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Seth McLaughlin

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

Articles by Seth McLaughlin

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

Summer of GOP flip-flops: Jindal, Paul, Rubio change course on key issues

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's lawsuit Wednesday challenging the federal Common Core education curriculum makes him the latest GOP presidential hopeful to use the dog days of August to recalibrate himself toward the conservative voters who will decide the 2016 Republican presidential nominee. Published August 27, 2014

FILE - This June 19, 2014, file photo, shows Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. as he speaks at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington. The Associated Press has tracked the movements and machinations of more than a dozen prospective presidential candidates including Rubio. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

Rubio warns Obama against unilateral action on immigration

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida warned President Obama Tuesday against taking sweeping unilateral action on immigration, saying the move could torpedo the chances of getting Congress to address the thorny issue. Published August 26, 2014

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker speaks to the Chattanooga Times Free Press staff,  Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Republican Sen. Bob Corker says Tennessee's discussions about the role of organized labor at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga were clouded by misunderstandings. (AP Photo/Chattanooga Times Free Press, Doug Strickland) THE DAILY CITIZEN OUT; NOOGA.COM OUT; CLEVELAND DAILY BANNER OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT: DOUG STRICKLAND/CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS

Congress should 'own' U.S. response to ISIL: Sen. Bob Corker

Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee said Tuesday that President Obama should seek a new authorization from Congress before responding to the growing threat from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the Middle East. Published August 26, 2014

** FILE ** Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the Republican National Committee summer meetings in Chicago, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker touts job creation in new ad

Locked in a tight re-election fight, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker released a new campaign advertisement touting the latest jobs report as proof that the state is making an economic comeback on his watch. Published August 25, 2014

GOP travel itineraries offer clues to 2016 White House field

While most of his potential rivals for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination have been busy barnstorming the early primary states, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been missing in action in Iowa and New Hampshire. Published August 24, 2014