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 House Oversight Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) quizzed Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards about her salary during a Tuesday hearing, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) took the congressman to task over his line of questioning.

"I first would like to register my opposition and my objection to the chairman beating up on a woman, on our witness today, for making a good salary," Maloney said during the hearing.

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In an email to House Republicans circulated on Monday night, Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) blasted House leadership overs its plan to temporarily fund the federal government and avoid a shutdown, even though that means funding Planned Parenthood.

He began his message by quoting actor Will Rogers: "Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock."

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Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), who currently holds the No. 3 spot in House Republican leadership as the majority whip, officially announced on Tuesday morning that he will run to be House majority leader.

"You don’t need me to tell you that both our country and our conference are at a crossroads," Scalise wrote in a letter to his Republican colleagues announcing his bid. "To move our majority forward, fight back against President Obama’s radical agenda, and advance our shared conservative principles, our Republican conference must stand united."

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), who serves as House Republican conference chair, the No. 4 slot in House Republican leadership, announced on Monday that she would not run for majority leader.

Her announcement came after after Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) entered the race and earned key endorsements from House colleagues. House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) is also running for majority leader.

"The best way right now for me to empower my colleagues through positive change is to remain conference chair," McMorris Rodgers said in a statement, according to CNN.

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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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