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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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President Donald Trump on Monday will sign an executive order withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, according to CNBC and CNN.

It's expected that withdrawing from TPP will be the first executive order Trump signs Monday morning, CNN reported, citing an unnamed senior White House official.

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The liberal watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) will on Monday morning file a lawsuit against President Trump, accusing him of violating the Constitution by accepting money from foreign governments.

“We did not want to get to this point. It was our hope that President Trump would take the necessary steps to avoid violating the Constitution before he took office,” CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder said in a statement Sunday evening announcing the lawsuit. “He did not. His constitutional violations are immediate and serious, so we were forced to take legal action.”

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Donald Trump will start off his week by meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and leaders in the business community on Monday, according to the daily guidance released by the White House on Sunday night.

Trump will begin his day at a breakfast with business leaders, and later on Monday the President will meet with union leaders. In the evening, he will meet with Ryan.

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United States counterintelligence officials have investigated Donald Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn's communications with Russia, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday night, citing "people familiar with the matter."

The Wall Street Journal report follows the Associated Press' reporting earlier in the month that Flynn had contact with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. on the same day that former President Obama enacted sanctions against Russia over its cyber attacks during the 2016 election.

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WASHINGTON -- Nancy Solomon came from Greenbelt, Maryland, for the Women's March on Washington Saturday in part because she's worried about a potential Obamacare repeal.

Sitting along Pennsylvania Avenue as marchers walked toward the White House, Soloman told TPM that she lost her full-time job when the economy crashed in 2009. She's struggled to fine full-time work since then, making it hard for her to find affordable health insurance. Solomon, a single mother, has been working part-time and freelancing since then.

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WASHINGTON -- With attendees of the Women's March on Washington packed onto the National Mall and the original march route along Independence Avenue, some protesters made their way to Pennsylvania Avenue in order to march past Trump International Hotel toward the White House.

As the marchers made their way uptown Saturday afternoon, they broke out in chants like "Thanks, Obama" and "Yes we can!"

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Donald Trump has tapped lawyer John Gore, who defended the University of North Carolina system in a legal challenge over the state's anti-LGBT law, to be the deputy assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.

Gore is a partner at Jones Day, the Trump campaign's law firm. Jones Day announced that Gore and several other lawyers with the firm will be joining the Trump administration.

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