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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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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

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves after delivering an economic policy speech to the Detroit Economic Club, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump: I wouldn't put money into stocks right now

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday advised against putting money into stocks right now, warning of a "big bubble" and saying if interest rates go up, things aren't going to be pretty. Published August 9, 2016

U.S. President Richard Nixon at his first news conference in nearly four monthsat the Wite House, Jan. 31, 1973. Nixon disclosed he was sending Henry Kissinger to Hanoi and also said he would meet sometime in spring at the western White House with South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu. (AP Photo) ** FILE **

Former EPA administrators under Nixon, George H.W. Bush endorse Clinton

Two former Environmental Protection Agency administrators under Presidents Nixon and George H.W. Bush have endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, saying Donald Trump has shown a "profound ignorance of science" and of public health issues in environmental law. Published August 9, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets members of the audience after speaking at a rally at International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 357 Hall, in Las Vegas, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 13 points nationally: poll

Hillary Clinton has jumped out to a 13-point lead over Donald Trump among likely voters nationwide, according to a Monmouth University poll released Monday that showed Mr. Trump has some ground to make up in unifying Republicans around his presidential candidacy. Published August 8, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the 2016 National Association of Black Journalists' and National Association of Hispanic Journalists' Hall of Fame Luncheon at Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Pro-Trump super PAC seizes on Clinton's 'dead broke' comments in ad

A new ad from a pro-Donald Trump political action committee plays off Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's statement several years ago that she and her husband, former President Clinton, were "dead broke" coming out of the White House. Published August 8, 2016