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

Articles by Seth McLaughlin

In this Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, file photo, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg talks to a South Bend Tribune reporter regarding interest in the Democratic National Committee chairman position, inside the St. Joseph County Democratic Party headquarters in South Bend, Ind. Buttigieg announced his chairman candidacy Thursday, Jan. 5. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP) ** FILE **

'Mayor Pete' captures Ed Rendell's endorsement in DNC chair race

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is backing Pete Buttigieg's bid to become the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee, adding his name to the long list of current and former party leaders that are hoping to influence the outcome of the race. Published February 16, 2017

Tom Perez speaks in Birmingham, Ala., in this Aug. 21, 2012, file photo. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)

Tom Perez, former labor secretary: Andy Puzder was unqualified

Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez applauded the news Wednesday that Andy Puzder is out of the running for his old job, saying the businessman was "unqualified" for the post and saying President Trump has done a lackluster job of vetting his inner circle. Published February 15, 2017

Sen. Roy Blunt, Missouri Republican. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Top GOP senators back probe of Michael Flynn's Russian connection

Top Senate Republicans backed plans Tuesday to expand the committee investigation of Russian email hacking during the 2016 presidential campaign to include the conduct of Michael Flynn, who resigned as President Trump's national security adviser Monday night over misrepresenting his communications with Russian officials. Published February 14, 2017

House Democrats kick off conference with vow to fight Trump

Gathered under the banner of "Fighting for All," House Democrats kicked off a soul-searching retreat in Baltimore Wednesday by signaling their comeback plan hinges on fighting President Trump -- and all but ruling out the chances of working with him. Published February 8, 2017