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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

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi speaks during an event, at the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit, in Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. The U.N. climate summit in Glasgow has entered its second week as leaders from around the world, are gathering in Scotland's biggest city, to lay out their vision for addressing the common challenge of global warming. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Pelosi celebrates Trump court defeat in Jan. 6 inquiry

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday praised a federal judge's ruling rejecting former President Trump's request to block the National Archives from turning over documents sought by the House select committee investigating the Capitol riot on Jan. 6. Published November 10, 2021

Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin speaks at an election night party in Chantilly, Va., early Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, after he defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Youngkin’s win rewrites Trump campaign playbook for Republicans, Democrats

Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin's victory in Tuesday's election is offering Republicans a roadmap for escaping former President Donald Trump's glare and forcing Democrats to rethink their strategy of running against the de facto leader of the GOP in the midterm elections. Published November 3, 2021

Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin speaks at an election night party in Chantilly, Va., early Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, after he defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Youngkin defeats McAuliffe in Virginia

Republican Glenn Youngkin upset Democrat Terry McAuliffe in Virginia's gubernatorial race, breaking his party's losing streak in the state and giving the GOP a reason to be optimistic heading into the congressional elections next year. Published November 2, 2021

Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin gestures during a rally in Glen Allen, Va., Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Youngkin will face Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the November election. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Glenn Youngkin closes out campaign with traditional conservative message

Republican Glenn Youngkin is going back to the future with his closing argument in the homestretch of his gubernatorial bid against Democrat Terry McAuliffe. Looking to coax undecided voters off the sidelines, Mr. Youngkin is barnstorming Virginia with a traditional conservative Republican message anchored in kitchen-table issues. Published October 26, 2021

President Joe Biden arrives to board Air Force One at Delaware Air National Guard Base for a trip to New Jersey to promote his "Build Back Better" agenda, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, in New Castle, Del. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden works to turn out Democrats in N.J., Va., as approval, fortunes teeter

President Biden swept into Democratic strongholds of New Jersey Monday, hoping to breathe life into his "Build Back Better" agenda and the reelection bid of Gov. Phil Murphy, who is clinging to a solid but dwindling lead in a contest that will test the party's post-Trump momentum. Published October 25, 2021