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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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Coal returns as a Virginia campaign issue

Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II tried to repackage a bread-and-butter issue for many Virginians — the state's coal industry — with a new tone Thursday and put the energy issue back at the forefront of the governor's race. Published September 12, 2013

Paying: Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II says he has written a check to Cross Over Ministry for $18,000, the same amount he reportedly received from a businessman. (Associated Press)

Kenneth Cuccinelli tries to shake scandal in Virginia with $18,000 donation

In an abrupt about-face, Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II announced Tuesday he's donating $18,000 to charity as reimbursement for gifts he received from a wealthy businessman — a gamble he hopes will put behind him a scandal that has weighed on his gubernatorial campaign. Published September 10, 2013

Cuccinelli donates $18,000 — equivalent of gifts — to charity

In an abrupt about-face, Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II announced Tuesday that he's donating $18,000 to charity — the cash value of gifts he's received from the chief of a nutritional supplement company whose gifts and loans to the state's first family have prompted state and federal investigations. Published September 10, 2013

** FILE ** Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (left) and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey (right), chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrive for a closed-door intelligence briefing for members of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate-crafted Syria resolution riddled with loopholes for Obama

Senators on Wednesday tried to write a tight resolution authorizing President Obama to strike Syria under very specific circumstances, but analysts and lawmakers said the language still has plenty of holes the White House could use to expand military action well beyond what Congress appears to intend. Published September 4, 2013

Majority of Americans don't want Syria intervention: poll

As the Senate Foreign Relations Committee prepares to mark up a specific resolution authorizing military strikes in Syria Wednesday, a new poll shows a majority of Americans oppose the United States' intervening in the war-torn country. Published September 4, 2013

** FILE ** Then-Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Republican, speaks during a campaign stop in Manchester, N.H., on Dec. 19, 2011, during his bid for the party's presidential nomination. (Associated Press)

Ron Paul: Military force against Syria 'reckless,' 'immoral'

Former Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Republican, used his weekly column to argue strenuously against military intervention in Syria, accusing Congress of allowing itself to be used as "window-dressing" for an "imperial president." Published September 3, 2013

**FILE** U.S. Sens. John McCain (left) and Lindsey Graham talk during a press conference in Cairo on Aug. 6, 2013. (Associated Press)

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Wrong move almost ensures Israeli-Iranian war

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that a wrong move in Syria almost ensures a war between Israel and Iran, challenging President Obama to articulate his case for military intervention in the region and telling his congressional colleagues to come up with a plan. Published September 3, 2013

** FILE ** In this March 1, 2013, file photo Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., participates in a news conference at an airport in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Iran, Hezbollah 'could possibly strike' Israel, Sen. Robert Menendez says

Sen. Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Tuesday morning that Iran and Hezbollah "could possibly" strike Israel, depending on how the United States gets involved in Syria, but that the consequences of inaction are far too great not to act. Published September 3, 2013

** FILE ** Republican Sens. John McCain (left) of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina confer on Feb. 14, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

McCain and Graham invited to White House to talk Syria

President Obama has invited two of the Senate's leading Republican voices on foreign military affairs to the White House as he tries to make his case to Congress for the use of military force in Syria. Published September 1, 2013