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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at

Articles by David Sherfinski

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks during the leadership forum at the National Rifle Association's annual convention Friday, April 25, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Jindal lashes out at Obama, Holder, Bloomberg at NRA forum

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal closed out the NRA lobbying arm's leadership forum at Lucas Oil Stadium Friday with a no-holds-barred fusillade on people such as former New York City Mayor Michael I. Bloomberg and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who he says want to fundamentally alter the ideological foundation of the country. Published April 25, 2014

Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri speaks during the leadership forum at the National Rifle Association's annual convention in Friday, April 25, 2014 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Vinatieri 'brags' about QB rating in speech at NRA convention

Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri proudly declared his support for the Second Amendment Friday at the NRA's annual meetings, saying firearms have been a big part of his life for as long as he can remember. Published April 25, 2014

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during the leadership forum at the National Rifle Association's annual convention in Friday, April 25, 2014, in Indianapolis. Several potential Republican contenders for president planned on courting gun-rights supporters at the convention Friday. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Rubio offers strong defense of gun rights

INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Marco Rubio on Friday praised the National Rifle Association for defending the Second Amendment rights of individuals and families across the nation that the Florida Republican said are under attack from the Obama administration. Published April 25, 2014

Virginia Delegate Barbara J. Comstock is seeking the Republican nomination for a soon-to-be-vacated U.S. House seat. (associated press)

Va. GOP candidate financials reveal credit card debt, delays

Personal financial disclosures for the GOP candidates looking to secure a Northern Virginia congressional seat in this weekend's firehouse primary have revealed more in some cases and less in others, with one candidate claiming tens of thousands of dollars in credit card debt and no indication that others have even turned in the required paperwork. Published April 24, 2014

New Jersey acting attorney general John J. Hoffman said in a brief that San Diego's law requiring concealed-carry permit applicants to demonstrate "good cause," is different from his state's "justifiable need" mandate. (Associated Press)

Supreme Court weighs appeal to concealed-carry gun laws

The Supreme Court on Friday will consider whether to wade into the escalating legal brawl over whether people have a constitutional right to carry a firearm outside of the home, as gun rights advocates push the high court to settle how far the Second Amendment goes in protecting the right to bear arms. Published April 17, 2014

Terry McAuliffe           Associated Press photo

McAuliffe's PAC off to fast start, with $254,000 raised in two weeks

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's political action committee has collected more than $250,000 in two weeks, far outpacing his most recent predecessor's state leadership PAC and easily topping totals for other leadership PACs in state government for the first three months of the year. Published April 15, 2014

Associated Press 
 Delegate Robert Marshall makes no apologies for most of his controversial comments over the years, but he is barely tolerated anymore even from fellow Virginia Republicans.

Virginia Republican Bob Marshall stands by remarks that raise eyebrows

Delegate Robert G. Marshall has said that disabled children can be God's vengeance against women who have had abortions. He has described incest as sometimes voluntary, and he has questioned the sexuality of a Supreme Court justice who has favored marriage equality. Published April 10, 2014

From left, House Speaker William J. Howell, House Majority Leader M. Kirkland Cox, and Delegates R. Steven Landes and Timothy D. Hugo, all Republicans, discuss the state Senate's proposed state budget in Richmond on Tuesday. (associated press)

Va. Senate approves Medicaid expansion, but budget stands no chance in House

The Virginia Senate sent a dead-on-arrival two-year budget to the House of Delegates on Tuesday with a provision to effectively expand Medicaid coverage in Virginia, even as a new poll shows Democrats might not have the groundswell of support on the issue that they're claiming. Published April 8, 2014

Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn., who represents Newtown, Conn., and Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz., who took over for Rep. Gabby Giffords who was severely injured in a shooting in Tuscon, Ariz., sit together at a special House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee hearing on gun violence on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. The lawmakers heard from a witness panel that included Newtown, Conn. School Superintendent Janet Robinson, Emily Nottingham, mother of Tucson shooting victim Gabe Zimmerman, Chaska, Minnesota Police Chief Scott Knight, and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Reps. to Boehner, Pelosi: Take gun riders out of appropriations process

More than 100 members of Congress have signed a letter sent to House Speaker John A. Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging them to ensure the House Appropriations Committee does not include provisions in spending bills for the next fiscal year that the members say hinder research into the causes of gun violence and the enforcement of gun laws. Published April 4, 2014


Five former Virginia AGs want case against ex-governor Bob McDonnell dismissed

Five former Virginia attorneys general — three Democrats and two Republicans — said in a proposed court filing that corruption counts against former Gov. Bob McDonnell should be dismissed and that Justice Department attorneys overreached in bringing criminal charges for his indiscretions. Published April 3, 2014