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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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Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez becomes emotional as he speaks to reporters in front of the courthouse in Newark, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The federal bribery trial of Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday when the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on all charges against the New Jersey politician and a wealthy donor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Judge declares mistrial in Menendez corruption case

A federal judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the bribery case against Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey after jurors failed to reach a verdict -- but his peers in the Senate said he'll still have to face an ethics probe there. Published November 16, 2017

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is interviewed by a reporter at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Gov. Terry McAuliffe: Virginia will be next state to expand Medicaid

Virginia will be the next state to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, Gov. Terry McAuliffe predicted this week, saying the massive wins by Democrats in the commonwealth on Tuesday make it all but certain the GOP will have to cave on its long-standing opposition. Published November 8, 2017

Reed Prosser voted Tuesday in Winchester, Virginia. Many of those who showed up at the polls said President Trump was a dominating presence, helping Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam. (Associated Press)

Anti-Trump voters swarm Virginia polls to send message to president

As voters funneled into an elementary school in Prince William County on Tuesday to cast votes in Virginia's elections, the party volunteers passing out sample ballots got sidetracked in a debate over the validity of the infamous anti-Trump dossier from last year's presidential campaign. Published November 7, 2017

Supporters celebrate news that Democrat Ralph Northam has won the gubernatorial election, while partying at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Ralph Northam wins Virginia's governor's race

Democrat Ralph Northam won the Virginia governor's race Tuesday, easily outdistancing Republican nominee Ed Gillespie in a race that became a referendum on President Trump after a year in office. Published November 7, 2017

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., questions Wells Fargo Chief Executive Officer and President Timothy Sloan as he testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

Sen. Elizabeth Warren punches back at Trump on Twitter

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts hit back at President Trump on Friday, saying he is attempting to divert attention away from the Russia investigation that has plagued his administration by calling her "Pocahontas" and highlighting the turmoil in the Democratic National Committee. Published November 3, 2017