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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

Sen. Kay Hagan, left, D-N.C., and North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis greet prior to a live televised debate at UNC-TV studios in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, Pool)

Kay Hagan, Thom Tillis tied in North Carolina Senate race: poll

A new poll shows a tie in North Carolina between incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican Thom Tillis as national Republicans indicate they will dump some big-time money in an already expensive race that Democrats hope to hold. Published October 14, 2014

** FILE ** President Obama warned about the dire consequences of failing to avert budget cuts Tuesday in front of 17 uniformed firefighters and law enforcement officers, who he said could lose their jobs. (Associated Press)

Free fall: Big labor bailing on Dems

Labor unions, long a rich source of ground troops for national Democrats' Election Day victories, are expressing frustration with the party. Published October 13, 2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., arrives at a rally for campaign volunteers Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Little Rock, Ark. Pryor will face Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton in the November election. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Tom Cotton: Mark Pryor 'simply isn't tough enough' to stand up to Obama

GOP Rep. Tom Cotton said Monday that Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor isn't "tough enough" to stand up to President Obama, repeatedly accusing Mr. Pryor of voting in lockstep for what he called Mr. Obama's failed policies on the economy, health care, and in confronting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria in a debate at the University of Central Arkansas. Published October 13, 2014

This Sept. 3, 2014, file photo shows former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaking at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Bobby Jindal hits Hillary Clinton on Ebola funding

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is hitting back over remarks former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made last week suggesting that federal spending cuts have hurt the fight against the Ebola virus. Published October 13, 2014

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney campaigns for Joni Ernst at Iowa Farm Bureau Headquarters in West Des Moines, Iowa, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Ernst is in a close race with Bruce Braley for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Tom Harkin. (AP Photo/The Register, Mary Willie)

Joni Ernst up 1 point in Iowa Senate race: poll

As 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney gave state Sen. Joni Ernst a boost in her bid for U.S. Senate bid in Iowa, a new poll shows her with a razor-thin, 1-point lead over Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley, 47 percent to 46 percent. Published October 13, 2014

(AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Obama briefed on second Ebola case

President Obama was briefed Sunday morning on the diagnosis of a second case of Ebola in Texas by Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco, the White House said. Published October 12, 2014

U.S. Sen. John McCain campaigns for GOP senate candidate Ed Gillespie, right, at VFW Post 4809 in Norfolk, Va. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Stephen M. Katz)

Lawmakers call for more aggressive Islamic State campaign

As elements of the Islamic State appeared to be advancing in key parts of Iraq and Syria, the Obama administration defended its plan to combat the terrorist group amid criticism from lawmakers calling for a more aggressive approach both from the U.S. and its international partners in the mission. Published October 12, 2014