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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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Donald Trump jetted to Scotland on Thursday where he will reopen one of his two golf resorts, in a move that baffled some GOP strategists who said his time would be better spent on the trail.

Donald Trump's Scotland jaunt baffles Republican strategists

Fresh off a campaign reboot, Donald Trump jetted to Scotland on Thursday for a trip shaping up as more a chance to see to his business dealings than to burnish his foreign policy chops on the world stage, raising questions about whether the detour could cost him back home. Published June 23, 2016

Mrs. Clinton blamed the ruling not on the court but on Senate Republicans, who have refused to hold confirmation hearings and a vote on President Obama's high court nominee, U.S. Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland. (Associated Press)

Court's split deportation ruling gives campaign ammo to Trump, Clinton camps

Hillary Clinton booed and Donald Trump cheered the news that a deadlocked Supreme Court put President Obama's deportation amnesty on ice, deepening the divide in the presidential race over Supreme Court picks and the executive branch's role in carving out immigration policy. Published June 23, 2016

In this frame grab taken from AP video Georgia Rep. John Lewis leads more than 200 Democrats in demanding a vote on measures to expand background checks and block gun purchases by some suspected terrorists in the aftermath of last week's massacre in Orlando, Florida, that killed 49 people in a gay nightclub.  (AP Photo)

House Democrats look to cash in on sit-in

The sit-in by House Democrats failed to yield the votes on gun control they had been demanding, but it did give them the chance to line their campaign coffers ahead of the November election, where they hope to cut into the Republican majority. Published June 23, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in New York, Wednesday, June 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Trump tears into Hillary: She's 'most corrupt person ever to seek the presidency'

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump warned Wednesday that Hillary Clinton's "radical immigration platform" would hurt the same minority communities that she claims to be fighting for on the campaign trail, as the New York billionaire moved to turn the 2016 election into a referendum on the Democratic standard-bearer. Published June 22, 2016


Donald Trump kicks off campaign revamp with shaky fundraising numbers

Donald Trump's push to revamp his presidential campaign got off to a rocky start with dismal fundraising numbers, and he looked to rebound Wednesday by meeting with religious conservatives in New York, and sharpening his attacks on Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. Published June 21, 2016

FILE - In this June 17, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in The Woodlands, Texas. The Republican National Convention is a month away, and Donald Trump's campaign is in freefall: little staff, less money and trailing in the polls. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Trump received warmly by Christian leaders

Donald Trump received a standing ovation heading into a meeting with evangelical Christian leaders Tuesday and on the way out, as the New York billionaire sought to assure social conservatives that he is on their side following some of the rockiest weeks of his presidential campaign. Published June 21, 2016

Donald Trump (Associated Press/File)

Donald Trump: I could have unlimited campaign cash 'if need be'

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump downplayed the idea Tuesday that his campaign's fundraising operations is lackluster, saying his efforts so far have been "incredible" and saying he can always dip into his own pocket for general election funds. Published June 21, 2016

Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., answers questions from reporters, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, after members of the House of Representatives received a closed intelligence briefing from FBI Director James Comey and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson on the mass shooting at an LGBT club in Orlando. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

David Jolly, Florida Republican, to forego Senate run: report

Rep. David Jolly announced Friday that he will forgo a bid for the U.S. Senate, and instead seek re-election to his House seat in Florida -- a decision that will increase speculation that Sen. Marco Rubio has had a change of heart and plans to seek re-election to a seat that could decide whether Senate Republicans retain their majority. Published June 17, 2016

As presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign turns a year old, his unlikeability is increasing in polls, and Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton is taking a double-digit lead over him. (Associated Press)

1 year in, Trump campaign burns both sides of the aisle

Donald Trump's presidential campaign turns a year old Thursday amid just as much controversy as when he entered the contest, with his calls to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. angering Democrats, and his new openness to halting some gun sales leaving his fellow Republicans scratching their heads. Published June 15, 2016

Donald Trump, the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee, announced Wednesday via Twitter that he plans to meet with the NRA about "not allowing people on the terrorist watch list, or the no fly list, to buy guns." (Associated Press)

Donald Trump joins Democrats in post-Orlando gun control push

Brushing aside warnings that they'll tip off terrorists to secret investigations, Democrats pressed ahead Wednesday with plans for new gun controls after the Orlando shooting, and even enlisted an unlikely potential ally -- Donald Trump, who said he's open to a discussion about banning firearm sales to those on the government's no-fly list. Published June 15, 2016

Herman Cain (Associated Press) **FILE**

Herman Cain: 'Mitt, you know nothing about racism'

Herman Cain on Wednesday mocked Mitt Romney's suggestion that Donald Trump could usher in an era of "trickle-down racism," saying the 2012 GOP presidential nominee doesn't have a clue of what true racism is. Published June 15, 2016