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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 Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Md., second from right, and floor director Shuwanza Goff, left, walk on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

House to revote on stopgap funding bill next week

The House will try again next week to pass a stopgap funding bill members had initially approved by voice vote Thursday, after Republicans said Democrats didn't give them a chance to ask for a recorded vote. Published January 17, 2019

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan delivers remarks at his inauguration ceremony, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Larry Hogan calls for repudiation of 'debilitating' politics in second inaugural

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday was sworn in for his second term in office, calling for a repudiation of the kinds of "debilitating" politics plaguing Washington and holding up Republican politicians such as the late former President George H.W. Bush and the late Sen. John McCain as models to emulate. Published January 16, 2019

Workers prepare a stage for Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's inauguration ceremony, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, outside the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md. Hogan, who was re-elected in November, is scheduled to be sworn in Wednesday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Maryland Republicans brace for tough 2019 legislative session

After failing last year to break up the Democratic supermajorities in the Maryland House and Senate, Republicans are bracing for a potentially tough 2019 legislative session — while also making clear that they're not content to sit on their hands. Published January 15, 2019

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., walks to a meeting with Senate Republicans at the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

GOP talks on broader border deal collapse

Republican mavericks declared defeat Thursday on their attempt to cobble together an immigration grand bargain to end the government shutdown after neither the White House nor Democratic leaders leaped at the idea of trading wall money for citizenship rights for "Dreamers," immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children. Published January 10, 2019

The chamber of the House of Representatives is seen before convening for the first day of the 116th Congress with Democrats holding the majority, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House passes spending bill to fund IRS, other agencies through Sept. 30

The House on Wednesday passed a $24 billion spending bill that funds the IRS and other agencies affected by the partial government shutdown through Sept. 30, as Democrats look to flex their new majority to put pressure on congressional Republicans amid the ongoing standoff. Published January 9, 2019

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., stand with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., as Trump speaks while departing after a Senate Republican Policy luncheon, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump storms out of shutdown meeting with Democrats

President Trump walked out of shutdown negotiations with Democratic leaders Wednesday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to agree to any money for his border fence, ending the most contentious meeting yet in the 19-day-old government shutdown with no solution in sight. Published January 9, 2019

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer speaks during an inauguration ceremony for the new Attorney General of New York, Letitia James, in New York, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) ** FILE **

Chuck Schumer: Trump didn't persuade 'a soul' with Oval Office address

Congressional Democrats on Wednesday said President Trump's Oval Office address Tuesday evening did little to move the ball forward on ending a partial shutdown of the federal government and that Mr. Trump needs to back off his demands for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Published January 9, 2019

Military members have placed razor wire along the U.S.-Mexico border, but the Pentagon says it has legal authority to build border fencing if it is deemed part of a counterdrug operation or part of a national emergency. (Associated Press/File)

Trump considers declaring national emergency to build border wall

President Trump said Sunday that he is considering declaring border security a national emergency and triggering presidential powers that would allow him to assign the military to build his border wall, and he promised a decision based on how shutdown negotiations go. Published January 6, 2019

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Vice President Mike Pence and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner were meeting this weekend with staff members of House and Senate leadership. (Associated Press)

Shutdown stretches into Week 3 with no end in sight

The White House and key lawmakers said Sunday that they don't foresee a quick end to a partial government shutdown that has now entered its third week, with both sides unwilling to budge in a standoff over money for President Trump's desired U.S.-Mexico border wall. Published January 6, 2019