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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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Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, speaks during a rally with President Donald Trump, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Lewis Center, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Conservative activists urge GOP to hold firm on spending bills

Conservative advocacy groups are sounding the alarm that a quick surrender by House Republicans on 2019 spending bills in the coming weeks could decimate the morale of grass-roots activists the GOP will need for the closing stretch of the midterm campaign season. Published August 15, 2018

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2017, file photo people pass the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Aug 13. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Economy to grow 3.1 percent in 2018: CBO

The U.S. economy is expected to grow by about 3 percent in 2018 but could face "more substantial" effects in the coming months from the administration's recent moves on tariffs, the Congressional Budget Office said Monday. Published August 13, 2018

Cameron Kasky (center) is one of the student activists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School speaking out for gun control. His father and other parents of teens who were affected by the February shooting in Parkland, Florida, have formed the Families vs. Assault Rifles PAC to oppose candidates who don't support their goals. (Associated Press/File)

Parkland parents form PAC to pressure candidates to crack down on assault rifles

Some Marjory Stoneman Douglas students have been outspoken gun control advocates since the February shooting at their high school, and now their parents are ramping up the pressure with a political action committee to campaign against candidates who won't crack down on military-style weapons. Published August 9, 2018

Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins, center, leaves federal court, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in New York. Rep. Collins of western New York state has been indicted on charges that he used inside information about a biotechnology company to make illicit stock trades (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Rep. Chris Collins vows to fight 'meritless' insider trading charges, stay on ballot

Rep. Chris Collins on Wednesday said he plans to mount a "vigorous" defense against what he described as "meritless" charges and that he will remain on the ballot for re-election to Congress, hours after pleading not guilty in federal court in New York to charges tied to an alleged insider trading scheme. Published August 8, 2018

In this July 2, 2017 photo, a 12-gauge shell casing ejects from the AA-12 as Anthony Ragone fires down range at the Knoxville Gun Range in Knoxville, Tenn. (Adam Taylor Gash/Tennessee Ledger via AP)

N.Y. targets NRA program in backdoor gun control scheme

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he's discovered a way to kneecap the NRA by outlawing its gun-liability insurance program and is urging other states to follow his lead, saying they have a chance to exploit the gun-rights group's admitted dire financial situation. Published August 6, 2018

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

McConnell cool on Trump's latest shutdown talk

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday said he hopes lawmakers can avoid a shutdown showdown after President Trump a day earlier again raised the possibility of shutting down the government if Congress doesn't provide enough money for his desired U.S.-Mexico border wall and other immigration priorities. Published August 3, 2018

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., joined at left by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., questions witnesses as the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the Trump administration's policies on immigration enforcement and family reunification efforts, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate rejects Democratic push for more election security funds

Senate Republicans on Wednesday defeated an attempt to allocate $250 million to states for "election security," turning back what Democrats said would have been the first steps to combat foreign meddling in the looming midterm elections. Published August 1, 2018

Cody Wilson holds what he calls a Liberator pistol that was completely made on a 3-D-printer at his home in Austin, Texas. Eight states filed suit Monday, July 30, 2018, against the Trump administration over its decision to allow a Texas company to publish downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun, contending the hard-to-trace plastic weapons are a boon to terrorists and criminals and threaten public safety. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)

Judge issues temporary restraining order stopping release of 3D-printed gun

A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday blocking a Texas organization from posting new online blueprints for 3D-printed guns, delivering a last-minute win to gun control backers who were worried about the implications of untraceable firearms being manufactured at home. Published July 31, 2018