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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

Keith Ellison wins AFL-CIO endorsement

The AFL-CIO on Thursday endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison's bid to become the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Published December 8, 2016

Ray Buckley, chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, takes the stage to address a forum on the future of the Democratic Party, featuring candidates running to be the the next chair of the Democratic National committee, on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Denver. The candidates spoke during the Association of State Democratic Chairs session. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Top Democrat in New Hampshire makes bid to be DNC chair

In his quest to be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee, New Hampshire's Democratic Party chairman is touting his state's success in fending off the GOP as proof he's best equipped to lead his party back to winning at the national level. Published December 5, 2016

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis as he leaves Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. Trump said at a rally on Dec. 1, that he will nominate Mattis as defense secretary. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Trump says he will pick Mattis to be defense secretary

As he kicked off this thank-you tour in Cincinnati, Ohio, President-elect Donald Trump announced -- sort of -- that he was naming U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis as defense secretary. But he told the crowd and the TV cameras not to let it out of the room. Published December 1, 2016

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio suggests that he will send the bill to the federal government to secure properties of President-elect Donald Trump. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump's properties require unexpected, unprecedented security procedures

Donald Trump's win in the presidential election is causing some heartburn for New Yorkers and headaches for law enforcement officials trying to balance how best to protect the president-elect and his iconic properties from attacks without placing an undue burden on city residents and businesses. Published November 27, 2016

Tim Ryan and Congresswoman Marcia Fudge  talk  after the memorial service for former Ohio Congressman Steve LaTourette at the University Circle United Methodist Church Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, in Cleveland, Oio.  LaTourette died Aug. 3, 2016, after a battle with leukemia. (Gus Chan /The Plain Dealer via AP) **FILE**

Tim Ryan snags endorsement in bid to unseat Nancy Pelosi

Rep. Marcia L. Fudge on Wednesday endorsed Rep. Tim Ryan's quest to become the leader of the House Democratic caucus in the next Congress - giving her fellow Ohio Democrat's long-shot bid a pre-Thanksgiving shot of optimism. Published November 23, 2016

Interim Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile said that her party will begin a post-election soul-searching that Republicans underwent after their own presidential-election loss in 2012. (Associated Press)

DNC chair blames 'voter suppression' for losses as soul-searching begins

The interim chair of the Democratic National Committee said Tuesday she has created an "advisory group" to look into what went so wrong for the party in the 2016 election, just four years after the GOP went through a similar post-election soul-searching. Published November 22, 2016

Rep. Tim Ryan, Ohio Democrat. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Tim Ryan of Ohio to challenge Nancy Pelosi for House minority leader

Rep. Tim Ryan announced Thursday that he will challenge Rep. Nancy Pelosi for leadership of the House Democratic Caucus, giving the party's moderates a rallying point as they try to drag the party back toward the center after last week's elections. Published November 17, 2016