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

Given his recent comments about Bill Clinton, Donald Trump on Tuesday night told a reporter that his own personal behavior would also be fair game during the presidential campaign.

Trump this week alluded to the Monica Lewinsky scandal in response to Hillary Clinton accusing him of sexism, and he said that her husband's past would be "fair game" during the campaign.

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During an Iowa campaign rally on Tuesday night, Donald Trump took a shot at rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), noting the senator's Cuban ancestry.

"You gotta remember. In all fairness, to the best of my knowledge, not too many evangelicals come out of Cuba, OK? Just remember that, OK? Just remember," he told the crowd in Council Bluffs, Iowa. "When you're casting your ballot, remember."

Trump made the comments while discussing Cruz's support in the polls, according to Business Insider.

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A new ad from Right to Rise, the Super PAC supporting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential bid, criticizes Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) for missing national security briefings, hearings, and important votes in the Senate.

The 30-second spot slams Rubio for putting politics first by skipping votes and briefings to attend fundraisers.

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Donald Trump on Monday night tore into the New Hampshire Union Leader and its publisher following an editorial comparing the real estate mogul to Biff from "Back to the Future" and describing Trump as "a crude blowhard with no clear political philosophy."

During a campaign rally in New Hampshire, Trump called the Union Leader a "dishonest" and "failing" newspaper, and described publisher Joe McQuaid, who wrote the editorial, as a "low life" and a "sleazebag."

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) this week told UtahPolicy.com that he likes a lot of what Donald Trump says, save a few ideas like the presidential candidate's proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States.

"I like a lot of what he’s saying,” Chaffetz said when asked if Trump's rhetoric bothered him. "Sometimes, like he said that there should be a religious litmus test on entering the country. I happen to think that’s way over the top, uncalled for — I totally disagree with that. But, there are a lot of things that he says that I actually really do like, that I think other people should be talking about and, how he does it is his own style. There’s only one Donald, that’s for sure."

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Donald Trump's presidential campaign has signed an agreement with the Republican National Committee to gain access to the party's voter database, Politico reported on Monday night.

Trump will now be able to use the RNC's information on more than 200 million voters for get-out-the-vote efforts and gather information on his supporters to share with the Republican party for future use. The RNC initially offered access to its voter files back in July, according to a report from Yahoo News.

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Donald Trump and Pope Francis don't have much in common, but this year the two tied as Americans' second most admired men in the world.

In a Gallup poll released on Monday, Americans named President Obama the most admired man in the world for the eighth time -- he received 17 percent of Americans' votes. Trump and Pope Francis tied for second place with 5 percent of the votes each.

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When asked if he agreed with Bernie Sanders' comment that Sandra Bland, a black woman who died in a Texas jail in July, would have been treated differently had she been white, Dr. Ben Carson on Sunday lamented that Americans tend to focus too much on race.

Carson said on CBS' "Face the Nation" that he thinks the U.S. should look at whether blacks are treated differently by the police, but added, "There is no question that we need to be looking at those sorts of things, but we also have a tendency to inject race into everything anytime that there are people of different races involved in a conflict."

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