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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

Former U.S. President Barack Obama gesture as he attends the "values-based leadership" during a plenary session of the Gathering of Rising Leaders in the Asia Pacific, organized by the Obama Foundation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Dec. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian) ** FILE **

Obama set to stump for McAuliffe in Virginia

Former President Barack Obama is set to hit the campaign trail with Terry McAuliffe, hoping to boost the Democrat in the final stretch of the Virginia gubernatorial race. Published October 12, 2021

Security fencing has been reinstalled around the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, ahead of a planned Sept. 18 rally by far-right supporters of former President Donald Trump who are demanding the release of rioters arrested in connection with the 6 January insurrection. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Trump allies face Jan. 6 committee subpoena deadline

The House Select Committee on Jan. 6 is set to get a reality check Thursday into how much cooperation it can expect from former President Donald Trump's allies into its probe of the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Published October 6, 2021

President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talk in a basement hallway of the Capitol after meeting with House Democrats to rescue his his $3.5 trillion government overhaul and salvage a related public works bill, in Washington, Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Pelosi looks to guide congressional Dems through midterms, 2024 election

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has signaled to party leaders that she plans on sticking around through the 2024 election and is praying the lingering shadow of former President Trump will help Democrats defend their slim House majority in the midterm elections next year. Published October 1, 2021

In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, speaks during a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, on intercollegiate athlete compensation. Gonzalez, the first of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, announced Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, he will not seek reelection next year. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

Trump celebrates Gonzalez’s exit: ‘1 down, 9 to go!’

Former President Donald Trump on Friday celebrated Rep. Anthony Gonzalez's decision to not seek re-election by delivering stern warning for the other House Republicans who voted to impeach him. Published September 17, 2021

This Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, photo shows the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court's decision this past week not to interfere with the state's strict abortion law, provoked outrage from liberals and cheers from many conservatives. President Joe Biden assailed it. But the decision also astonished many that Texas could essentially outmaneuver Supreme Court precedent on women's constitutional right to abortion. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Democrats scramble to scrap filibuster, codify Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court's decision to let stand a Texas ban on most abortions has sent Democrats scrambling to safeguard abortion rights and to prevent the law from becoming a blueprint for other states. Published September 5, 2021