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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski

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

Articles by David Sherfinski

Mark Begich concedes Alaska Senate race to Dan Sullivan

Democratic Sen. Mark Begich conceded the Senate race in Alaska to Republican Dan Sullivan on Monday, ensuring the GOP will have at least 53 seats in the U.S. Senate when the new Congress is sworn in next month. Published November 18, 2014

President Barack Obama gestures as he answers a question from the media during a press conference at the conclusion of the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama should wait for GOP-led Congress to act on immigration: poll

As President Obama weighs moving unilaterally to grant legal status to potentially millions of illegal immigrants, 46 percent of Americans say he should wait for action from a new GOP-led Congress and 42 percent say he should act now. Published November 17, 2014

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker shakes hands after speaking at his campaign party Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in West Allis, Wis. Walker defeated Democratic gubernatorial challenger Mary Burke. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Scott Walker: 'You have to be crazy to want to be president'

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker - who recently won his third election in four years and is openly considering a presidential bid - still thinks that "you have to be crazy" to want the top job at the White House. Published November 17, 2014

Obama: I did not mislead Americans about health care to get law passed

President Obama says he did not mislead Americans to get his health care law passed, addressing for the first time recently unearthed comments from a key backer who said a lack of transparency and the "stupidity of the American voter" were central to its passage. Published November 17, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, has called President Obama's calls for a net neutrality policy "Obamacare for the Internet." Without such a policy, critics say, wealthier users alone would be able to pay for better, faster Web access. (associated press)

Ted Cruz: 'No net tax. Not now. Not ever'

Sen. Ted Cruz released a video Friday in which he takes a hard-line stance against a proposal that would allow states to collect sales taxes on purchases from out-of-state online retailers that some are hoping will pass in the current lame-duck session of Congress. Published November 14, 2014

In a Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker gives a thumbs up as he speaks at his campaign party, in West Allis, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Scott Walker: Chris Christie lacks a 'Midwestern filter'

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said that while he and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are great friends and have similar styles, he's got a "Midwestern filter" that the outspoken Mr. Christie does not. Published November 14, 2014

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell speaks in Washington in this July 28, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Obamacare: Most newly insured give good marks, poll shows

With a second round of open enrollment set to begin Saturday, a new poll shows that more than seven in 10 Americans who bought new health insurance policies through government exchanges earlier in the year rate the quality of their health care and coverage as "excellent" or "good." Published November 14, 2014

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, returns to Capitol Hill for the lame duck session following a sweep for the GOP in the midterm elections that will shift the balance of power in January, giving Republicans control of the Senate as well as the House, in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House GOP votes to give Boehner third term as speaker

House Republicans on Thursday threw their support behind Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, to continue serving in the chamber's top leadership slot, putting him in position to win a third term to the post when the 114th Congress convenes in January. Published November 13, 2014

House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio said the Republican-controlled Congress will hold more votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act. (associated press)

Boehner's office on Obamacare remarks: American people anything but 'stupid'

The office of House Speaker John A. Boehner is pushing back against recently-unearthed remarks from an MIT professor and architect of President Obama's health care law in which the professor suggested that a lack of transparency and the "stupidity" of the American voter helped the law pass. Published November 13, 2014