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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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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Politics and Eggs breakfast meeting at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. Christie is finishing a two-day swing through the nation's earliest presidential primary state as he considers a run for the Republican nomination for president.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Chris Christie dings GOP, highlights New Jersey record at Latino Coalition luncheon

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, speaking at a Latino Coalition luncheon in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, said his own party has been guilty at times of an unwelcoming tone toward prospective "new members" but highlighted his own performance among Latino voters during his 2013 re-election campaign as what can come if leaders are willing to listen. Published June 10, 2015

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Associated Press) **FILE**

Eric Cantor: Dem 'civil war' on trade could have 'profound impact'

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, wrote in an opinion piece published Wednesday that a "civil war" among Democrats on trade policy "could have a profound impact on America's future engagement with the world." Published June 10, 2015

Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks to an audience at a restaurant in Nashua, N.H., on May 6, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Kasich super PAC secures top adman Fred Davis ahead of possible '16 bid

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is bringing on a pair of Republican campaign veterans ahead of his possible entrance into the 2016 presidential race, including the man behind the 2008 ad linking President Obama to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears and a number of other memorable campaign spots. Published June 10, 2015

Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., gestures during a talk at the AP Day at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.  Webb has formed an exploratory committee to look into his running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) ** FILE **

Jim Webb heading to Iowa June on 14-16

Former Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia, who is weighing a 2016 run for president on the Democratic side, is heading to Iowa for a multiday trip starting Sunday. Published June 10, 2015

Republican presidential candidate, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina listens during at a campaign event at New Boston Central School, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in New Boston, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) ** FILE **

Carly Fiorina vows to make first GOP presidential debate

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina says she will be on the stage in August at the first GOP presidential debate, which is to be limited to the top 10 candidates in recent public polls leading up to the forum. Published June 10, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., talks with reporters outside of the Senate Chamber following his address to the Senate in Washington, Sunday, May 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ** FILE **

Rand Paul: 'White kids don't get the same justice'

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky took his pitch for criminal justice reform on Tuesday to Baltimore, where he once again mentioned Kalief Browder, a New York man who recently committed suicide after having spent three years at Rikers without being convicted of a crime. Published June 10, 2015

Former US Governor Jeb Bush speaks at the Economic Council in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 9, 2015. The Economic Council is a German business association representing the interests of more than 11,000 small and medium sized firms, as well as larger multinational companies. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

In Germany, Jeb Bush expresses hope for Russia to rejoin Europe

On the first day of a closely watched European trip to Germany, Poland and Estonia, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday made a pitch in Berlin for strong U.S.-European ties to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin, while keeping the door open for Russia to one day rejoin the family of European nations. Published June 9, 2015

** FILE ** Obama campaign strategist Robert Gibbs. ("Fox News Sunday" via Associated Press)

Robert Gibbs joins McDonald's in communications role

Robert Gibbs, President Obama's former press secretary, is joining McDonald's as "executive vice president, global chief communications officer," the fast food chain announced Tuesday. Published June 9, 2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks with guests at a house party in Bedford, N.H., Monday, June 8, 2015.  Christie is testing the waters as he considers a run for the Republican nomination for president in the nation's earliest presidential primary state. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Christie slams GOP lawmakers for surveillance stance: 'National disgrace'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday said America is now weaker than it was before the expiration of the National Security Agency's phone-snooping program and ripped into "endless speeches on the floor of Senate" during the recent debate over surveillance. Published June 9, 2015