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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 Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks in a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN/New York Times at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

'Punitive' Warren takes heat in debate

Sen. Elizabeth Warren got a first taste of what it is like to be the front-runner on the debate stage Tuesday when her rivals ganged up on her and questioned whether her tax-the-rich rhetoric was too "punitive" for an already polarized nation. Published October 15, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN/New York Times at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Joe Biden: With age comes wisdom

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., dismissed concerns about his age in the fourth Democratic presidential debate, saying with age comes the sort of wisdom that one needs to perform the duties of commander-in-chief. Published October 15, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left, and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg stand on stage before a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN/New York Times at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) ** FILE **

Pete Buttigieg challenges Elizabeth Warren on Medicare for All

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg took Sen. Elizabeth Warren to task in the fourth presidential debate Tuesday over her reluctance to say whether she will raise taxes on the middle class to pay for her Medicare for All vision. Published October 15, 2019

From left, Democratic presidential candidates, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, businessman Tom Steyer, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and former Housing Secretary Julian Castro stand on stage for a photo before a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

2020 Democrats embrace Trump impeachment

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts said Congress should pursue the impeachment process, making the case that lawmakers should not wait until the 2020 election to see if voters are willing to give President Trump another term in office. Published October 15, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, listens to a question during a campaign stop in Londonderry, N.H., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) ** FILE **

Tulsi Gabbard: 'DNC has hijacked the primary process'

Lagging in the polls and in jeopardy of missing the fifth presidential debate, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is playing the blame game, telling voters the Democratic National Committee and the news media is colluding against her insurgent bid. Published October 15, 2019

President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the InterContinental Barclay New York hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) ** FILE **

Democrats in early primary states want Trump locked up: Poll

Lock him up! That appears to be an emerging rally cry among voters, according to a new survey from Firehouse Strategies that found a majority of likely Democratic voters in early primary states would like to see President Trump go to jail over the Ukraine scandal. Published October 14, 2019

In this image taken from video, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks we reporters outside his home, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Burlington, Vt. His wife, Jane O'Meara Sanders listens at right. Sanders says he was "dumb" not to have listened to the symptoms he was experiencing before he was stricken with a heart attack last week. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

Bernie Sanders doubles down on vision after health scare

Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont sought to erase any doubt about his plans to stick in the 2020 presidential race following a heart attack, telling his supporters he looks forward to returning to the campaign trail as soon as possible and that his experience has reinforced his belief that it is time for big structural change in the United States. Published October 10, 2019

Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks in SEIU Unions For All Summit on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) **FILE**

Biden: Trump 'should be impeached'

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Wednesday joined the list of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders calling for President Trump to be impeached, warning that the Republican commander-in-chief "is shooting holes in the Constitution and we cannot let him get away with it." Published October 9, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks in SEIU Unions For All Summit on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Authenticity problem? Elizabeth Warren stories under scrutiny amid 2020 surge

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is getting a sense of what it is like to be viewed as a top contender in the 2020 presidential race, with the stories she shares on the stump facing extra scrutiny that has renewed questions over whether the Massachusetts Democrat has an authenticity problem. Published October 8, 2019