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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

Following the deadly suicide attacks at the airport in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton said that the attacks shows the United States must continue to work with its allies to combat terrorism.

"Terrorists have struck again in the heart of one of our NATO allies—and all Americans stand united with the people of Turkey against this campaign of hatred and violence. Already, stories of heroism on the part of Turkish police are emerging, as their quick actions to confront the suspects may have prevented an even worse tragedy," Clinton said in a statement.

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Donald Trump's first foray into email fundraising is not off to the greatest start.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee was hesitant to fundraise before his paltry May fundraising statistics were publicized this month, but now it seems the Trump campaign is overcompensating by sending fundraising emails overseas.

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After House Republicans on Monday released their new 800-page report on the administration's response to the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, Hillary Clinton's campaign dismissed the report as a "partisan" attempt to prop up "conspiracy theories."

"The Republicans on the House Benghazi Committee are finishing their work in the same, partisan way that we’ve see from them since the beginning. In refusing to issue its report on a bipartisan basis, the Committee is breaking from the precedent set by other Congressional inquiries into the Benghazi attacks," Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon said in a statement.

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Bill Donohue, the president of the Catholic League, is refusing to heed Pope Francis' call for Christians to apologize to members of the LGBT community whom they have offended.

"No,” Donohue said on CNN's "New Day" Tuesday when asked if he would apologize. "As a matter of fact, I want an apology from gays. I’ve been assaulted by gays. I’ve never assaulted a gay person in my entire life."

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A spokeswoman for Donald Trump, Katrina Pierson, on Monday pushed back against reports that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has altered his stance on banning Muslims from the United States, insisting in a confusing CNN interview that Trump always limited the ban to immigrants.

CNN's Brianna Keilar asked Pierson about Trump's recent comments that he would only bar Muslims from "terrorist countries" and a CNN report that Trump would alter his stance.

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President Obama on Monday praised the Supreme Court's ruling against a Texas anti-abortion law.

"I am pleased to see the Supreme Court protect women's rights and health today. As the brief filed by the Solicitor General makes clear and as the Court affirmed today, these restrictions harm women's health and place an unconstitutional obstacle in the path of a woman's reproductive freedom," Obama said in a statement.

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Wendy Davis, the former Democratic Texas state lawmaker known for filibustering a Texas anti-abortion law, said on Monday that she was "overjoyed" after learning that the Supreme Court ruled against the law.

"I'm overjoyed," she said on MSNBC on Monday. "I have to tell you, I was fighting back tears a moment ago, as I was reading the SCOTUSblog, and the first line that came out saying that the Fifth Circuit opinion or decision had been reversed. It's incredible news for the women of Texas. It's incredible news for women throughout this country."

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R), whose office defended the Texas abortion law, on Monday lamented the Supreme Court's decision ruling against the anti-abortion law.

"HB2 was an effort to improve minimum safety standards and ensure capable care for Texas women. It’s exceedingly unfortunate that the court has taken the ability to protect women’s health out of the hands of Texas citizens and their duly-elected representatives," Paxton said in the statement.

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