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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 Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks in Las Vegas, May 28, 2015. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Marco Rubio gives Obama an 'F' on VA issues

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida on Thursday gave President Obama a failing grade on issues related to the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs. Published June 25, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters during an open house at his Iowa campaign headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, on June 13, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Bernie Sanders: Gun control won't solve all our problems

Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont, a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, says he's supportive of certain gun control measures but that they're not a cure-all and that it's important for people in urban areas to understand the cultural ties the issue has for people of rural America. Published June 25, 2015

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb talks with employees of the Rippey Wind Farm in Grand Junction, Iowa, during a tour on June 15, 2015. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Jim Webb urges respect for 'complicated' history of the Civil War

Former Sen. James Webb of Virginia, weighing in publicly Wednesday on the ongoing debate over the Confederate flag, said the battle flag has "wrongly been used" for racist and other purposes in recent decades, while he urged respect for the "complicated" history of the Civil War. Published June 24, 2015

Ohio Gov. John Kasich shakes hands with customers during a walking tour of downtown Manchester, N.H., on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Kasich is considering joining the field seeking the Republican nomination for president as he visits the nation's earliest presidential primary state. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) ** FILE **

John Kasich: George W. Bush was a 'steamroller' in 2000

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who is scheduled to be in the early caucus state of Iowa Wednesday, says former President George W. Bush was a "steamroller" during the 2000 presidential election cycle, when Mr. Kasich ran briefly but dropped out. Published June 24, 2015

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, March 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

Pat Toomey: New gun legislation 'probably not likely'

In the wake of last week's shooting deaths at a church in South Carolina, President Obama and others have renewed a call to address gun violence in the country. But a leading lawmaker on the issue said Wednesday he doesn't see gun-related legislation happening at the federal level. Published June 24, 2015