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Seth McLaughlin, a reporter on the Politics Desk, can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter: @SethMcLaughlin1

Articles by Seth McLaughlin

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is expected to reveal his plans before Christmas for how many debates the DNC will sanction and how it will decide who makes the cut. (Associated Press)

Democrats wary of 'kids' table' spectacle in crowded 2020 debates

Herding cats may turn out to be child's play compared with the task of corralling what could be some two dozen Democratic candidates vying for a place on the debate stage as the party tries to pick its opponent to President Trump in 2020. Published December 12, 2018

Assistant House Minority Leader Jim Clyburn of S.C., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Democrats tap Rep. James Clyburn House Majority Whip

Rep. James E. Clyburn of South Carolina was elected Wednesday as House majority whip in the new Democrat-controlled House, retaining his position as the third highest-ranking Democrat in the House. Published November 28, 2018

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joined by from left, Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., and Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio., speaks to media at Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, to announce her nomination by House Democrats to lead them in the new Congress. She still faces a showdown vote for House speaker when lawmakers convene in January. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Pelosi wins Democratic nomination for speaker

Rep. Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday moved a step closer to securing another stint as speaker of the House, winning over enough of her Democratic colleagues to set up final vote on the House floor next month that will serve as the last chance for her foes to stop the most powerful woman in U.S. politics. Published November 28, 2018

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California heads into the Democratic Caucus leadership elections unopposed following an effort by a contingent working against her becoming the speaker of the House when her party takes the majority in the new Congress in January, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Pelosi wins support of Problem Solvers in House speaker's bid

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi removed one of the last hurdles standing in front of her becoming the next speaker of the House after Democrats from the Problem Solvers Caucus announced Wednesday they had won enough concessions to support her bid. Published November 28, 2018

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Problem Solvers win concessions as Nancy Pelosi clings to power

Rep. Nancy Pelosi has offered to make rules changes that would open the House to more bipartisan cooperation, giving rank-and-file members more input on bills and committee action, as she seeks to strike deals and earn enough votes to lead the new Congress. Published November 26, 2018