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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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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, right, gestures as he speaks during a panel discussion on"Climate Change and Financial mMarkets"at the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget north of Paris, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. (AP Photo. (AP PhotoMichel Euler)

Watchdogs file complaints over Bloomberg-backed ads

Several campaign finance watchdog groups are complaining to the FCC that TV stations are not using the name of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to identify the sponsor of ads being run by a Bloomberg-backed super PAC. Published December 10, 2015

Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson, left, and Donald Trump talk before the start of the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) ** FILE **

Donald Trump, Ben Carson leading among young Republicans: poll

Real estate mogul Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson are the clear front-runners in the race to win support from young Republicans in the 2016 presidential contest, according to a survey released Thursday by Harvard University's Institute of Politics. Published December 10, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., center, puts his arm around Rev. Todd Yeary of Baltimore, as he speaks with African-American civic and religious leaders at the Freddie Gray Empowerment Center in Baltimore, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, after taking a walking tour of Gray's neighborhood and participating in a roundtable discussion on issues affecting the African-American community. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Hillary Clinton slips, Bernie Sanders rises among young Democrats: poll

Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont has picked up 40 points of support from young Democrats and has pulled ahead of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton among that group, according to a poll released Thursday by Harvard University's Institute of Politics. Published December 10, 2015

In this Dec. 7, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump speaks  aboard the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)

Donald Trump postpones trip to Israel

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is postponing what he described Thursday as a "semi-scheduled" trip to Israel, saying he doesn't want to put Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu under "pressure." Published December 10, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's notion of closing the U.S. off to Muslims seeking asylum, partly as a means of heading off Islamic State terror operatives, drew rebukes not only from the GOP but from world leaders. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump leads by 20 points in South Carolina: poll

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has a 20-point lead over his nearest competitor in the early state of South Carolina, according to a new poll that also showed support for the billionaire businessman tick up in the wake of his recent proposal to bar Muslims from traveling into the United States. Published December 10, 2015

Republican presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump speaks during a rally coinciding with Pearl Harbor Day at Patriots Point aboard the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., on Dec. 7, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Donald Trump again floats possibility of independent run

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is once again floating the possibility that he could launch an independent run for the White House if he doesn't win the 2016 Republican nomination, saying that he doesn't want to but would consider it if he doesn't get treated "fairly." Published December 9, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, in Davenport, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) ** FILE **

Donald Trump: 'I'm the worst thing that's ever happened to ISIS'

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump isn't buying the notion that his new proposal to temporarily bar Muslims from entering the United States could actually serve to endanger the country, as some suggest the Islamic State terrorist group will seize on the plan and use it to target new recruits. Published December 9, 2015

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump, speaks during a rally coinciding with Pearl Harbor Day at Patriots Point aboard the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Mic Smith) ** FILE **

Donald Trump expands lead in New Hampshire to 18 points: poll

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has expanded his lead in the early state of New Hampshire to 18 points, with Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida gaining support but still well back in second place, according to a new poll. Published December 9, 2015

In this Dec. 3, 2015, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Forum in Washington. Trump says he is calling for a "complete and total shutdown" on Muslims entering the United States. Trump says in a statement released by his campaign Dec. 7 that his proposal comes in response to the level of hatred among "large segments of the Muslim population" toward Americans. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Donald Trump has 10-point lead over No. 2 Ted Cruz: poll

Billionaire businessman Donald J. Trump has a 10-point over his closest 2016 GOP competitor, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, in a national poll on the race for the Republican presidential nomination out Tuesday. Published December 8, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks during the Rising Tide Summit in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Dec. 5, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Carly Fiorina: Donald Trump a 'gift' for Clinton; I'm a 'lump of coal' for her

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said Tuesday that while GOP presidential front-runner Donald would be a gift-wrapped Christmas present for Hillary Clinton, Mrs. Fiorina herself would be a "lump of coal" in the stocking of Mrs. Clinton, the 2016 Democratic front-runner. Published December 8, 2015