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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

Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks about educational freedom at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Va., Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) ** FILE **

Mike Pence urges Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade

Former Vice President Mike Pence leaned into the culture wars on Tuesday, calling on the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade on the eve of oral arguments over Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban. Published November 30, 2021

In this image from House Television, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks on the House floor during debate on the Democrats' expansive social and environment bill at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, in Washington. (House Television via AP)

McCarthy confronts GOP grumbling, backbiting in his quest for speaker’s gavel

Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida is intent on nominating former President Donald Trump to be speaker of the House if the GOP flips the lower chamber next year, suggesting there's a faction of rank-and-file Republicans who are not yet sold on promoting House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Published November 24, 2021