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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski covered politics for The Washington Times. 

Articles by David Sherfinski

FILE - This March 25, 2021, file photo provided by the North Korean government, shows what it says a test fire of newly developed new-type tactical guided projectile by the Academy of Defense Science, at an undisclosed place in North Korea. North Korea on Monday, March 29, 2021, accused the United Nations of a “double standard” over its dealings of the North’s recent missile launches, warning it of a serious consequence. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)

Anthony Blinken: Nuke talks now up to North Korea

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday that the ball is now in North Korea's court on denuclearization talks, after President Biden on Friday declined to rule out a possible meeting with leader Kim Jong-un if progress first gets made on the diplomatic front. Published May 23, 2021

A concrete pump frames the Capitol Dome during renovations and repairs to Lower Senate Park on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 18, 2021. President Joe Biden hopes to pass a massive national infrastructure plan by this summer, but Democrats and Republicans in Congress appear divided over his proposal for $2.3 trillion in spending to upgrade the nation's crumbling infrastructure. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

White House eyes change in course amid infrastructure impasse

Negotiations over President Biden's massive infrastructure plan have hit a snag and the White House and congressional allies threatened Sunday to move toward a Democrat-only process if Republicans don't acquiesce. Published May 23, 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., arrives for the signing the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Peter Meijer GOP outflanked by Pelosi on Jan. 6

Rep. Peter Meijer, Michigan Republican, said Sunday that Republicans who are trying to block a commission on the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol are laying the groundwork for a more partisan panel dominated by congressional Democrats. Published May 23, 2021

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, speaks during a hearing to examine the nomination of Shalanda Young to be deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  ** FILE **

Bernie Sanders: Dems will do infrastructure without GOP

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernard Sanders said Sunday that Democrats will probably end up ditching bipartisan talks on infrastructure and will try to muscle a package through with or without GOP votes. Published May 23, 2021

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks during a Senate Appropriations committee hearing to examine domestic extremism, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Alex Wong/Pool via AP) **FILE**

Susan Collins GOP, Dems far apart on infrastructure deal

Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, said Sunday that Democrats and Republicans aren't all that close to striking a deal on a major infrastructure package after the White House presented GOP negotiators with a counter-offer late last week. Published May 23, 2021

Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., speaks at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in New Orleans, where he announced he's leaving Congress to work as an adviser to President-elect Joe Biden. (Chris Granger/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP) ** FILE **

Cedric Richmond on infrastructure input from Biden

Cedric Richmond, a top adviser to President Biden, said Sunday that Mr. Biden is prepared to shift tactics on getting a massive infrastructure package through Congress once inaction appears "inevitable." Published May 23, 2021