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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

U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Cicilline, Rhode Island Democrat, calls on Justice Department watchdog to investigate Comey firing

Rep. David N. Cicilline, a Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, on Thursday requested that the watchdog at the Department of Justice investigate whether President Trump's firing of FBI Director James B. Comey is the latest in a series of politically motivated actions, saying it is imperative that the agency operates free of interference from elected officials. Published May 11, 2017

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie speaks during a tea party debate at Goochland High School in Goochland, Va., Saturday, April 22, 2017. He and two others face off in a primary on June 13. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) ** FILE **

Democrats: Ed Gillespie should condemn President Trump over Comey firing

President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey has spilled over into the gubernatorial race in Virginia, where Republican Ed Gillespie is coming under fire from his primary and possible general election rivals for refusing to say whether he agrees with the move. Published May 10, 2017

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, leaves the Senate chamber after a roll call vote at the Capitol in Washington, in this Nov. 12, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Sherrod Brown: Trump resisting Russian probe, which is 'getting close'

Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio dismissed the idea that the Trump administration's ouster of FBI Director James B. Comey was motivated by actions that Mr. Comey took during the 2016 presidential campaign, which Democrats have blamed in part for Hillary Clinton's loss. Published May 10, 2017

Rep. Fred Upton, Michigan Republican, said he was enticed to support the Obamacare repeal bill with an additional $8 billion for health care risk pools. (Associated Press)

Talks, incentives swing Republican votes

Rep. Robert J. Wittman was adamant back in March: The Republican health care bill didn't protect Medicare and Medicaid, cut health care costs or empower individuals enough to earn his vote. Published May 4, 2017

In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017, photo Democratic gubernatorial candidate, former Congressman Tom Perriello listens during a town hall in Richmond, Va. Perriello is running against Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in in the June 13 primary. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Northam prepares to face Perriello in Virginia gubernatorial primary

Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph S. Northam, Democrat, met Tuesday with pro-choice activists in Northern Virginia and started airing television ads boasting of opposition to gun-rights groups, seeking to strengthen his position among the state's liberal voters ahead of the gubernatorial primary in June. Published May 2, 2017

Ohio Gov. John Kasich delivers his State of the State address at the Sandusky State Theatre in Sandusky, Ohio., in this April 4, 2017, file photo. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

Kasich: Time for North Korea's leadership to go

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Friday the leadership of North Korea needs to go, and said he expects military leaders are considering options on how best to accomplish that goal. Published April 28, 2017

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., speaks during the general session of the DNC winter meeting in Atlanta, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Branden Camp) ** FILE **

Ellison: Democratic Party 'is not the same old thing'

Rep. Keith Ellison said a "new spirit" has emerged in the Democratic Party as he reached out to progressive activists seeking to translate their protests into real electoral power. Published April 25, 2017

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a rally for Omaha Democratic mayoral candidate Heath Mello, Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Draft Bernie activists invite Sanders to town hall

The progressive activists pushing Sen. Bernard Sanders to leave the Democratic Party have invited the Vermont independent to a town hall event to discuss the possibility of creating a new third party. Published April 25, 2017

Sen. Bernard Sanders' role in the Democratic Party is unclear. Activist Cornel West has called upon the Independent from Vermont to leave the party and start his own. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

What's Sanders' role in the Democratic Party now?

As Sen. Bernard Sanders tries to figure out his role in national politics, the 75-year-old's supporters are divided over how tied he should be to the Democratic Party, with some saying they're gaining ground within the Democratic National Committee, while others say the party is rotten and must be forsaken. Published April 24, 2017