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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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President Donald Trump stands with Vice President Mike Pence after delivering remarks about the economy on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Pence says he's 'never' been involved in 25th Amendment talks

Vice President Mike Pence says he has "never" been part of a conversation about invoking the 25th Amendment to potentially remove President Trump from office -- a subject mentioned in a recent op-ed by an anonymous administration official. Published September 9, 2018

Rep. Steve Stivers, Ohio Republican, speaks at a breakfast meeting in Washington, D.C., hosted by The Christian Science Monitor on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Michael Bonfigli/The Christian Science Monitor)

House GOP campaign chief says he feels good about prospects of retaining chamber majority

The chief of House Republicans' campaign arm on Friday said he feels good about the GOP's prospects of retaining control of the U.S. House after November's midterm elections, saying Republicans are prepared to buck political headwinds and ride themes of economic prosperity and security against an increasingly liberal Democratic message. Published September 7, 2018

In this Jan. 26, 2015, file photo, Scott Smith, a supporter of open carry gun laws, wears a pistol as he prepares for a rally in support of open carry gun laws at the Capitol, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Gun owners' intensity turns 'minority in American politics' into outsized force

Gun ownership is a stronger predictor of a person's political activity than factors such as gender, age and education, according to a study that helps explain why mass shootings have done little to advance the cause of advocates calling for stiffer laws. The intensity of gun owners has made them an outsized political force over the past four decades, according to the study, released this week from the University of Kansas. Published September 4, 2018

"If you have zero respect for the U.S. Constitution, then you don't need to do business with the state of Louisiana," said Sen. John N. Kennedy, a Republican who cheered his state's move from Washington. (Associated Press)

Kennedy: Banks should stay out of political debates

Major banks that took taxpayers' money in the Wall Street bailout shouldn't venture into setting social or public policy requirements for customers, notably when it comes to gun rights, says a GOP senator who's eyeing legislation to bring the banks to heel. Published September 3, 2018

Sen. Patrick Toomey,Pennsylvannia Republican, says he's had "extensive" conversations with the Trump administration about the effects of the new tax law.
listens to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on tariffs, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (Associated Press)

Trump administration's proposed tax fix could harm allies

Hoping to stop Democratic-led states from avoiding the consequences of the new tax law, the Trump administration's proposed fix also could snare longtime allies such as the school choice movement. Published August 30, 2018

Former CIA officer and Democratic candidate for the 7th district Congressional seat, Abigail Spanberger, right, listens to a supporter after a rally in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, July 18, 2018.  Opposition to President Donald Trump is changing the political map for Democrats who find themselves riding a wave of anti-Trump energy to compete in areas they once left for lost.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

USPS says it mistakenly released congressional candidate's security application

The United States Postal Service on Thursday said "human error" was to blame for the agency's improperly releasing a Virginia congressional candidate's personnel file and security clearance application that she said earlier this week was illegally obtained by a House Republican-aligned super PAC. Published August 30, 2018