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

Donald Trump sided with Ohio Republicans on Monday night and blasted President Obama for changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mt. McKinley to its Alaska Native name, Denali.

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Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT) on Monday blasted Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) Sunday comment that a wall between the U.S. and Canada is a "legitimate issue" that should be considered.

"As someone who was born and raised not too far from the Canadian Border, I could not believe Governor Walker’s statement. Election season always brings out crazy ideas, but this is one of the craziest," Leahy said in a Monday statement.

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Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson tied with Donald Trump to lead the Republican field among likely Iowa Republican caucus goers in a new poll released by Monmouth University on Monday.

Carson and Trump each received 23 percent of likely caucusgoers' support, according to the Monmouth University poll. Although the two candidates tied, Carson received an 81 percent approval rating from like Republican caucusgoers, while Trump earned a 52 percent favorable rating.

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The parents of journalist Alison Parker, who was killed with her colleague Adam Ward last week during a live broadcast in Virginia, have launched a campaign for better gun control legislation.

Andy Parker, Alison's father, made an impassioned plea on Sunday for additional restrictions on buying guns on CNN's "State of the Union." Parker said that he's been in touch with numerous gun control advocates about the issue.

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Kanye West told the audience at the Video Music Awards on Sunday night that he will be running for president in 2020.

After a lengthy speech accepting the Video Vanguard Award, West threw an unexpected twist at the audience.

"And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president," he announced.

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Donald Trump put on quite a show during a campaign speech in Greenville, South Carolina, on Thursday, where he read The New York Times from the podium and asked someone to join him on stage to inspect his hair.

Trump began by noting that he's "always on the front page of The New York Times now." He then put on reading glasses because "the print gets smaller and smaller and smaller as they lose more money."

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