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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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National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka speaks in Portland, Ore., on May 18, 2015, about the organization's concerns over the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty that President Obama is pushing. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO chief, warns Hillary Clinton on trade deal

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton needs to take a position on a proposed trade deal with Pacific Rim nations, warning that the wrong stance could cost her the organizing power of the labor group and saying his group might not endorse a candidate at all in the 2016 presidential election. Published May 29, 2015

President Barack Obama walks across the South Lawn of the White House from Marine One, Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Washington, as he arrives from Miami where the he visited the National Hurricane Center and the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity to pay his respects to the Cuban-American diaspora that worship there. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama hopes to save immigration amnesty despite Homeland misstep

The administration is fighting feverishly to try to keep a federal judge from riding herd on its deportation amnesty, saying in papers filed late Wednesday that while Homeland Security goofed in breaking a court injunction, it was an "isolated" incident and vowing it won't happen again. Published May 28, 2015

Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican, said that his hearings on homegrown Muslim terrorism in 2011 have been vindicated in the ensuing years after many American Muslims have traveled overseas to join the Islamic State organization's ongoing campaign of terror. (associated press)

Rand Paul 'totally unqualified to be commander in chief': Rep. Peter King

Rep. Peter King of New York on Thursday became the latest Republican to level criticism at Sen. Rand Paul over Mr. Paul's recent comments attributing the rise of the Islamic State to GOP hawks, labeling Mr. Paul an "isolationist" who "belongs back in the 1930s," "does not belong in the Republican party," and is "totally unqualified to be commander in chief." Published May 28, 2015

The Supreme Court (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Immigration case could end up before Supreme Court, White House official says

A top White House official acknowledged Thursday that the legal battle over President Obama's executive actions on immigration could ultimately end up before the U.S. Supreme Court and said winning on the merits of the president's actions is how the administration plans to provide certainty going forward for those affected by the program. Published May 28, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., discusses the recently released tax reform plan, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at the Heritage Foundation in Washington. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

GOP's top five 2016 presidential hopefuls tied: poll

Five candidates or possible candidates are tied at 10 percent atop a wide-open 2016 GOP presidential field in a new poll released Thursday: former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Published May 28, 2015

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 19, 2015 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to small business owners at the Bike Tech cycling shop in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The last time Clinton was in South Carolina, it was 2008 and she was on her way to losing the state's presidential primary to then-Sen. Barack Obama by close to 30 points. She'll be back on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, again to campaign for president. This time around, several of the state's African-American leaders predict, she'll find a far different reception.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Hillary Clinton: Appeals court 'wrong' on immigration

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton took to social media Wednesday to blast a federal appellate court's declining on Tuesday to lift an injunction against President Obama's executive actions on immigration. Published May 27, 2015

Justice won't appeal amnesty injunction to Supreme Court

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott predicted Wednesday that the U.S. Supreme Court would ultimately reject a potential Obama administration appeal on the president's immigration executive actions and that Mr. Obama's actions are unlikely to actually go into effect before the president leaves office. Published May 27, 2015

Republican presidential candidate, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, speaks at a luncheon hosted by the Derry Republican Town Committee, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Carly Fiorina stalks Hillary Clinton in South Carolina showdown

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham are scheduled to be almost side-by-side campaigning Wednesday in the early presidential state of South Carolina, where Mrs. Clinton lost a bitter contest against President Obama in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. Published May 27, 2015

Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Ann Kirkpatrick to challenge John McCain in Arizona in 2016

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, Arizona Democrat, announced Tuesday she plans to challenge GOP Sen. John McCain for his seat in 2016, providing Democrats with a big-name recruit in what will be an uphill contest in the red state. Published May 26, 2015