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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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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures towards a supporter after speaking during a rally in Biloxi, Miss., Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Donald Trump will 'cut the head off ISIS and take their oil,' first TV ad says

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump released his first television ad of the campaign Monday -- a 30-second spot that says he'll "quickly cut the head off" the Islamic State terrorist group and take their oil and touts his proposal to temporarily bar Muslims from entering the United States. Published January 4, 2016

President Obama seeks to lay the groundwork for his last year in office by pushing longstanding goals on gun control and climate change to fruition. However, poor relations with Congress may upset his plans. (Associated Press)

Obama's gun control push undercut by fall in prosecutions

The administration has overseen a striking drop in prosecutions of gun crimes, winning only about 6,000 convictions in 2015 -- down more than 15 percent from five years ago, and giving added weight to claims by gun rights groups that President Obama has failed to enforce the laws already on the books. Published December 31, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his home in Upperco, Md., Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Top staffers resign from Ben Carson's presidential campaign

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson's communications director and campaign manager have resigned from his presidential campaign, marking a chaotic end of the year for Mr. Carson and his efforts to win the 2016 GOP presidential nomination and the White House. Published December 31, 2015

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. smiles as he talks to members of the media following his speaking at Rastrelli's Tuscany Special Events Center in Clinton, Iowa, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Marco Rubio ad: Obama 'more respectful' to Ayatollah than Netanyahu

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says in a new television ad that President Obama is more respectful to the ayatollah of Iran than Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as the 2016 GOP presidential contender lists the threats currently facing the United States around the world. Published December 30, 2015

FILE - In this May 3, 2014 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the Republican party of Wisconsin State Convention in Milwaukee. Advocates on all sides of the debate about how political money should be regulated are watching Wisconsin, where bills signed into law this week are expected to allow a freer flow of cash with fewer reporting requirements. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps, File)

Voters use recall drives to oust scores of officials in 2015

More than 100 state and local officials faced recall elections in 2015 and a majority were ousted from their jobs, as unhappy voters vented their frustrations on issues ranging from charter schools to gun rights. Published December 29, 2015

President Obama (right) is greeted by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie upon the president's arrival at Atlantic City International Airport on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, near Atlantic City, N.J. Mr. Obama traveled to the region to take an aerial tour of the New Jersey coastline damaged by Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump eviscerates Christie for being 'a little boy' during Obama visit

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump tore into New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during a Monday stop in New Hampshire, hitting his 2016 GOP rival on President Obama's visit to the Garden State in the wake of Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and saying it's unlikely Mr. Christie didn't know anything about the 2013 lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. Published December 29, 2015