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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski

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

Articles by David Sherfinski

Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)  in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, about the current state and future of American foreign policy. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ** FILE **

Dick Cheney meeting with House GOP whip team Monday

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is meeting Monday evening with members of the House Republican whip team, a spokeswoman for Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Louisiana Republican, confirmed. Published March 2, 2015

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., talks on his phone as he walks on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Sept. 26, 2013, file photo. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Peter King: There's an element of House GOP that 'has no concept of reality'

Rep. Peter King, New York Republican, sounded off on what he called an "absolutely irresponsible" wing within the House GOP conference that has "no concept of reality" after GOP leaders had to scramble last week following the defeat of a short-term extension of homeland security funding. Published March 2, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker responds to a question from board member Frayda Levin after he spoke at the winter meeting of the free market Club for Growth winter economic conference at the Breakers Hotel Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Palm Beach, Fla.   (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)

Scott Walker: 'My view has changed' on immigration

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, whose presidential star has been rising in recent weeks, says his views on immigration have changed and part of the reason why he firmly opposes amnesty is because of how President Obama has mishandled the issue. Published March 2, 2015

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Rick Perry on Hillary Clinton: 'Where's your loyalty?'

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is raising questions over recent disclosures that the Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from several foreign governments while Democrats' likely 2016 presidential nominee, Hillary Rodham Clinton, was secretary of state. Published March 2, 2015

Former Texas Rep. Ron Paul, father of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks in Richmond, Va., in this Nov. 4, 2013, file photo. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Ron Paul: 'More terrorist attacks have been thwarted by airline passengers than by the TSA'

Former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas says Americans would be better off if Congress transferred the few constitutional functions performed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to other parts of the government and then shut the rest down, saying the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is ineffective at stopping terrorists but "very effective" at harassing innocent Americans. Published March 2, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gestures while speaking during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Cutting federal spending should be Congress's top priority: TWT/CPAC poll

Conservatives say reducing federal spending should be the Republican-led Congress's top priority this session, beating out confrontations with President Obama over his immigration executive actions, Obamacare, and the Keystone XL pipeline, according to The Washington Times/CPAC flash poll at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Published February 28, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, delivers his speech to the crowd on the third day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. This event, which is billed as the nation's largest gathering of conservatives, runs Feb. 25-28, 2015. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr. for The Washington Times)

Rand Paul at CPAC: Phone records of Americans 'none of their damn business'

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky was at home addressing the traditionally libertarian-leaning Conservative Political Action Conference Friday, calling for an American national defense "unencumbered by nation building" and telling the crowd that their phone records are none of the government's business. Published February 27, 2015

Iraqis hold a protest a day after Islamic State militants posted an online video showing them smashing rare ancient artifacts in a museum, in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. The protesters held a banner denouncing the destruction of the artifacts and call upon the Iraqi government to protect archeological sites in the country. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

Islamist terrorism biggest threat to U.S. national security: TWT/CPAC poll

Conservatives say Islamist terrorism is the biggest threat to U.S. national security, trumping the dangers of more traditional enemies such as Iran or Russia, according to The Washington Times/CPAC flash poll at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Published February 27, 2015

Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, speaks Feb. 26, 2015, during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. (Rod Lamkey Jr./Special to The Washington Times)

Conservatives troubled by Rubio’s immigration push

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz criticized GOP congressional leaders Thursday, saying they have been tone-deaf when it comes to the conservative calls to defund President Obama's executive amnesty. Published February 26, 2015

Ben Carson. (By Rod Lamkey Jr./Special to The Washington Times)

Ben Carson: If you're black and oppose 'progressive agenda,' 'you're crazy'

Kicking off a slate of speakers at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), retired neurologist Ben Carson alluded to his recently being added — and removed — from an extremist watch list in criticizing what he called the left's propensity to "re-label and name things." Published February 26, 2015