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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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In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, some of the 60 rigs that are drilling surrounding McKenzie County, 40 percent of the rigs statewide, work in western North Dakota. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

Moody's: Crude oil prices to remain mostly unchanged rest of year

Moody's Investors Service has trimmed its expectations for crude oil prices in 2015 and 2016, lowering its 2015 expectations by $5 a barrel each for Brent crude, to $55 per barrel and for West Texas Intermediate to $50 per barrel, Oil & Gas Journal reported. Published August 10, 2015

This combination made from Aug. 6, 2015, photos shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, and Fox News Channel host and moderator Megyn Kelly during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) ** FILE **

Donald Trump up double digits in post-debate poll

Donald Trump was up double digits in an overnight poll conducted in the wake of Thursday's 2016 GOP presidential debate, with the real estate mogul maintaining a healthy lead amid blowback from remarks he made about Fox News host Megyn Kelly, one of the debate moderators. Published August 10, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a rare freedom of being able to stay in the race longer than most with a self-funded campaign. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump says story about rape claims from deposition is 'totally false'

Businessman and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said a story that surfaced this week about rape allegations made and scaled back by his ex-wife in the 1990s is "totally false," and he put some distance between himself and remarks from a top aide about spousal rape as well. Published July 29, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks at his South Carolina campaign kickoff rally in Bluffton, S.C., Tuesday, July 21, 2015.  (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton) ** FILE **

Donald Trump has double-digit lead in New Hampshire: poll

Businessman Donald Trump has a 12-point lead on his nearest 2016 Republican presidential rival in a poll released by Monmouth University on Tuesday -- days after another survey also showing Mr. Trump leading in the Granite State was released. Published July 28, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks to the media during a tour of the the World Trade International Bridge at the U.S. Mexico border in Laredo, Texas, Thursday, July 23, 2015. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Donald Trump's shifting political affiliations targeted by GOP foes

Over the course of the past three decades or so, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has registered as a Republican several times, as a Democrat and Independence Party member once, and has also declined to identify with a party as his Republican opponents press him on his evolving politics. Published July 27, 2015

Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at the Republican National Committee spring meeting luncheon in Scottsdale, Ariz., on May 15, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Mike Huckabee slams Obama for discounting Iran's 'repeated' threats

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee responded Monday to President Obama's denouncing the 2016 GOP presidential candidate's linking of the Iran nuclear deal to the Holocaust by saying it's Mr. Obama who isn't taking Iran's threats seriously. Published July 27, 2015

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus (Associated Press) **FILE**

Reince Priebus: I don't see third-party Donald Trump run happening

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Monday he doesn't see Donald Trump launching a third-party candidacy if he doesn't secure the 2016 GOP presidential nomination -- though he said Republican candidates should pledge not to do so. Published July 27, 2015