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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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Former U.S. President Barack Obama, attends the Nordic Business Forum business seminar in Helsinki, Finland, on Thursday Sept. 27, 2018. (Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP)

Obama endorses Jealous in Maryland governor's race

Former President Barack Obama on Monday endorsed 260 Democrats running for federal and state-level offices, throwing his weight behind far-left upstarts and longtime incumbents as he wades further into the 2018 midterms. Published October 1, 2018

FILE- In this Aug. 6, 2018, file photo Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.l istens during a roundtable discussion with education leaders from South Florida at the United Teachers of Dade headquarters in Miami.  Florida's 2018 midterm election is one of the most important in years. The governor's office and all three Cabinet seats are on the ballot; Republican Gov. Rick Scott is challenging Nelson; several congressional seats will be competitive; and Floridians will vote on several proposed constitutional amendments.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Red-state Democrats say they won't confirm Kavanaugh

The one-week pause on the Supreme Court confirmation process for Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh might not be enough to change the minds of red-state Democratic senators who already have announced their opposition, siding with the base of their party on the issue over the partisan leanings of their respective states. Published September 30, 2018

This Oct. 15, 2013, photo, shows a view of the U.S. Capitol building at dusk in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Lawmakers avoid government shutdown with spending bill

The new fiscal year for the federal government starts Monday with every department fully open and running through at least early December, after Congress made its best progress in years in passing the government's annual spending bills on time. Published September 30, 2018

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway during a news conference in Trenton, N.J., Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) ** FILE **

Kellyanne Conway: 'I'm a victim of sexual assault'

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway revealed Sunday that she is a victim of sexual assault, as she discussed the allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's Supreme Court pick. Published September 30, 2018

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, steward of the GOP tax bill, flanked by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., right, speaks after passing the Republican tax reform bill in the House of Representatives, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

House votes to permanently extend individual tax cuts

The House on Friday voted to permanently extend the individual rate cuts in the GOP's $1.5 trillion tax cut law as part of Republicans' "Tax reform 2.0" effort, saying the cuts are needed to keep the economy humming in the future. Published September 28, 2018