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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

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Monday threatened to sue the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for using comments Limbaugh made about rape on college campuses in fundraising emails, according to the Washington Post.

In a Monday letter, Limbaugh's lawyer charged that the DSCC "disseminated demonstrably false statements concerning Rush Limbaugh in a concerted effort to harm Mr. Limbaugh."

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After President Obama urged the Federal Communications Commission to act on new net neutrality rules, Congressional Republicans quickly voiced opposition, cementing the the regulations as a partisan issue.

"It’s disappointing, but not surprising, that the Obama administration continues to disregard the people’s will and push for more mandates on our economy. An open, vibrant Internet is essential to a growing economy, and net neutrality is a textbook example of the kind of Washington regulations that destroy innovation and entrepreneurship," House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said in a statement Monday. "In the new Congress, Republicans will continue our efforts to stop this misguided scheme to regulate the Internet."

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Two Republican parties officials were behind the confusing automated phone calls to Chicago election judges ahead of the election, the Chicago Sun Times reported.

The weekend before the election, multiple election judges received robocalls telling them that they needed to attend additional training in order to help with the Nov. 4 election. At least one robocall gave the judges instructions on voting.

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Conservative news site Breitbart on Saturday criticized President Obama's nominee for attorney general, Loretta Lynch, over her supposed involvement in the Whitewater corruption investigation.

There's just one hitch: the Loretta Lynch Obama nominated to his cabinet and the Loretta Lynch who served as one of Bill Clinton's defense attorneys during the Whitewater probe are two entirely different people, as Media Matters pointed out on Sunday.

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The same day that President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) signaled that it won't be an easy process.

"President Obama’s Attorney General nominee deserves fair and full consideration of the United States Senate, which is precisely why she should not be confirmed in the lame duck session of Congress by senators who just lost their seats and are no longer accountable to the voters," the senators said in a Saturday statement.

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President Obama on Sunday defended his decision to use executive action to address immigration, arguing that he's been waiting a while to act on immigration.

"I presided over a process in which the Senate produced a bipartisan bill. I then said to John Boehner, 'John, let's get this passed through the House.' For a year I stood back and let him work on this. He decided not to call the Senate bill and he couldn't produce his own bill," Obama said in an interview with CBS" "Face the Nation," which aired Sunday.

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President Obama said he needs to improve his ability to work with congressional leaders to pass legislation.

"When you start governing there is a tendency sometimes, for me, to start thinking, 'As long as I get the policy right, then that's what should matter.' And people have asked, 'What do you need to do differently going forward?' And I think you do that gut check after every election," Obama said in an interview with CBS' "Face the Nation" that aired on Sunday.

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Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO), who ousted Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) on Tuesday, said on Sunday that a full repeal of the health care law isn't realistic.

"I do think we need to repeal and replace Obamacare, but the president named Obama is not going to repeal a bill named Obamacare," Gardner said on ABC's "This Week."

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