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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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In this Oct. 22, 2015, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Hillary Clinton campaign calls Benghazi probe 'partisan sham'

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is panning the Benghazi probe that has culminated in a 800-page report that is set to be released Tuesday and that makes the case that the former secretary of state underestimated the risk extremist groups posed to American personnel in Libya. Published June 28, 2016

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Republican 'Free the Delegates' movement aims to derail Trump at convention

Donald Trump's presidential campaign is confident that the push to block the New York billionaire's coronation as the party's presidential nominee will flame out at the Republican National Convention -- though some signs warn that the anti-Trump movement reflects lingering discontent that could undercut his chances of unifying the party before the November election. Published June 27, 2016

Brexit carries warning signs for Hillary Clinton

Analysts say the grievances that helped fuel the Brexit vote have also helped given rise to Donald Trump on the other side of the Atlantic and could carry warning signs for Hillary Clinton four months out from the 2016 presidential election. Published June 24, 2016

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee  Donald Trump  poses with a bagpiper as he arrives at his revamped Trump Turnberry golf course in Turnberry Scotland Friday June 24, 2016. Trump saluting the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union, saying "they took back their country, it's a great thing." Trump arrived at his Turnberry golf course in Scotland a day after the so-called Brexit vote. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

Clinton camp criticizes Trump over Brexit response

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign said Friday that Donald Trump's response to Britain's exit from the European Union and the negative impact it has had on global markets is more proof that the presumptive GOP presidential nominee is unfit to be president. Published June 24, 2016

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks to media outside his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio announced he will run for re-election to the Senate from Florida, reversing his retirement plans under pressure from GOP leaders determined to hang onto his seat and Senate control. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Florida Senate GOP primary is now a two-person race

Sen. Marco Rubio's field of rivals in the GOP primary thinned Friday following Todd Wilcox's decision to drop his bid -- setting up a two-person race between the incumbent and businessman Carlos Beruff. Published June 24, 2016

Donald Trump jetted to Scotland on Thursday where he will reopen one of his two golf resorts, in a move that baffled some GOP strategists who said his time would be better spent on the trail.

Donald Trump's Scotland jaunt baffles Republican strategists

Fresh off a campaign reboot, Donald Trump jetted to Scotland on Thursday for a trip shaping up as more a chance to see to his business dealings than to burnish his foreign policy chops on the world stage, raising questions about whether the detour could cost him back home. Published June 23, 2016

Mrs. Clinton blamed the ruling not on the court but on Senate Republicans, who have refused to hold confirmation hearings and a vote on President Obama's high court nominee, U.S. Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland. (Associated Press)

Court's split deportation ruling gives campaign ammo to Trump, Clinton camps

Hillary Clinton booed and Donald Trump cheered the news that a deadlocked Supreme Court put President Obama's deportation amnesty on ice, deepening the divide in the presidential race over Supreme Court picks and the executive branch's role in carving out immigration policy. Published June 23, 2016

In this frame grab taken from AP video Georgia Rep. John Lewis leads more than 200 Democrats in demanding a vote on measures to expand background checks and block gun purchases by some suspected terrorists in the aftermath of last week's massacre in Orlando, Florida, that killed 49 people in a gay nightclub.  (AP Photo)

House Democrats look to cash in on sit-in

The sit-in by House Democrats failed to yield the votes on gun control they had been demanding, but it did give them the chance to line their campaign coffers ahead of the November election, where they hope to cut into the Republican majority. Published June 23, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in New York, Wednesday, June 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Trump tears into Hillary: She's 'most corrupt person ever to seek the presidency'

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump warned Wednesday that Hillary Clinton's "radical immigration platform" would hurt the same minority communities that she claims to be fighting for on the campaign trail, as the New York billionaire moved to turn the 2016 election into a referendum on the Democratic standard-bearer. Published June 22, 2016

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Donald Trump kicks off campaign revamp with shaky fundraising numbers

Donald Trump's push to revamp his presidential campaign got off to a rocky start with dismal fundraising numbers, and he looked to rebound Wednesday by meeting with religious conservatives in New York, and sharpening his attacks on Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. Published June 21, 2016