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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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The Latino Victory Fund's ad showed a pickup truck with a Confederate flag and an Ed Gillespie bumper sticker chasing down Muslim, Latino and black children, and accused the GOP candidate of spreading "hate."

Immigrant-rights group prepared to go for 'jugular' in midterm attack ads

The head of an immigrant-rights group said Thursday the chilling "American Nightmare" advertisement showing a Confederate-flag toting truck stalking young minority children that his group ran in Virginia's gubernatorial race last year could serve as a blueprint for television spots ahead of the midterm elections. Published August 2, 2018

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., left, and Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., finish a news conference after making speeches on the Senate floor calling for a resolution to back the U.S. intelligence community findings that Russia interfered in the 2016 election and calling for other responses to the meddling, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senators plan to resurrect resolution backing intelligence community on Russia

Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Friday they plan to revive a non-binding resolution that failed to pass this week and that would have put the chamber on record as supporting the intelligence community and its findings that Russian interfered in the 2016 election. Published July 20, 2018

Trump invites Putin to Washington

President Trump is inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Washington, the White House said Thursday, brushing aside the furor over Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and catching many officials off guard, including the president's director of national intelligence. Published July 19, 2018

The Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Associated Press)

House expresses support for ICE, denounces calls to abolish agency

The GOP-controlled House passed a resolution Wednesday putting the chamber on record in supporting the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which, they say, has become a scapegoat for the left wing of the Democratic Party. Published July 18, 2018

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., criticizes President Donald Trump's performance during his side-by-side news conference with Russia's Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, as he speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 16, 2018. Trump openly questioned his own intelligence agencies' conclusions that Moscow was to blame for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election to Trump's benefit. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Schumer blasts Trump's Putin walk back as 'pathetic' and 'weak'

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer said President Trump's "half-hearted" and "ham-fisted" attempts to distance himself from controversial comments he during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin are ringing hollow. Published July 18, 2018

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters during her weekly news conference, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 7, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Nancy Pelosi: Trump acted 'afraid' in Putin meeting

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Monday that President Trump looked "afraid" in his high-profile meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and questioned why the Republican didn't directly broach the subject of Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. Published July 16, 2018