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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 Virginia Sen. Jim Webb talks with employees of the Rippey Wind Farm in Grand Junction, Iowa, during a tour on June 15, 2015. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Jim Webb urges respect for 'complicated' history of the Civil War

Former Sen. James Webb of Virginia, weighing in publicly Wednesday on the ongoing debate over the Confederate flag, said the battle flag has "wrongly been used" for racist and other purposes in recent decades, while he urged respect for the "complicated" history of the Civil War. Published June 24, 2015

Ohio Gov. John Kasich shakes hands with customers during a walking tour of downtown Manchester, N.H., on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Kasich is considering joining the field seeking the Republican nomination for president as he visits the nation's earliest presidential primary state. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) ** FILE **

John Kasich: George W. Bush was a 'steamroller' in 2000

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who is scheduled to be in the early caucus state of Iowa Wednesday, says former President George W. Bush was a "steamroller" during the 2000 presidential election cycle, when Mr. Kasich ran briefly but dropped out. Published June 24, 2015

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, March 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

Pat Toomey: New gun legislation 'probably not likely'

In the wake of last week's shooting deaths at a church in South Carolina, President Obama and others have renewed a call to address gun violence in the country. But a leading lawmaker on the issue said Wednesday he doesn't see gun-related legislation happening at the federal level. Published June 24, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is greeted by supporters during a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Boone, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) ** FILE **

Ben Carson on racism: 'Why should we engage in destroying ourselves?'

Retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said Wednesday he's concerned about divisiveness in the country and that Americans should not make it a habit of fighting battles within, but he demurred when asked if he sees an equation between the symbols of the Confederate flag and the gay pride flag. Published June 24, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks at the Road to Majority 2015 convention in Washington, Friday, June 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ** FILE **

Ben Carson: 'I welcome Donald Trump'

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson says he's fine with potentially sharing a debate stage with fellow GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. Published June 24, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Manchester Community College in Manchester, N.H., on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Trump announced his candidacy for President  yesterday. (Elizabeth Frantz/Concord Monitor via AP)

No joke: The Donald is surging in New Hampshire

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is leading the 2016 GOP field in a new survey on the early state of New Hampshire, with fellow newly declared presidential candidate Donald Trump close behind him. Published June 23, 2015

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks during an interview with The Associated Press during the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, on June 16, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Terry McAuliffe moves to end display of Confederate flag on Va. license plates

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday he'll find a way to rescind license plates that bear the Confederate battle flag emblem, wading into a thorny debate over the state's history as the anti-Confederate backlash spread beyond South Carolina, site of last week's horrific church shooting. Published June 23, 2015

US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, right, listens to  NATO Response Force soldiers during his visit to  the I. German-Dutch Brigade in Muenster, Germany, Monday, June 22, 2015. The troops are part  of NATO's Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF).  (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Ashton Carter: 'We continue to hope that Russia will change course'

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that U.S. assets being deployed to NATO countries largely for training purposes are designed to be a response to Russia's "provocations" but that the U.S. is holding out hope that Russia will change its course in the region. Published June 23, 2015