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

Articles by Seth McLaughlin

President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Far-left pressures Biden on administration picks

The far-left group that helped fuel the rise of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is seeking donations as part of a pressure campaign aimed at stopping President-elect Joseph R. Biden from making "dangerous choices for top economic positions" in his administration. Published November 27, 2020

In this file photo, President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after participating in a video teleconference call with members of the military on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump warns against boycotting Georgia runoff races

President Trump urged his supporters Friday to rally behind Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in runoff races in Georgia that will decide which party controls the Senate. Published November 27, 2020

In this March 26, 2019, file photo, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel appears at a news conference in Chicago. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File)

Far-left group warns Biden against giving Emanuel a job

A far-left group is circulating a petition urging presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden to steer clear of tapping former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for a post in his administration. Published November 27, 2020

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., left, joined at right by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., responds to base remarks by President Donald Trump after he called for four Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their "broken" countries, as he exploited the nation's glaring racial divisions once again for political gain, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019. All four congresswomen are American citizens and three of the four were born in the U.S. Omar is the first Somali-American in Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

Squad members petition possible Biden OMB pick

Members of the progressive "Squad" are demanding that presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden steer clear of nominating Bruce Reed as head of the White House budget office. Published November 25, 2020

In this Jan. 12, 2017, file photo, Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Top House Democrat: Congress 'cannot overspend' on coronavirus relief

Incoming Assistant House Speaker Katherine Clark said Wednesday it is long past time for Congress to pass another coronavirus relief package, arguing that lawmakers on Capitol Hill "cannot overspend" in their push to help cash-strapped families and businesses. Published November 25, 2020

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee nomination hearing for Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool) ** FILE **

Sen. Tom Cotton warns against Biden's 'amnesty' agenda

Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas said Wednesday presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden is poised to push an amnesty bill that will lead to a "surge" of immigrants rushing to get into the United States. Published November 25, 2020

George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley testifies during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on the constitutional grounds for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ** FILE **

Jonathan Turley, law professor: Allowing Biden transition is 'right thing to do'

Prominent law professor Jonathan Turley said Tuesday he agreed with the Trump administration's decision to allow the transition to begin for presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden but said that doesn't mean President Trump's legal team is done fighting to overturn election results. Published November 24, 2020

In this Oct. 17, 2020, file photo, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jaime Harrison speaks at a campaign rally in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard, File)

Jaime Harrison lobbying for top job at DNC

Former Senate candidate Jaime Harrison said Tuesday that if presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden wants him to lead the Democratic National Committee, then he is ready to do the job. Published November 24, 2020

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2019, file photo former Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks with FOX Business Network guest anchor Jon Hilsenrath in the Fox Washington bureau in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Biden picks Janet Yellen to run Treasury Department

Presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden plans to nominate Janet Yellen, the former chair of the Federal Reserve, to lead the Treasury Department, according to news reports. Published November 23, 2020

In this Feb. 1, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden smiles as former Secretary of State John Kerry, left, takes the podium to speak at a campaign stop at the South Slope Community Center in North Liberty, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Biden announces national security and foreign policy picks

Presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden is turning to some familiar faces from the Obama administration as he looks to fill out a national security and foreign policy team that is "ready on Day One to help me reclaim America's seat at the head of the table." Published November 23, 2020