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

Updated at 11:23 a.m.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will meet with aides today to discuss his future in the presidential race, and he is expected to suspend his campaign, according to CNN.

The network reports:

Two sources close to Chris Christie says he is huddling with his top campaign aides today and all indications are that they expect him to formally suspend his campaign and end his bid for the Republican nomination. Details are still begin worked out.

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Donald Trump on Wednesday morning bashed the publisher of the New Hampshire Union Leader, who had slammed Trump as "a crude blowhard with no clear political philosophy" in a December editorial.

"He's a bad guy," Trump said of Union Leader publisher Joseph McQuaid on "Fox and Friends."

He said he was tempted to mention McQuaid in his victory speech Tuesday night.

"You know, when I won, I sort of said, maybe I'll mention him in my speech but I decided not to do that. I wanted to keep it high level," Trump said on Fox.

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A new ad from Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) presidential campaign portrays Donald Trump as an action figure masquerading as a Republican.

The 45-second spot shows children explaining that the Trump doll "pretends to be a Republican" who likes "bailouts for the banks" and donates to Democrats. The Trump doll also encounters a Hillary Clinton doll who Trump pays to be his friend.

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After acknowledging on Tuesday night that his debate performance on Saturday hurt him in New Hampshire, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said on Wednesday morning that he won't stop talking about how President Obama is hurting the country.

Rubio told "Fox and Friends" on Wednesday that the narrative about the Saturday debate "made it very difficult for us to get any other message across" as New Hampshire residents were headed to the polls.

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As it appeared that Ohio Gov. John Kasich would earn a second place finish in the New Hampshire Republican primary on Tuesday night, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's campaign dismissed Kasich's chances going forward.

"Kasich ran a one-state campaign," Bush spokesman Tim Miller told reporters in New Hampshire on Tuesday night, according to The Hill. “He does not have a viable path to the nomination at all, and he certainly does not have a viable path to success in South Carolina, a state where support of the military is critical."

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MSNBC host Tamron Hall on Tuesday pressed Donald Trump on his proposal to build a wall along the United States' border with Mexico, asking how he would pay for the project.

"We have a country that's in serious trouble. We have a country where people, they're flowing across our borders. They're coming across our borders like mad," Trump told Hall while discussing immigration in a lengthy interview on MSNBC.

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MSNBC host Tamron Hall on Tuesday quizzed Donald Trump on his decision to repeat a supporter's use of the word "pussy" and whether he would change his demeanor later in the race.

Trump told Hall that he used the word because he doesn't want to be too "politically correct."

"I guess I want to know what you see as presidential," Hall then told Trump. She then referenced conservative outrage over images of President Obama with his feet up in the White House.

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Cliven Bundy may travel to Portland, Oregon, to protest the arrest of his sons, Ammon and Ryan Bundy.

"I've been invited to go," he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Monday. "I haven't committed myself at all."

Nevada state assemblywoman Michele Fiore (R) has confirmed plans to protest the arrests in Oregon. Fiore has previously voiced her support for the Bundy family and has been in touch with the occupiers. She also pushed the idea that LaVoy Finicum, the occupier who died in a shootout with police, was being cooperative with law enforcement when he was shot.

Fiore told Oregon Public Broadcasting on Monday that she plans on offering her support for Nevada resident Ryan Bundy.

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