. Jason Chaffetz. Published October 5, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at an event Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Franklin, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Donald Trump sides with Jeb Bush on Redskins nickname

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump hasn't found much common ground with 2016 GOP rival and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on the campaign trail, but the two agree on at least one thing: the Washington Redskins' team nickname should stay as is. Published October 5, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at the University of Chicago in Chicago, in this Sept. 28, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) ** FILE **

Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton by 9 points in New Hampshire

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has a 9-point lead over former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in the early state of New Hampshire, according to a new poll that shows Mrs. Clinton falling further behind should Vice President Joseph R. Biden enter the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. Published October 5, 2015

Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson, left, and Donald Trump talk before the start of the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) ** FILE **

Donald Trump leads Ben Carson by 9 points: poll

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a 9-point lead in the race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination over retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, among a potential GOP electorate that now says it prefers new ideas and a different approach over experience and a proven record, according to a poll released Friday. Published October 2, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks during a campaign rally at the Sharonville Convention Center, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) ** FILE **

Ben Carson: Gun control 'doesn't work for crazies'

Retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said incidents like the Thursday shooting at a community college in Oregon should be analyzed in hopes of preventing similar ones from happening, but that gun control only works for law-abiding citizens and not "crazies." Published October 2, 2015

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (AP Photo/File)

Donald Trump: Kevin McCarthy 'not off to a great start'

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Friday that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who appears to be on track to be the next Speaker of the House, is "not off to a great start" in light of his comments earlier this week about the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Published October 2, 2015