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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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Supporters attend a campaign rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont independent and Democratic presidential candidate, in Salem, Ore., on May 10, 2016. (Danielle Peterson/Statesman-Journal via AP)

Bernie Sanders viewed more favorably by millennials than Clinton, Trump: Poll

A majority of "millennials reported a favorable opinion of Sen. Bernard Sanders in a recently-completed survey, with Mr. Sanders scoring significantly higher marks among younger voters than both Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton and presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. Published May 12, 2016

In this May 7, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Lynden, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Donald Trump: Ideally, you won't have temporary Muslim ban for very long

Ahead of a Thursday meeting with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said a proposed temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States ideally wouldn't have to be in place for very long and that there would be exceptions to it. Published May 12, 2016

Former Texas Rep. Ron Paul speaks in Richmond, Va., on Nov. 4, 2013. (Associated Press)

Ron Paul: Government should not get involved in regulating Facebook

Former Texas Rep. Ron Paul said Wednesday the government should not be getting involved in regulating Facebook, after a report surfaced this week that employees at the social media company downplayed or censored news reports from conservative outlets on its feed of trending stories. Published May 11, 2016

In this May 3, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Trump campaign downplays notion of not releasing tax returns

A spokeswoman for Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Wednesday downplayed the presumptive GOP nominee's reported comments this week about withholding his tax returns, saying Mr. Trump will be making his case to Americans on more important matters. Published May 11, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (left) talks with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani at a fundraising event in the Bronx borough of New York on July 6, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Trump floats Giuliani as possible head of commission to study Muslim ban

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday said he's thinking about setting up an investigative commission in the wake of his proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States, and floated former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani as someone who might lead it. Published May 11, 2016

Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican and 2016 presidential nominee, speaks during a Republican primary night celebration rally at Florida International University in Miami on March 15, 2016. Rubio is ending his campaign for the Republican nomination for president after a humiliating loss in his home state of Florida. (Associated Press) **FIKE**

Marco Rubio: I 'intend' to abide by pledge to support GOP nominee

Sen. Marco Rubio said Tuesday he plans to follow through on his pledge to support the eventual Republican presidential nominee, though he also said his role during the upcoming campaign season might focus more on working on behalf of down-ballot candidates. Published May 10, 2016

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at an event in Washington on Sept. 25, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Rick Perry cites Supreme Court vacancy in backing of Donald Trump

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who called Donald Trump's candidacy a "cancer on conservatism" last year, said Tuesday he trusts Mr. Trump more than Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton to make a Supreme Court pick. Published May 10, 2016

Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to parents of young children at Mug'N Muffin in Stone Ridge, Va., Monday, May 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 4 points nationally: poll

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton leads presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump by just 4 points nationally, according to a poll released Tuesday that showed Republicans are rallying around Mr. Trump about as much as Democrats are unifying behind Mrs. Clinton. Published May 10, 2016