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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 presidential candidate former Housing Secretary Julian Castro gives his closing statement Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Julian Castro is fundraising off the Biden attack blowback

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro is raising money off the blowback he is receiving after questioning former Vice President Joseph R. Biden's mental stamina in the third presidential debate on Thursday. Published September 13, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Joe Biden's record player comment at debate baffles Cory Booker

Sen. Cory A. Booker said in a post-debate interview Thursday he can be a bit baffled by the way former Vice President Joseph R. Biden drones on and on in a debate setting, suggesting that should give voters pause in the 2020 election. Published September 12, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden, left, listens as Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., right, speaks Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Warren endorses broad pathway for illegal immigrants

Sen. Elizabeth Warren endorsed expanding legal immigration and providing a pathway to citizenship for a wide array of illegal immigrants living inside the United States. Published September 12, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the New Hampshire state Democratic Party convention, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Manchester, NH. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Joe Biden: 'Let's be constitutional' on gun control

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden went to bat for the Constitution Thursday in a debate over some of the unilateral actions some of his Democratic presidential rivals are vowing to take in the name of curbing gun violence. Published September 12, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. react to the audience Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, before a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Kamala Harris attempts Fox News smackdown

Sen. Kamala Harris of California opened Thursday's debate by speaking directly to President Trump - and then telling him he can go back to watching his favorite network Fox News. Published September 12, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks during the New Hampshire state Democratic Party convention, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Manchester, NH. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Amy Klobuchar: Not a radical lefty? Join me

Sen. Amy Klobuchar cautioned voters in her opening statement at the third presidential debate that some of the ideas her rivals for the Democratic nomination are running on policy plans that are too good to be true. Published September 12, 2019

GOP primary opponent Sanford challenges Trump to address deficit

Former Rep. Mark Sanford, who recently launched a long shot bid for the GOP presidential nomination, pounced on the news Thursday that the national deficit eclipsed $1 trillion this month, calling on President Trump to get the nation's fiscal house in order before it is too late. Published September 12, 2019