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Seth McLaughlin

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

Articles by Seth McLaughlin

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

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

** 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

New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown, a Republican, pounced on incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's support for a bill to spend nearly $3 billion on housing and caring for the illegal immigrant children and families surging into Texas, saying it was unfair to those following the law. (ASsociated Press)

Tea party group weighs backing Brown in N.H. Senate fight

The leaders of national tea party group are in New Hampshire meeting with the candidates running for the U.S. Senate and weighing whether to support former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown — or one of his rivals for the GOP nomination — ahead of the Senate primary next month. Published August 22, 2014

Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida. (Associated Press)

DNC chief: Sending kids back is 'certain death'

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has broken with the White House over immigration policy, saying she agrees that deporting children who illegally cross the border alone would send them to "certain death." Published August 21, 2014