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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 Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)  in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, about the current state and future of American foreign policy. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ** FILE **

Dick Cheney endorses Kevin McCarthy for House speaker

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is endorsing House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to be the next Speaker of the House, saying Mr. McCarthy is the right person to be the next speaker in "dangerous and important times." Published October 8, 2015

House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, about former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton using her personal email account for official business. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

House defeats attempt to dismantle Benghazi committee

U.S. representatives beat back an attempt Wednesday to disband the House Select Committee on Benghazi, as Republicans quashed the latest push from Democrats to try to discredit the panel ahead of a hearing later this month featuring former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Published October 7, 2015

Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Oct. 1, 2009, file photo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Alan Grayson: Benghazi Committee constitutes 'new McCarthyism'

A Democratic congressman has filed a complaint with the House Office of Congressional Ethics alleging that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Trey Gowdy violated federal law and House rules by using official funds for political expenses through the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Published October 7, 2015

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump talks during a campaign stop in Keene, N.H., in this Sept. 30, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Donald Trump: 'I think eminent domain is wonderful'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is defending the practice of eminent domain, or the taking of private property for public use in exchange for compensation -- an issue on which he has taken some heat during the 2016 presidential race. Published October 7, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures as she speaks at Human Rights Campaign gathering in Washington, in this Oct. 3, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Hillary Clinton not honest and trustworthy, voters in Fla., Ohio and Pa. say

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton leads the 2016 Democratic presidential field in the swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, but general election voters gave her poor marks on favorability and honesty and she fares worse against top Republican contenders than does Vice President Joseph R. Biden. Published October 7, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky, Republican, has shown he is willing to gum up the legislative process. Mr. Paul led filibusters challenging the Obama administration's drone policy and against renewing some snooping powers in the Patriot Act. (The Deseret News via Associated Press)

Rand Paul: Arm commercial airline pilots

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky on Tuesday said commercial airline pilots should be provided guns, saying he wants every potential terrorist in the world to know that if they come into the cockpit they'll be shot. Published October 6, 2015

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., addresses the 2016 Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Mackinac Island, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) ** FILE **

Rand Paul: 'Why are we bombing anybody in Afghanistan?'

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said Tuesday that a clear-cut mission in Afghanistan after 9/11 has been "long gone" for years, openly questioning the United States' current presence in the country. Published October 6, 2015

Tim Constantine reports on Dr. Ben Carson's comments on gun control, Hillary Clinton taking on Donald Trump, and Alec Baldwin calling outHillary Clinton and Donald Trump as warmongers.

Ben Carson: 'Neurosurgery is considerably more complex than politics'

Retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson is rejecting the notion that a president should not be a political neophyte based on the argument that on the flip side, someone wouldn't want a person to perform brain surgery on them if that person had never done it before. Published October 6, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump talks about his tax plan during a news conference, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, in New York. The Republican front-runner is calling for an overhaul of the tax code that would eliminate income taxes for millions of Americans, while lowering them for the highest-income earners and business. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) ** FILE **

Donald Trump: Marco Rubio 'has $12 in the bank'

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump once again went after the finances of 2016 rival Sen. Marco Rubio, saying Tuesday the Florida Republican is a "lightweight" with just $12 in the bank. Published October 6, 2015

Carly Fiorina speaks to supporters at the Take Back America Presidential Forum in Greenville, S.C., in this Sept. 18, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

Carly Fiorina: 'I think I am distinctly horrifying to liberals'

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina says she thinks her status as a conservative woman who tops Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton head-to-head in recent polls makes her "distinctly horrifying" to liberals. Published October 6, 2015

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Hillary Clinton ad invokes Kevin McCarthy's Benghazi remarks

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign is out with a new national television ad that includes a recent clip of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that Democrats have seized on to argue that the Select Committee on Benghazi is politically driven. Published October 6, 2015

Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy blamed a memory lapse for giving investigators false information about when he first learned of rumors that information would be leaked to embarrass Rep. Jason Chaffetz. (Associated Press)

James Clancy: Memory lapse led to false information on Jason Chaffetz leak

An inspector general reopened an investigation Monday into U.S. Secret Service agents' efforts to embarrass a top congressional critic after agency Director Joseph Clancy admitted he misled investigators on when he first learned of rumors about information that would later be leaked to try to embarrass Rep. Jason Chaffetz. Published October 5, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at an event Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Franklin, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Donald Trump sides with Jeb Bush on Redskins nickname

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump hasn't found much common ground with 2016 GOP rival and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on the campaign trail, but the two agree on at least one thing: the Washington Redskins' team nickname should stay as is. Published October 5, 2015