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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

FILE - The logo of the International Monetary Fund is visible on their building, Monday, April 5, 2021, in Washington. Finance officials of the worlds major economies on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 agreed on a proposal to boost the resources of the International Monetary Fund by $650 billion as a way to provide more support to vulnerable countries struggling to deal with a global pandemic. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

IMF report finds public debt hits 97% of world's economy

Average public debt hit an "unprecedented" 97% of the world's economy in 2020, driven largely by the U.S., which had the worst fiscal balance among Western advanced economies, according to an International Monetary Fund report released Wednesday. Published April 7, 2021

In this March 15, 2020, file photo, people wait in line to enter a gun store in Culver City, Calif.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)  **FILE**

FBI gun checks in March break all-time record

There were nearly 4.7 million gun background checks run through the FBI's national instant check system in March -- the highest-ever monthly total in the more than 20 years since the system was set up. Published April 1, 2021

President Joe Biden speaks during an event on COVID-19 vaccinations, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Monday, March 29, 2021, in Washington, as Vice President Kamala Harris listens. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden announces 11 'racially diverse,' progressive judicial nominees to federal bench

President Biden announced his first slate of judicial nominees on Tuesday, naming picks for 11 appellate court, district court and superior court positions, including Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for the powerful D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that is traditionally seen as a stepping stone to the Supreme Court. Published March 30, 2021

President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden puts GOP on notice in long-delayed press conference

President Biden survived his long-delayed first formal press conference in a very Bidenesque fashion, mixing calls for bipartisanship with partisan threats and long-winded responses on policy that marked a dramatic break with his predecessor in both style and substance. Published March 25, 2021