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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

The U.S. Justice Department investigation into the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge has not yet linked New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) to the traffic jam, federal officials told NBC 4 New York.

Investigators have not found evidence that Christie ordered or knew about plans to close the lanes on the bridge. Officials told NBC that the probe is still ongoing, however.

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The Guttmacher Institute found that the health care law's provision requiring insurance companies to cover contraception has resulted in more women obtaining birth control without a copay.

According to a new study, since the fall of 2012, the number of women who paid nothing extra to obtain birth control pills increased from 12 percent to 67 percent. More women have also obtained other forms of contraception with no out-of-pocket costs, according to Guttmacher.

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Conservative pundit Ann Coulter on Wednesday laid out the strategy she thinks will help the GOP win the Senate, trying to scare Republicans into following her detailed instructions.

She seems incredibly concerned that libertarian candidates and the people that vote for them will ruin the election for everyone.

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Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) on Wednesday eviscerated Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, for attacking the Obama administration instead of focusing on attacking ISIS.

She criticized him for the way he questioned Secretary of State John Kerry during a hearing on the U.S. plan for combating ISIS.

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A Wisconsin Republican dropped out of the race for a seat on the state assembly on Tuesday after he admitted that he made offensive comments about gay and black people on social media, according to The Gazette.

Jacob Dorsey, a 19-year-old candidate challenging Democratic state Rep. Deb Kolste, apologized last week for referring to gay people as "fags" in a tweet.

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