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Seth McLaughlin, a reporter on the Politics Desk, can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter: @SethMcLaughlin1

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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

U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, speaks with reporters after visiting with local officials to discuss how the four-week partial government shutdown is impacting an area with several major federal employers, including the Internal Revenue Service, Friday, Jan.18, 2019, in Ogden, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer **FILE**

Mitt Romney: Trump's actions are 'wrong and appalling'

Sen. Mitt Romney said Friday that President Trump's pressuring of Ukraine officials to investigate 2020 rival Joseph R. Biden for corruption smacks of politics and is "wrong and appalling." Published October 4, 2019

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, the 2020 Democratic front-runner, has long touted his ability to cut through partisanship. (Associated Press)

Biden broadens critique of Trump to include Republicans amid Ukrainian whistleblower saga

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden signaled this week that he could be rethinking his theory that the GOP will have an epiphany about bipartisanship once President Trump leaves the White House, as Republicans, including some of his old friends, joined the White House's counteroffensive against him and his son Hunter. Published October 3, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks during a gun safety forum Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Booker releases plan to reduce child poverty; Biden has gun control plan

Sen. Cory A. Booker on Thursday released a plan intended to cut child poverty in the U.S. by about two-thirds. It includes an "allowance" for families with children, expanded federal welfare programs and new benefits regardless of a person's immigration status. Published October 3, 2019

In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., questions at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Jones condemned Alabama's new abortion ban as "extreme" and "irresponsible" Thursday, May 16, a day after the state's Republican governor signed the most restrictive abortion measure in the country into law. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Impeachment push endangers vulnerable senators from both parties

The impeachment push is putting the reelection chances of Sens. Doug Jones, Alabama Democrat, and Thom Tillis, North Carolina Republican, on shakier ground, according to political handicappers at the University of Virginia's Center for Politics. Published October 3, 2019

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts wraps up a campaign event in Rock Hill, S.C., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Warren targets 'excessive lobbying' with new tax plan

Sen. Elizabeth Warren rolled out a new tax plan Wednesday that seeks to raise more government revenue off of "excessive lobbying" to help insulate Congress from the influence of big corporations. Published October 2, 2019

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks to reporters about the release by the White House of a transcript of a call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which Trump is said to have pushed for Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his family, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Trump calls for 'sick' Adam Schiff's resignation

President Trump on Wednesday took aim at one of his favorite targets on Capitol Hill, calling on House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff to "resign" over the way he has handled the fallout from the whistleblower complaint. Published October 2, 2019