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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, Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke attends Manchester Democrats annual Potluck Picnic at Oak Park in Manchester, N.H., Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter)

Beto O'Rourke unveils 'caregiver credit' for caregivers and the sick

Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, a Democratic presidential candidate, called Friday for the federal tax code to include a "caregiver credit" for people who drop out of the labor force to take care of a child or someone who is battling health problems. Published July 19, 2019

In this Dec. 18, 2013, file photo, then-U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., discusses his first months back in Congress during an interview in Mount Pleasant, S.C. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith, File)

Ex-Rep. Mark Sanford previews possible 2020 primary message

Former Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina is teasing a possible 2020 GOP primary challenge against President Trump, saying he is fed up with the way in which Washington has "seemingly forgotten that the debt, deficit and spending really do matter." Published July 18, 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 offers up '5 Rights' contract with America

Tom Steyer plans to roll out a "5 Rights" agenda on a campaign swing through Ohio Thursday that calls for "unencumbered access to voting, clean air and water, education, a living wage and healthcare to be constitutionally protected for every American." Published July 18, 2019

"No, I would not be giving undocumented immigrants in this country health care right now," Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said. (Associated Press)

Bullock says he wouldn't give health care to undocumented immigrants

Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana on Wednesday came out against providing government health care to immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally, breaking with top contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination and signaling that he doesn't plan on pandering to liberal activists on thorny issues that could scare off middle-of-the-road voters. Published July 17, 2019

In this July 9, 2019, photo, a staff member cleans in a dining hall at the U.S. government's newest holding center for migrant children in Carrizo Springs, Texas. The government said the holding center will give it much-needed capacity to take in more children from the Border Patrol. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

CBP official defends agency from accusations of wrongdoing

The deputy commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection defended the agency from recent allegations of wrongdoing aimed at some of its employees, saying the vast majority of officers and agents that are working to protect the nation's borders are performing their tough duties with the utmost professionalism. Published July 17, 2019