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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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Senate Majority Leader McConnell chided President Trump as a political novice and said he set his timeline expectations too high. (Associated Press/File)

Trump vs. McConnell: Republicans choose sides

President Trump said Thursday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's failure to get an Obamacare repeal bill across the finish line was a disgrace and that the Republican leader must start notching some wins or else it will be time to talk about ousting him. Published August 10, 2017

In this March 8, 2017, file photo, Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips (left) and FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon speak to members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) **FILE**

Conservative groups band together for tax reform

Conservative groups that served as a hurdle to the GOP's Obamacare repeal efforts are far more united as Republicans begin to tackle tax reform, leading congressional leaders to hope for fewer headaches during this next fight. Published August 9, 2017

Supporters of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act say it would give law-abiding citizens the ability to protect themselves when they travel, but critics say it eviscerates states' rights to uphold their own firearms standards by allowing gun owners who obtain permits in states with lesser requirements to carry in all 50 states. (Associated Press/File)

Under Trump, gun sales fall dramatically

Gun sales appear to be slipping yet again after the Obama surge, with federal gun background checks dropping more than 20 percent last month — the biggest monthly percentage decline in more than three years. Published August 8, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 27, 2017, after a vote as the Republican majority in Congress remains stymied by their inability to fulfill their political promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare" because of opposition and wavering within the GOP ranks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

McConnell casts doubt on prospects for bipartisan tax overhaul

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said Republicans plan to use a fast-track budget process to pass tax reform, summarily rejecting one of Democrats' major demands they say is needed to have any hope of a bipartisan deal. Published August 1, 2017

White House legislative director Marc Short takes a question from the media about the GOP Senate health care bill during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Senate Democrats: No tax cuts for the rich

Senate Democrats on Tuesday said Republicans need to abandon any plans to cut taxes for the wealthy, and that they should not leverage fast-track budget rules to overhaul the tax code or pass a package that adds to the deficit if the GOP has serious designs on winning Democratic support for tax reform. Published August 1, 2017

President Donald Trump leaves the room after bestowing the nation's highest military honor, the Medal of Honor to retired Army medic James McCloughan during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

White House pushes 'aggressive' timeline for tax cut

The White House signaled Monday that President Trump would rather have a big tax cut that increases economic growth -- even if it means having to accept temporary changes that would expire after a decade. Published July 31, 2017