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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.

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After declaring that he would boycott Fox News last week, Donald Trump is set to appear on the Bill O'Reilly's show on Tuesday, the New York Times reported.

Fox canceled Trump's Thursday appearance with O'Reilly last week, which prompted Trump's boycott, according to a Fox News spokesperson. The network revealed that it canceled Trump's appearance after he announced he was boycotting the news channel.

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Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) gained two big endorsements in the race for House majority leader, the number two slot in House leadership, on Monday, according to Politico.

Both Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) said they will back Price, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, over House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA).

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Carly Fiorina defended the use of waterboarding under President George W. Bush's administration, arguing that the technique "kept our nation safe" in an interview with Yahoo News published on Monday morning.

"I believe that all of the evidence is very clear — that waterboarding was used in a very small handful of cases [and] was supervised by medical personnel in every one of those cases," she said. "And I also believe that waterboarding was used when there was no other way to get information that was necessary."

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Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Monday morning repeatedly dodged questions about whether he still supports Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

During an appearance on Fox News, Paul railed against Republican leaders for failing to fight to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) called on Americans to focus on racial justice and expressed her support for the Black Lives Matter movement in a Sunday speech at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston.

Warren referenced the late Sen. Ted Kennedy's (D-MA) focus on civil rights issues and said, "If his life and death had a meaning, it was that we should not hate but love one another; we should use our powers not to create conditions of oppression that lead to violence, but conditions of freedom that lead to peace."

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After Donald Trump revealed a few details about his economic plan during "60 Minutes," CBS’ Scott Pelley challenged Trump, pointing out that some of his policies may not work.

Trump told Pelley in an interview that aired on Sunday that he is going to eliminate taxes for some low-income Americans and reduce taxes on corporations and the middle class. He said he would raise taxes on the very wealthy as well.

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) walked into a press conference to announce his resignation on Friday singing "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah," noting that it was "a wonderful day."

He calmly announced his decision to step aside, and he explained that he kept most people in the dark ahead of his Friday morning announcement at a meeting with the House Republican conference.

Boehner said that on Thursday night, he thought he might announce his resignation the next day, only telling family and his chief-of-staff about his thoughts.

When he woke up on Friday morning, Boehner went through his usual routine -- he picked up coffee and went to his favorite breakfast spot, Pete's Diner on Capitol Hill. He then decided that he would make the announcement today.

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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) on Friday recalled his relationship with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on the Senate floor shortly after the speaker announced that he would resign, noting that Boehner would be missed.

Reid said that he had many private meetings with Boehner in order to work out negotiations that "wouldn't have worked out very well in the public eye." Reid said that while he and Boehner often disagreed, the speaker "never, ever misled me."

"To say that I will miss John Boehner is a tremendous understatement. I looked out for him in ways that I could, and he looked out for me in the ways that he could. I will always consider John Boehner my friend, and I look forward to working with him until he leaves," the minority leader said.

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After House Speaker John Boehner announced on Friday that he would step down from his leadership role and resign from Congress at the end of October, conservatives who have long criticized him were quick to celebrate his decision to leave the House.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Boehner's nemesis in the Senate, seemed smug when commenting on the speaker's resignation on Friday.

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