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

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Sunday blasted President Obama's economic policy, claiming that the economy has only improved for the rich.

ABC's George Stephanopoulos asked Cruz what he would say to potential 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton if she claimed Democrats fixed an economy destroyed by Republicans.

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As Brian Williams announced this weekend that he would temporarily take himself off the air over his bogus story about an experience in Iraq in 2003, a video of the NBC News anchor recalling the tale in 2007 surfaced.

A Fairfield University student interviewed Williams in November 2007 before he gave a speech at the school. She asked him what experience had the most impact on him.

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Buzzfeed Editor Ben Smith will interview President Obama on Tuesday, marking the first presidential interview for the website, CNN reported on Sunday.

"BuzzFeed News has had our share of big stories and big interviews, but this will be our first interview with a sitting president of the United States," Smith wrote in a Sunday announcement on Buzzfeed. "It’s a nice tribute to the work my colleagues have done to take this place from an ambitious, zany experiment to one of the most ambitious new news and media organizations in the world."

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week discussed her experience as a woman trying to break into the law profession during a speech at Georgetown University, where she determined just how many women she thinks should sit on the Supreme Court.

"People ask me sometimes, 'When do you think it will be enough? When will there be enough women on the court?'" Ginsburg said, according to a video published by "PBS NewsHour." "And my answer is when there are nine."

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Nebraska state senators on Tuesday passed an amendment that would recognize military members' same-sex spouses applying for gun permits in the state despite the state's ban on gay marriage, according to the Omaha World-Herald.

During debate on a bill that would make it easier for out-of-state military spouses to get a Nebraska conceal carry permit, state Sen. Paul Schumacher (R) asked whether the bill would apply to same-sex partners.

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Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather rushed to Brian Williams' defense after the NBC News anchor apologized for falsely claiming that he was on board a helicopter that took rocket propelled grenade fire during the 2003 Iraq invasion.

"I don't know the particulars about that day in Iraq," Rather told Politico on Thursday. "I do know Brian. He's a longtime friend and we have been in a number of war zones and on the same battlefields, competing but together. Brian is an honest, decent man, an excellent reporter and anchor--and a brave one. I can attest that -- like his predecessor Tom Brokaw -- he is a superb pro, and a gutsy one."

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