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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

In this photo taken Oct. 25, 2016, Donald Trump Jr. poses with visitors in the lobby of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. Trump, who repeatedly stopped him to shake hands as he walked through the hotel. The son of the presidential candidate Donald Trump says that despite reports that the hotel brand is flailing and slashing rates, the new hotel is busy and he expects to welcome both Democrats and Republicans as guests. His father, the presidential candidate, was scheduled to appear at the hotel Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, for a ribbon cutting. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)

Trump touts Old Post Office renovation as 'metaphor' for nation's potential

Donald Trump took a detour from the campaign trail Wednesday to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Washington marking the official opening of his new luxury hotel blocks from The White House -- sparking questions about whether it was the best use of his time less than two weeks out from the election. Published October 26, 2016

Tea partiers are casting their lot with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, even though analysts say his fiscal plan will explode the deficit. (Associated Press)

Tea partyers back Donald Trump, hold out hope for fiscal plan

Donald Trump's tax and spending plans would explode the deficit, according to independent analyses, but tea party voters, the political movement born as a protest against government debt, are still willing to roll the dice with the billionaire businessman, saying he is the closest thing they have to a political home this year. Published October 25, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, in St. Augustine, Fla. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump calls Clinton-linked donations to FBI official's wife 'shocking'

Donald Trump said the "shocking" revelations that Hillary Clinton's allies donated close to a half-million dollars last year to the campaign of the wife of a FBI official that helped oversee the investigation into her private email server is yet more evidence of how the system is "rigged" against him and how his Democratic rival is corrupt. Published October 24, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, stand next to each other towards the end of the 71st annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a charity gala organized by the Archdiocese of New York, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump-Clinton race tight in Georgia: Poll

There are some troubling signs for Donald Trump in Georgia, where a poll out Friday shows him running neck and neck with Hillary Clinton. Published October 21, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, talks to reporters as Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., left, and Alberto Carvalho, right, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools watch, during a visit at Caribbean Elementary School, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, in Miami. The school has many students who are English Language Learners (ELL).  (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Speaker Ryan: This is a 'make-or-break time for America'

As part of his ramped-up public relations campaign, House Speaker Paul Ryan is warning in a video released Friday that elected leaders are running the risk of leaving the United States in worse shape for future generation if they continue to avoid tackling the nation's biggest problems. Published October 21, 2016

In this July 6, 2016, file photo, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks before introducing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Newt Gingrich thinks presidential polls are wrong

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he no longer believes in the presidential polls, saying the odds are very high that Republican nominee Donald Trump can defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton if he stays on message and sticks to both the teleprompter and big ideas. Published October 21, 2016

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton answers a question during the third presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Trump: U.S. has 'no idea' who is behind Wikileaks hacks

Donald Trump said Wednesday that security officials have "no idea" who is responsible for the hacked political emails that are causing Hillary Clinton headaches on the campaign trail three weeks out from the Nov. 8 election. Published October 19, 2016