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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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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts while greeting supporters after giving a speech on the economy at Futuramic Tool & Engineering, in Warren, Mich., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in Fla., N.C., Va., Colo.: Polls

Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump in the four key battleground states of Florida, North Carolina, Virginia and Colorado and has built on her leads from last month in all of the states but Florida, according to polling released Friday. Published August 12, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attends a rally in Kissimmee, Fla., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. (Loren Elliott/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Trump campaign: Broader point about Obama and ISIS is not sarcastic

Donald Trump's campaign said Friday Mr. Trump was being sarcastic when he used the term "founder" to describe President Obama's relationship with the Islamic State terror group, but that his broader point about Mr. Obama's foreign policy was not sarcastic. Published August 12, 2016

Former Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh is running for his old seat, giving fresh optimism to Democrats anxious to retake control of the Senate. (Associated Press)

Evan Bayh boosts Democrats' hopes for retaking Senate

Former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh's entrance into Indiana's U.S. Senate race has given Democrats fresh optimism that they can net the handful of seats needed to retake control of the Senate, with recent surveys showing Mr. Bayh in a position to win a race the GOP had considered safe just a few months ago. Published August 11, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shakes hands during a campaign rally at the BB&T Center, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump: 'Only the haters' grabbed onto the Second Amendment comments

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Thursday said "only the haters" seized on his recent comments about "Second Amendment people" possibly stopping Hillary Clinton or her Supreme Court picks and that the controversy over his feud with the parents of a fallen U.S. war hero has been "put to bed." Published August 11, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to poll abysmally among African-American voters, but the GOP hopes to correct that. (Associated Press)

GOP strategizes how to win more black voters

With three months to go until the election, Republicans are looking to expand on their long-term efforts to make inroads with the black community, hoping their conservative message can resonate with African-Americans this year even as polls show Donald Trump garnering scant support from black voters. Published August 10, 2016

Sen. Susan M. Collins of Maine. (Associated Press/File)

Susan Collins: I might write in Jeb Bush or Condoleezza Rice for president

GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, who announced this week she's not supporting Donald Trump for president, said Wednesday she might write in former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state and national security adviser under President George W. Bush. Published August 10, 2016

Donald Trump suggested at a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina, that "Second Amendment people" could stop Hillary Clinton if she is elected. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump: 'Tremendous political movement' behind the Second Amendment

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he was referring to "political power" on Tuesday when he said "Second Amendment people" might be able to respond to Hillary Clinton or her Supreme Court picks -- and that there can be no other interpretation. Published August 10, 2016

President Obama has set modern records for clemency, reducing or canceling sentences for more than 600 federal inmates, more than his nine predecessors going back to John F. Kennedy combined. (Associated Press)

Obama's forgiveness of gun crimes amid push for controls 'incredible hypocrisy'

Richard Reid was already a two-time felon when authorities searched his Delaware apartment and found marijuana, crack cocaine divided into sales-size plastic bags, powder cocaine, a scale -- and a loaded .32 caliber handgun, an unloaded .25 caliber pistol and ammunition for two other types of weapons. Published August 9, 2016