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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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Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., center, stands between Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., during a media availability on Capitol Hill, Monday, June 20, 2016 in Washington. A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns, eight days after the horror of Orlando's mass shooting intensified pressure on lawmakers to act but knotted them in gridlock anyway - even over restricting firearms for terrorists. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

White House: Senate gun vote a 'shameful display of cowardice'

White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Tuesday called the U.S. Senate's voting down gun-related measures on Monday a "shameful display of cowardice" and lamented the lack of Republicans with the "courage" to stand up to the National Rifle Association. Published June 21, 2016

President Barack Obama walks off stage after speaking at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, Monday, June 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

What constitutes 'automatic' weapons at issue after Orlando

The Sig Sauer MCX semiautomatic rifle authorities say Omar Mateen used in his shooting rampage is a relatively new weapon with subtle but crucial differences compared to the AR-15 rifles that have become the focal point in the gun control debate. Published June 20, 2016

Anti-Trump Republicans pushing last-ditch effort to deny him the nomination

Some Republicans dissatisfied with Donald Trump are pushing a new effort to deny Mr. Trump the GOP presidential nomination ahead of the party's convention next month in Cleveland, saying the convention's rules committee could allow pledged delegates to vote their conscience and support someone else. Published June 20, 2016

Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Jan. 21, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Lindsey Graham praises Donald Trump on proposed gun ban for no-fly list

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, who says he's meeting with the National Rifle Association to talk about banning people on the government's no-fly list from buying guns, is on the "right road" on the issue. Published June 16, 2016

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Jeh Johnson: I won't second-guess FBI on past probe of Orlando shooter

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Thursday he's not going to second-guess the FBI on its past investigations of Omar Mateen, the gunman who killed 49 people and wounded more than 50 others in the terrorist attack in Orlando last weekend. Published June 16, 2016

Donald Trump suggests DNC might not have been hacked

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says the Democratic National Committee might not have actually been hacked by Russian operatives and that the disclosure earlier this week could have been a smokescreen. Published June 16, 2016