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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski covered politics for The Washington Times. 

Articles by David Sherfinski

President Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 vaccination program, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden directs federal agencies to step up anti-corruption efforts

President Biden on Thursday issued a memo that establishes anti-corruption efforts as a core U.S. national security interest and that is intended to get federal agencies to step up efforts on tackling corruption and illicit financing schemes. Published June 3, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris listens as President Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 vaccination program, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) **FILE**

Biden directs federal agencies to step up anti-corruption efforts

President Biden on Thursday issued a memo that establishes anti-corruption efforts as a core national security interest and that is intended to get federal agencies to step up efforts on tackling corruption and illicit financing schemes. Published June 3, 2021

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy at the Cuyahoga Community College Metropolitan Campus, Thursday, May 27, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden warns Republicans not to ‘get in the way’ of more spending

President Biden on Thursday warned Republicans touting parts of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package they universally opposed not to "get in the way" of the $4 trillion-plus economic agenda Mr. Biden says is needed to sustain a longer-term economic recovery. Published May 27, 2021

In this Jan. 14, 2021, file photo, tugboats get into position on the Russian pipe-laying vessel 'Fortuna' in the port of Wismar, Germany. The special vessel is being used for construction work on the German-Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea. Pressure is growing on President Joe Biden to take action to prevent the completion of a Russian gas pipeline to Europe that many fear will give the Kremlin significant leverage over U.S. partners and allies. (Jens Buettner/dpa via AP) ** FILE **

Biden: Nord Stream 2 sanctions would have hurt European relations

President Biden on Tuesday defended his decision to waive sanctions of the German builder of the controversial Russia-to-Germany Nord Stream 2 energy pipeline, saying a harder line would have damaged overall U.S.-European relations. Published May 25, 2021

President Joe Biden, with first lady Jill Biden, waves as they walk from Marine One upon arrival on the Ellipse at the White House, Sunday, May 23, 2021, in Washington. Biden is returning from Camp David. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Biden’s budget trickery sows doubt as spending talks hit impasse

The Biden administration is leveraging rosy projections and a bit of budget trickery to make the math work on the president's $4 trillion-plus economic agenda, which is getting bogged down on Capitol Hill as lawmakers eye the typically sleepy summer months. Published May 24, 2021