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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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University of California at Berkeley police guard the building where Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos was to speak Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. A small group of people with their faces covered broke windows, hurled fireworks at police officers and threw smoke bombs, prompting UC Berkeley officials to cancel Yiannopoulos's talk Wednesday evening. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Trump floats cutting off federal funds after Berkeley riots

President Trump on Thursday weighed in on the cancellation of a University of California at Berkeley event with conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos in the face of protesting and riots, suggesting that federal funds could be cut off if such incidents continue. Published February 2, 2017

In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani, left, visits an exhibition of Iran's latest achievements of space technology, in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. President Hassan Rouhani has lashed out at the recent executive order by U.S. president Donald Trump to suspend immigration and visa processes for nationals from seven majority-Muslim countries, including Iran. Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi, right, accompanies Rouhani. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

Trump: Iran was 'ready to collapse' before nuclear deal

President Trump on Thursday reaffirmed that his administration has put Iran "on notice" after a missile test earlier in the week and said the U.S. had thrown the country a "life-line" with the recently brokered nuclear deal. Published February 2, 2017

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, jan. 18, 2017, at the conclusion of a confirmation hearing of Commerce Secretary-designate Wilbur Ross. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) ** FILE **

John Thune: 'Not my preference' to go nuclear for Gorsuch nomination

Sen. John Thune, the No. 3-ranking Republican in the U.S. Senate, said Wednesday he'd prefer to avoid triggering the "nuclear option" in order to get President Trump's Supreme Court nominee confirmed, after Mr. Trump said earlier he'd urge Senate Republicans to do so if necessary. Published February 1, 2017