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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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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a rally Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Biden blames Steyer, 'billionaires' for decline in black support

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Sunday pointed to spending from 2020 rival Tom Steyer as a potential reason for why his once-overwhelming lead in South Carolina among black voters has dwindled in recent polling. Published February 23, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate, businessman Tom Steyer walks on a picket line with members of the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 outside the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Tom Steyer hits polling threshold for Tuesday debate

Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer hit 18% support in a CBS/YouGov poll on South Carolina released on Sunday, which appears to be enough to put him back on the presidential debate stage on Tuesday in Charleston. Published February 23, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer speaks at a campaign event on climate change in Spartanburg, S.C., on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Tom Steyer: I need top-three finish in South Carolina

Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, who has plowed more than $267 million into his presidential campaign, said he has to finish in the top three in South Carolina. Published February 23, 2020

Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, speaks with members of the media outside the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Marc Short: No intelligence Russia is trying to help Trump

Top Trump administration officials on Sunday pushed back on the notion that Russia is trying to interfere in the 2020 election to help President Trump after a recent briefing on Capitol Hill where lawmakers were reportedly told exactly that. Published February 23, 2020

This photo from Sunday, June 17, 2012, shows the Rev. Al Sharpton, center, with demonstrators during a silent march to end the "stop-and-frisk" program in New York. During the Bloomberg administration, civil rights groups went to court to end the NYPD's use of a tactic known as "stop and frisk," which involved detaining, questioning and sometimes searching people deemed suspicious by officers. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Federal 'stop-and-frisk' judge rebukes Bloomberg, Biden statements in debate

The federal judge who ruled in 2013 that New York City's "stop-and-frisk" police tactics were unconstitutional said both former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden got their facts wrong about the program during Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate. Published February 21, 2020

From left, Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher)

'Rigged system' benefits Sanders as Bloomberg botches debate debut

Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders and most of the other 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls cried foul when the Democratic National Committee changed the rules and allowed billionaire media mogul Michael Bloomberg onto the debate stage, but the setup proved to be a boon for Mr. Sanders. Published February 20, 2020