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David Sherfinski

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

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This photo taken with a cellphone shows Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel, R-Fla. leaving court in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, leaving court after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession and was sentenced to a year's probation. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)

Florida congressman pleads guilty to cocaine charge

Rep. Trey Radel, Florida Republican elected to Congress in November 2012, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to a misdemeanor charge of possession of cocaine and was sentenced to one year of probation, federal officials announced. Published November 20, 2013

** FILE ** In this Nov. 14, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about his signature health care law, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. It survived the Supreme Court, a presidential election and numerous repeal votes in Congress, but now President Barack Obama's health care law risks coming unglued because of his own mistakes explaining it and his administration's bungled implementation. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Obama, Obamacare disapproval at new highs

More Americans disapprove of how President Obama is handling his job and his signature health care law than ever before as the fallout from issues with the law persist, a new Washington Post-ABC poll stated. Published November 19, 2013

Virginia Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe announces Monday that Secretary of Finance Ric Brown (at podium) will stay on in his administration, if only temporarily. Mr. McAuliffe also named his chief of staff, deputy chief of staff and secretary of the commonwealth. (associated press)

McAuliffe makes first top-level appointments

Virginia Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe, looking to follow through on a pledge to make his administration bipartisan, has selected a finance secretary who has served in state government under 11 governors and three longtime Democratic staffers for top-level positions. Published November 18, 2013

** FILE ** Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (Associated Press)

Mitt Romney: Illegal immigrants should have path to citizenship

2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who called for a vague "self-deportation" policy for those in the country illegally during the Republican primary campaign, said Friday that illegal immigrants should be offered an eventual path to citizenship, once again entering a debate that has bitterly divided the Republican party in recent years. Published November 15, 2013

** FILE ** Samantha Power. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Samantha Power on Iran: 'We have to test this regime'

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said Friday that Iran must be tested and that a working deal intended to curb its nuclear military capabilities is worth pursuing. Published November 15, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry walks to a meeting with the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Kerry and top U.S. nuclear negotiator Wendy Sherman hope to persuade members of the Senate Banking Committee in their meeting Wednesday to hold off on additional punitive measures on the Iranian economy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

John Kerry: Our endgame on Iran is 'exactly the same' as Israel's

Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday said a potential agreement with Iran is the "best first step" toward quashing the country's nuclear capabilities and that there is no daylight between the United States and Israel on the joint goal of preventing the Islamic Republic from developing nuclear weapons. Published November 14, 2013

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus (Associated Press)

DNC to RNC on Obamacare: Bring it on

Democrats have a message for Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, who has said the GOP will "tattoo" Obamacare to Democrats' foreheads in the 2014 midterm elections. Bring it on. Published November 14, 2013

** FILE ** Sen. Chuck Schumer, New York Democrat, returns to the floor from a caucus luncheon at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Schumer: Immigration reform still possible this year

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, said Thursday that he'd bet "quite a bit" that comprehensive immigration reforming will pass Congress, and that he wouldn't rule out something happening by the end of the year. Published November 14, 2013

** FILE ** In this Oct. 30, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall about the federal health care law. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

Obama to offer fixes for Obamacare

President Obama will speak about the Affordable Care Act at 11:35 a.m. Thursday, the White House announced. Published November 14, 2013