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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at [email protected].

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters on the day after the midterm elections as Democrats took back the House with a surge of fresh new candidates and an outpouring of voter enthusiasm ending eight years of Republican control, in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Pelosi says she's confident she will win enough support to be elected speaker of the House next year and that she is the best person for the job. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Pelosi: Democrats to be 'strategic' with subpoenas

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said Democrats will be "strategic" when it comes to congressional oversight issues with their new majority and that they won't conduct investigations in a "scattershot" or political manner. Published November 11, 2018

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway speaks in support of Republican congressional candidate Jay Webber at an event in Wayne, N.J., Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Webber is running against Democrat Mikie Sherrill; the race is among the most closely watched this year as Republicans defend their House majority and Democrats hope to flip about two dozen seats to take control. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Kellyanne Conway warns against Mueller probe shutdown

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Sunday said it would be a mistake to try to shut down or curtail special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. Published November 11, 2018

Nobody has stepped forward to challenge Rep. Nancy Pelosi (right) for speaker in the new Congress, nor are there any challengers for Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, (second from right) who's in line to become the majority leader. But Rep. James Clyburn, (second from left) who's running for whip, has been challenged by Rep. Diana DeGette. (ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS)

Democrats complain about stale House leadership

Some House Democrats are grumbling over the party's leadership, suggesting it's too old and stagnant in an era when women and minorities are carrying the party. Published November 8, 2018

Rep. Jim Jordan, co-founder of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, said the Republicans' problem is failing to live up to campaign promises. "Have we replaced Obamacare yet? Have we secured the border yet? Have we reformed welfare yet? No," he told The Hill. (Associated Press)

House Republicans brace for ugly rebuild, leadership battle

Ascendant House Democrats said they will avoid a nasty leadership fight and will keep in place the team that led them to win control in Tuesday's elections. Republicans, meanwhile, were bracing for an ugly rebuild beginning next week when the party votes on a new crop of leaders. Published November 7, 2018

In a Thursday, July 28, 2016, file photo, Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Rep. James Clyburn says he plans to run for House majority whip

Rep. James Clyburn says he plans to run for House majority whip in a new Democrat-controlled House and that he does not plan to challenge either House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi or Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, the two top-ranked Democrats in the House. Published November 7, 2018

Abigail Spanberger does a microphone check prior to a debate with Virginia Congressman Dave Brat, R-Va., at Germanna Community College in Culpeper, Va., Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Democrat Abigail Spanberger ousts Rep. Dave Brat in Virginia

Democrat Abigail Spanberger on Tuesday defeated GOP Rep. Dave Brat in Virginia's 7th Congressional District race -- a major pick-up for Democrats in the Republican-leaning seat that the GOP had held for close to 50 years. Published November 6, 2018