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Caitlin MacNeal

Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.

Articles by Caitlin

Herman Cain's website, CainTV, on Thursday took a jab at former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) for launching another presidential bid.

Herman Cain, who suspended his own 2012 presidential campaign in December 2011, tweeted a link to the article by Cain Media writer Robert Laurie about "a doomed Rick Santorum candidacy."

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Wednesday assured Texans that the state would receive federal relief following major flooding, even though the senator opposed federal funding following Hurricane Sandy.

"There are a series of federal statutory thresholds that have to be satisfied. Initially, it appears those thresholds are likely to be satisfied by the magnitude of the damage we're seeing," Cruz said while touring the flooding in Wimberley, Texas, according to Texas television station KSAT. "Democrats and Republicans in the congressional delegation will stand as one in support of the federal government meeting its statutory obligations to provide the relief to help the Texans who are hurting."

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Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) launched a 2016 presidential bid on Thursday with an online video announcement.

"The question is no longer about what our government should do, but what we should do about our government, about our divided union, about our uncertain future," he says in the video uploaded to YouTube.

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Fox News' Megyn Kelly and Howard Kurtz on Wednesday night jumped to Ann Coulter's defense after the conservative writer refused to hug an undocumented immigrant during a Fusion interview on Tuesday.

When activist and undocumented Ecuadorian immigrant Gaby Pacheco on Tuesday asked to give Coulter a hug, Coulter declined and said she was recovering from the flu. And when Pacheco asked again, Coulter still refused to engage in a hug.

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The Texas state Senate on Tuesday evening passed a bill that would label the health insurance cards of individuals who purchased their insurance through an exchange set up through Obamacare, the Texas Tribune reported.

The legislation, which already passed in the House, would require health insurers to label those insurance cards with "QHP."

The bill was proposed in order to address issues doctors may experience with a 90-day grace period established by the Affordable Care act for individuals who receive subsidies for their health insurance.

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Donald Trump made his thoughts on the Iraq War very clear on Tuesday with a tweet knocking potential presidential candidates who struggled to say whether they would have invaded Iraq given what they know now.

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Bill Nye revealed a "stunning breakthrough" about the universe during Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer" on Tuesday night.

After showing a clip of a woman explaining to a friend that the universe told her to start taking a calcium supplement, Nye told viewers, "We now know the universe is essentially a force sending cosmos guidance to white women in their twenties."

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During a mock trial on Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer," comedian Amy Schumer defended Bill Cosby from the numerous sexual assault allegations against him.

After playing a clip from "The Cosby Show," Schumer said she didn't "feel raped" and instead "felt comforted by a familiar father figure, nostalgia, happiness, laughter."

She then argued that the trial "is about not punishing ourselves for loving great comedy." She told the jury that they don't deserve to feel a pang of guilt when watching "The Cosby Show" reruns.

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