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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

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump  speaks during a Republican presidential primary debate at The University of Houston, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Trump on defensive in nasty GOP debate

Donald Trump fended off tough questions Thursday night about his business empire's hiring practices, including a million-dollar fine for hiring illegal immigrants and admitting he's facing a federal tax audit, as the Republican presidential campaign turned exceptionally nasty at the final debate before Super Tuesday. Published February 25, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Monday in Las Vegas. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump dominates in Nevada

Businessman Donald Trump easily won the Nevada GOP caucuses Tuesday, rolling to his third straight victory in the 2016 nomination race and giving him extra momentum heading into the delegate-rich Super Tuesday contests next week. Published February 23, 2016

Pollsters say Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump isn't likely to pick up Jeb Bush's former supporters and no clear consensus on Plan B. (Associated Press)

'Anybody but Trump' voters hope to thwart coronation

Jeb Bush's former supporters are still trying to figure out whom to back now that the former Florida governor has dropped out of the GOP presidential race — but there's no clear consensus on who Plan B is. Published February 23, 2016

Sen. Marco Rubio placed third in Iowa and struggled to a fifth-place showing in New Hampshire. With South Carolina's primary Saturday, Mr. Rubio is trying to overcome nagging immigration questions once again. (Associated Press)

Marcomentum slowed by one key issue

Sen. Marco Rubio might be running away with the Republican presidential primary, where a number of voters say they like everything the first-term senator has to say -- except for his stance on a crucial flashpoint issue. Published February 18, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks with members of the media during a news conference Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, in Hanahan, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Donald Trump threatens to sue Ted Cruz over 'false' attacks

Businessman Donald Trump on Monday ratcheted up his attacks against Sen. Ted Cruz in the GOP presidential race, calling the Texas Republican a "totally unstable individual" and "the single biggest liar," while threatening to bring legal action against the Canadian-born Cruz over his eligibility to be president if he continues spreading lies on the campaign trail. Published February 15, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump participates in a campaign rally in Baton Rouge, La., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Donald Trump threatens to 'sue' Ted Cruz over natural-born status

Businessman Donald Trump raised the possibility of pursuing legal action against Sen. Ted Cruz over his eligibility to be president, potentially upping the stakes in their escalating feud ahead of next week's GOP presidential primary in South Carolina. Published February 12, 2016