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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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President Barack Obama reacts to a questions from a member of the media during a news conference following the conclusion of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders summit at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in U.S. history: Trump

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday that President Obama will go down as one of the worst presidents in U.S. history -- perhaps the worst -- and that Mr. Obama's comments about him a day earlier were a "badge of honor" of sorts. Published February 17, 2016

Republican presidential candidates, from left, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, businessman Donald Trump, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson take the stage before the CBS News Republican presidential debate at the Peace Center, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) ** FILE **

Donald Trump leads Ted Cruz by 16 points in S.C.: poll

With just days to go until Saturday's South Carolina GOP presidential primary, businessman Donald Trump holds a 16-point lead over his next-closest competitor, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. Published February 17, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in Beaufort, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Donald Trump nears 40 percent support in national poll

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has raced out to a 20-point lead over his nearest 2016 GOP rival in a national poll released Wednesday that showed him pick up 8 points of support since earlier this month. Published February 17, 2016

Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, left, and Hillary Clinton take the stage before a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn) ** FILE **

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders neck-and-neck in Nevada: poll

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont are running neck-and-neck in Nevada ahead of Saturday's caucuses, according to a CNN/ORC poll on the 2016 Democratic presidential race released Wednesday. Published February 17, 2016

John Kasich: I'm 'worried about Jeb'; 'he needs to start being more positive'

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday he's "worried" about 2016 GOP rival Jeb Bush and the negative turn Mr. Kasich says Mr. Bush's presidential campaign is taking -- and he questioned whether the former Florida governor is concerned at all with his legacy and the reputation of his family. Published February 11, 2016

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who claimed second place in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, now must decide quickly on the states where he can compete and build a low-budget organization. He said he isn't worried about an attack against his campaign. (Associated Press)

Trimmed-down GOP field shifts to South Carolina

Ohio Gov. John Kasich vowed to build on his strong showing in the New Hampshire presidential primary, and Donald Trump said he is prepared to face dirty campaigning as a slimmed-down Republican field shifted to South Carolina on Wednesday. Published February 10, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks during the Iowa Right to Life Presidential Forum in Des Moines on Jan. 20, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Carly Fiorina drops out of presidential race

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announced Wednesday she is suspending her campaign for the presidency, after she failed to crack into the top tier of the 2016 GOP field in either Iowa or New Hampshire. Published February 10, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks to members of the traveling media on board his plane en route from New Hampshire to South Carolina, Wednesday Feb. 10, 2016, after the New Hampshire primary. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Marco Rubio: 'I am the conservative that can unify this party'

Trying to shrug off a fifth-place finish in New Hampshire, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida on Wednesday told a crowd in South Carolina he was disappointed in the results from Tuesday's GOP presidential primary but that he is the conservative who can unify the GOP heading into November. Published February 10, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks to supporters on primary election night, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Hollis, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Cruz: Iowa, N.H. showed I'm only one who can beat Trump

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, fresh off a third-place finish in the New Hampshire GOP presidential primary, said Wednesday the first two nominating contests in the 2016 race showed that he's the only candidate who can take down Donald Trump. Published February 10, 2016

In this Aug. 10, 2004 file photo, President George W. Bush, left, is introduced by his brother Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, right, at  'Ask President Bush' campaign rally, at Okaloosa-Walton Community College Gymnasium in Niceville, Fla. (Associated Press) **FILE**

George W. Bush featured in new Jeb Bush radio ad

Former President George W. Bush is featured in a radio ad that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential campaign is rolling out Wednesday, with the 43rd president saying that his brother will be a "steady hand" in a time of crisis. Published February 10, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump gives thumbs up to supporters during a primary night rally, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Donald Trump: 'I fight like hell' not to pay a lot of tax

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday he'll probably release his tax returns over the next few months, saying he "fights like hell" not to pay a lot of tax and that he hates how the government spends his money. Published February 10, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during a primary night rally, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Jeb Bush: John Kasich 'had a one-state strategy'

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Wednesday that Ohio Gov. John Kasich had a "one-state strategy" and knocked Mr. Kasich for expanding Medicaid under Obamacare. Published February 10, 2016