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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

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., greet each other before the first of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Sanders, Warren take friendly fire on far-left agenda

Sens. Bernard Sanders and Elizabeth Warren joined forces on the debate stage Tuesday to defend their far-left agenda from an onslaught of attacks from moderate rivals who warned it would doom the country to four more years of President Trump. Published July 30, 2019

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden walk through the Crypt of the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, for Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool) ** FILE **

Joe Biden: My record on race was good enough for Obama

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Wednesday defended his record on race at the annual NAACP convention, saying he assumes former President Barack Obama would never have tapped him as his right-hand man if his resume on civil rights was as deplorable as his critics make it out to be. Published July 24, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate and former Housing Secretary Julian Castro speaks at a campaign event, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Julian Castro: Trump is 'biggest identity politician' in 50 years

Former Housing Secretary Julian Castro told the NAACP annual conference on Wednesday that President Trump has been stoking white nationalism for political gain, labeling the commander-in-chief the "biggest identity politician to come along in the last 50 years." Published July 24, 2019

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the AARP Presidential Candidates Forum at the Sioux City Convention Center in Sioux City, Iowa, on Friday, July 19, 2019. (Olivia Sun/The Des Moines Register via AP)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren touts impeachment push at NAACP conference

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 presidential candidate, doubled down Wednesday at the annual NAACP conference on her calls for Congress to begin the impeachment process against President Trump, saying Democrats must rise above politics and make it clear that no one is above the law. Published July 24, 2019

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., questions Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, as he testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ** FILE **

Rep. Rashida Tlaib: 'I'm not going nowhere!'

Rep. Rashida Tlaib sent a clear message Monday that she has no plans of backing down in the rhetorical battle with President Trump, who has criticized the Michigan congresswoman and the other minority women in the House who have become known as "The Squad." Published July 22, 2019

Democratic candidate Tom Steyer, who announced Tuesday that he was entering the presidential race, said he was watching the campaign and felt as if he "couldn't sleep." (Associated Press/File)

Tom Steyer calls on Pelosi to cancel summer break, more Trump oversight

Tom Steyer picked a fight Monday with the party he is hoping to represent in the 2020 presidential election, calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to cancel the summer recess for members of Congress to hold daily oversight hearings into President Trump and his administration. Published July 22, 2019