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

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said on Wednesday evening that the Bridgegate scandal likely contributed to Donald Trump's decision not to select him to be his running mate.

"I'm sure it was a factor," Christie said on MSNBC when asked how much Bridgegate factored into Trump's decision on his vice president.

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House Republican leaders and conservative hardliners reached a deal on Wednesday to delay a vote on the House floor to impeach Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen, according to reports in the Washington Post and Politico.

GOP leaders and members of the Freedom Caucus agreed to push the impeachment vote planned for Thursday until after the November election with the assurance that Koskinen would testify before the House Judiciary Committee next week. The IRS commissioner had indicated in a Sept. 8 letter that he would be willing to testify before the panel, according to the Washington Post.

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During his Wednesday night rally in Ohio, Donald Trump mocked Hillary Clinton and questioned her stamina while bragging that he can withstand holding an hour-long rally.

"You think this is easy? You think this is so easy in this beautiful room that’s 122 degrees?" Trump asked the crowd at his rally. "It is hot, and it’s always hot when I perform because the crowds are so big."

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Promises from the Trump campaign of greater transparency about the GOP nominee's health fizzled Wednesday amid a blizzard of conflicting statements from the campaign and almost comical levels of TV puffery.

Early reports from Trump's much ballyhooed TV appearance on Dr. Mehmet Oz's show, which was taped Wednesday afternoon, suggest little new about Trump's health was revealed. Trump merely gave the TV doctor a one-page summary of his physical examination, which was conducted by none other than gastroenterologist Dr. Harold Bornstein, the same doctor that wrote Trump "will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency."

The campaign has still promised to release the results from Trump's latest physical, but it's unclear when the campaign will do so and in what detail.

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Donald Trump's campaign on Wednesday morning said that the candidate would not reveal his medical records during an interview with Dr. Mehmet Oz, contradicting the TV doctor's claim that he would analyze Trump's medical records on his show.

Campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks told CNN Money that Dr. Oz would not discuss the results of Trump's recent physical during the interview set to air Thursday, and instead would discuss the Republican nominee's health habits. NBC News reported that Trump's campaign planned to release his medical records "soon."

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Fox News' Bill O'Reilly on Tuesday night defended state laws requiring residents to have photo identification in order to vote, noting that every African-American person he knows has an ID.

His comments came during a segment on the Supreme Court's decision not to restore Ohio's "Golden Week," during which residents can register to vote and cast ballots, ahead of the 2016 elections.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Tuesday that his office is looking into the Trump Foundation and whether or not the charity complied with state laws.

"My interest in this issue really is in my capacity as regulator of non-profits in New York state, and we have been concerned that the Trump Foundation may have engaged in some impropriety from that point of view," Schneiderman told CNN.

"And we’ve inquired into it, and we’ve had correspondence with them. I didn't make a big deal out of it or hold a press conference," he continued. "But we have been looking into the Trump Foundation to make sure it's complying with the laws governing charities in New York."

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During a rally in Philadelphia for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, President Obama said it's impossible to compare Clinton to Donald Trump in a speech that was critical of media coverage of the presidential election.

"I’m not running this time, but I sure do get frustrated with the way this campaign is covered," he said. "You don't grade the presidency on a curve. This is serious business."

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