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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 21, 2014, file photo shows Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal as he speaks during 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 Jindal. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

Cruz, Jindal to headline Faith and Freedom Coalition event

Sen. Ted Cruz and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will headline a September gathering of social conservatives in Iowa, which is home to one of the most watched Senate races of the midterm elections and the first stop of the 2016 presidential race. Published August 27, 2014

Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, speaks at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington on June 19, 2014. (Associated Press) **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. (AP Photo/Chattanooga Times Free Press, Doug Strickland) ** FILE **

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