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Seth McLaughlin, a reporter on the Politics Desk, can be reached at smclaughlin@washingtontimes.com. Follow him on Twitter: @SethMcLaughlin1

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is shown Thursday, March 3, 2016, outside the state Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/John Raby) ** FILE **

Patrick Morrisey announces U.S. Senate bid in West Virginia

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced via video Monday he is running to unseat Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin in the 2018 election, casting himself as the true conservative in the race and vowing to help President Trump "drain the swamp" in Washington, D.C. Published July 10, 2017

Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren sat down with ABC News' "Nightline" on April 12, 2017. ("Nightline" screenshot) ** FILE **

Pro-Trump group offers help for snowflake syndrome

The pro-Trump advocacy group Great America Alliance is out with a new ad mocking the idea of "acute chronic snowflakeism," saying millions have shown symptoms of the "crippling mental condition" in the wake of the 2016 election. Published July 10, 2017

Sen. Bernard Sanders and wife Jane O'Meara Sanders hired lawyers in light of investigations into the finances of now-defunct Burlington College, which closed last year due, some believe, to debts incurred during Mrs. Sanders' tenure. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Sanders, wife accused of shady financial dealings

Sen. Bernard Sanders has built a political career on railing against the shady ways of the financial industry. Now he and his wife are the ones facing accusations of shady dealings. Published July 3, 2017

"I'm a master legislator, I am a strategic, politically astute leader, my leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I'm able to attract the support that I do, which is essential to our election, sad to say," said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. (Associated Press/File)

Pelosi says she's staying: 'I think I'm worth the trouble'

Defiant House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she's not going anywhere, brushing back complaints from rank-and-file Democrats that she has led them to political oblivion and insisting that whatever the election losses she has overseen, she is "worth the trouble." Published June 22, 2017

Jan Yanes and other backers of House Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff had red-state blues Tuesday night in Atlanta. (Associated Press)

Democrats at a loss for explanation after another special-election defeat

After losing another special election that party leaders had hoped would signal a rebuke of the Trump presidency, Democrats on Wednesday cast about for someone or something to blame: from Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the House Democrats, to ill-managed campaigns to candidates who were too liberal — or not liberal enough. Published June 21, 2017

Karen Handel makes an early appearance to thank her supporters after the first returns come in during her election night party in the 6th District race with Jon Ossoff on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Republican Handel wins runoff for Georgia seat in House

The high hopes Democrats had of striking a political blow against President Trump in the battle for Georgia's open congressional seat were shattered Tuesday. Republican Karen Handel emerged victorious in the runoff race for the U.S. House seat in Georgia's 6th Congressional District -- beating back the "Resistance" movement and defending a seat in the wealthy Atlanta suburbs the GOP has held for decades. Published June 20, 2017