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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 Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., questions at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Jones condemned Alabama's new abortion ban as "extreme" and "irresponsible" Thursday, May 16, a day after the state's Republican governor signed the most restrictive abortion measure in the country into law. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Impeachment push endangers vulnerable senators from both parties

The impeachment push is putting the reelection chances of Sens. Doug Jones, Alabama Democrat, and Thom Tillis, North Carolina Republican, on shakier ground, according to political handicappers at the University of Virginia's Center for Politics. Published October 3, 2019

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts wraps up a campaign event in Rock Hill, S.C., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Warren targets 'excessive lobbying' with new tax plan

Sen. Elizabeth Warren rolled out a new tax plan Wednesday that seeks to raise more government revenue off of "excessive lobbying" to help insulate Congress from the influence of big corporations. Published October 2, 2019

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks to reporters about the release by the White House of a transcript of a call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which Trump is said to have pushed for Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his family, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Trump calls for 'sick' Adam Schiff's resignation

President Trump on Wednesday took aim at one of his favorite targets on Capitol Hill, calling on House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff to "resign" over the way he has handled the fallout from the whistleblower complaint. Published October 2, 2019

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