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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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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., listen to the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

Trump surge traps Dems in 'resistance'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was an island unto herself on Tuesday, sticking out sorely as she stood and clapped for President Trump's call to respect the national anthem. Published January 31, 2018

Conor Lamb, a Democratic candidate for the 18th Congressional District in Pennsylvania, is shown here. Image via his official campaign website (

GOP trying to sink Conor Lamb with Pelosi attack

Republicans are hoping that distaste for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will once again help them defend a congressional seat -- this time in western Pennsylvania, where the party and allied super PACs are warning voters that Democrat Conor Lamb's opposition to the Trump tax cuts shows he will join the Californian's "liberal flock." Published January 31, 2018

Joe Kennedy III to deliver State of the Union response speech

Democrats looking to rebuild President Obama's election-winning hope-and-change coalition of women and minorities have chosen a white guy named Kennedy to deliver their chief response to President Trump's State of the Union. Published January 29, 2018

In this April 7, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., arrives for the confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly dinged over Schumer fundraiser

Sen. Joe Donnelly's rivals are taking aim at him over news reports indicating the Indiana Democrat is set to attend a fundraiser this weekend headlined by Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, who Republicans have blamed for orchestrating the recent government shutdown. Published January 26, 2018

Screen capture from an attack ad from the Congressional Leadership Fund aimed at Pennsylvania Democrat Conor Lamb, running in the March 13, 2018 special election in the state's 18th Congressional District. (YouTube)

Conservative group warns Democrat Conor Lamb will be a 'sheep' for Nancy Pelosi

A Republican group is poking fun at Conor Lamb's surname and his attempts to distance himself from Nancy Pelosi, cautioning voters in a new ad that he is going to be a liberal "sheep" for the polarizing House Democratic leader if he wins an open congressional seat in western Pennsylvania. Published January 26, 2018