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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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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in Reno, Nev., in this Feb. 15, 2016, file photo. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Hillary Clinton: 'I've always tried to' tell the truth

Asked point-blank if she has always told the truth, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she's "always tried to" and that she'll do the best she can to level with the American people. Published February 19, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, addresses the audience during a presidential forum at First Baptist North Spartanburg in Spartanburg, S.C., Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)

Ted Cruz eats into Donald Trump's lead in South Carolina: poll

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is the front-runner heading into the GOP presidential primary contest in South Carolina on Saturday, but Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has cut what had been a 16-point lead for the billionaire businessman down to 5 points in a new poll. Published February 19, 2016

Sen. Ben Sasse, Nebraska Republican (Associated Press) **FILE**

Sen. Ben Sasse mocks pro-Trump Twitter trolls

GOP Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, who has emerged as a leading critic of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump in recent weeks, is showing he's well aware that fans of Mr. Trump might not exactly be enamored with him. Published February 19, 2016

The Judicial Crisis Network announced a seven-figure advertising campaign defending Republican senators up for re-election this year vowing to block an Obama Supreme Court nominee, including Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire. (Associated Press)

Conservatives defend vulnerable senators vowing to block Obama Supreme Court nominee

Conservatives rallied Thursday to defend Republican senators who have vowed to block a Supreme Court nomination by President Obama, as polling suggests the battle isn't playing out how Democrats hoped and the public is evenly split on whether Mr. Obama should get a chance to shift the court to the left in the wake of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Published February 18, 2016

Pope Francis stands on a praying platform on the banks of the Rio Grande in Juarez, Mexico, as he prays for a group of migrants sitting along the border fence in El Paso, Texas, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. Pope Francis offered a prayer for the migrants who have died crossing the border. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Donald Trump slams Pope Francis, predicts terror attack on Vatican

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump fired back at Pope Francis Thursday, predicting that the Islamic State will attack the Vatican and the pontiff will rue the day that he said Mr. Trump isn't a Christian if he wants to deport illegal immigrants. The real estate mogul also said it was "disgraceful" for a religious leader to level that accusation. Published February 18, 2016

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2016, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., joined by, from left, Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D. and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, following a closed-door policy meeting about legislation to hit North Korea with more stringent sanctions in the wake of Pyongyang's recent satellite launch. While North Korea's economic isolation and the international financial system make it tricky to identify sanction targets and prove violations, the new U.S. legislation could hit companies in China that deal with the North, including those that buy its main exports,  coal and minerals.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Ad campaign thanks vulnerable GOP senators for standing firm on SCOTUS pick

Conservatives are rallying to defend GOP senators who have threatened to block President Obama's Supreme Court pick, announcing a seven-figure advertising campaign Thursday to publicly thank vulnerable Republicans up for election in November who have stuck with party leaders on the issue. Published February 18, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich meets with supporters during a town hall meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in Livonia, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

John Kasich: 'The establishment is afraid of me'

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Thursday said the "establishment" is afraid of him and told his supporters to "keep the faith" and keep their seat belts fastened as the 2016 GOP presidential nominating contest moves forward. Published February 18, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at a rally at Summerville Country Club in Summerville, S.C., Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

South Carolina will make or break Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush staked his presidential run on an epic campaign push in South Carolina, but he remained down in the polls and struggling for traction with two days until the state's first-in-the-South GOP primary. Published February 17, 2016

FOX News debate moderators (L-R) Chris Wallace, Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier wait for the start of the Republican presidential primary debate, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) ** FILE **

Fox News is most-trusted TV news/commentary source: poll

More than a quarter of U.S. voters named Fox News as the TV news or commentary source they trust the most, putting the channel well ahead of its cable and network rivals, according to a poll released Wednesday. Published February 17, 2016

In this Nov. 6, 2012, file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his vice presidential running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., make an unscheduled stop at a Wendy's restaurant in Richmond Heights, Ohio. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Donald Trump: Tapping of Paul Ryan for veep was 'end' of 2012 campaign

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Wednesday said the selection of 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee Paul D. Ryan was the "end" of the campaign for Republicans because of the perceptions surrounding Mr. Ryan and entitlement spending. Published February 17, 2016

Newt Gingrich (Associated Press) **FILE**

Pro-Kasich super PAC ad in S.C. features Newt Gingrich

A super PAC supporting Ohio Gov. John Kasich's presidential campaign has released a new television ad in South Carolina featuring former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who won the state in the 2012 GOP primary contest. Published February 17, 2016