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David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski

David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at

Articles by David Sherfinski

President Donald Trump's name is seen on a stimulus check issued by the IRS to help combat the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, in San Antonio, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

'Expecting a third check': Left fights against lower thresholds for stimulus

The left is rebelling against the idea of reducing the number of Americans eligible for $1,400 checks in President Biden's massive coronavirus relief package, saying Democrats can't be afraid to go big when it comes to pumping taxpayer money into a pandemic-stalled economy. Published February 7, 2021

In this Jan. 25, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden answers questions from reporters in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex, in Washington. Biden is unlikely to confront China on trade right away because he wants to focus on the coronavirus and the economy, but he does look set to renew pressure over trade and technology grievances that prompted President Donald Trump to hike tariffs on Chinese imports in 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Biden vows to turn the page on Trump's approach to China

President Biden said Chinese President Xi Jinping is very aware that there's a new sheriff in town in the U.S., as Mr. Biden vowed to turn the page on how former President Donald Trump handled relations with China. Published February 7, 2021

Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., questions former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich., as she testifies before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee during a hearing to examine her nomination to be Secretary of Energy, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)

Dems close in on $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus despite GOP speedbumps

Senate Democrats were pushing toward approval overnight Thursday of a budget to clear the way for President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus package, but not before the GOP forced them to take tough votes on blocking illegal immigrants getting stimulus checks and making school bailout money contingent on reopening classes. Published February 4, 2021