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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 Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses while speaking at a campaign event, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter)

2020 Democratic presidential candidates post fundraising numbers

Sen. Bernard Sanders on Tuesday reminded his rivals that he remains a fundraising force in the 2020 Democratic presidential race, setting the bar by raking in more than $25 million over the third fundraising quarter of the campaign. Published October 1, 2019

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts addresses a crowd at Clinton College, a historically black college and university (HBCU) in Rock Hill, S.C., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard) **FILE**

Leaked Zuckerberg audio heightens tension with Sen. Elizabeth Warren

The beef between Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Mark Zuckerberg intensified Tuesday after audio surfaced of the Facebook CEO saying a Warren presidency would "suck" because her pledge to break up tech giants likely would lead to an unwanted legal battle that she would lose. Published October 1, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. speaks at the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry, in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) ** FILE **

Kamala Harris calls for Trump Twitter ban

Sen. Kamala D. Harris, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, is going after President Trump's bullhorn, calling on Twitter to pull the plug on his social media account. Published October 1, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker waits to speak at the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Cory Booker meets self-imposed 2020 campaign fundraising goal

Sen. Cory A. Booker has met a self-imposed fundraising deadline to keep his campaign alive, marking the latest political stunt from the New Jersey Democrat who has shown a flair for the dramatic over his political career. Published September 30, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks at the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry, in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Cory Booker: 'It is a sad day for America'

Sen. Cory A. Booker of New Jersey on Thursday described the whistleblower complaint leveled against President Trump as "explosive" and said it is incumbent upon Congress to investigate the matter. Published September 26, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., gestures during a campaign event, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in Keene, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Elizabeth Warren steals liberal enthusiasm from Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is winning the next-door-neighbor battle in New Hampshire, where the Massachusetts Democrat has climbed to the top of the pack in the 2020 primary race, wresting the far-left mantle away from Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont four months out from the first votes being cast. Published September 25, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders waves to supporters after arriving at the Comanche Nation Complex for the annual Comanche Nation Fair Powwow, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Lawton, Okla. (AP Photo/Gerardo Bello)

Bernie Sanders targets ultra-rich with new 'Extreme Wealth Tax'

Sen. Bernard Sanders on Tuesday rolled out a new plan to tax the ultra-rich that he says will raise trillions to help fund his big government vision and strengthen IRS enforcement to make sure people abide by the law. Published September 24, 2019

From left, Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke and former Housing Secretary Julian Castro are introduced for the Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC on the campus of Texas Southern University Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) ** FILE **

DNC rolls out criteria for November presidential debate

The Democratic National Committee announced Monday that it was changing the criteria for candidates to qualify in the fifth 2020 presidential debate by putting a greater focus on early primary state polls. Published September 23, 2019