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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

Democratic state lawmakers on Monday called on the Virginia GOP Chairman Pat Mullins to resign after a controversial comment he made Saturday about President Obama, Politico reported.

"Our president was elected on a series of lies," Mullins said at a a Republican event at the Homestead Resort. "The American people are finally seeing the emperor without his clothes...Obama is so close to death that Terry McAuliffe is about to buy a life insurance policy on him."

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A new coloring book made available last week features Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

The book, titled "Ted Cruz to the Future" and published by the Really Big Coloring Book company, teaches children about the senator, his job in Washington, D.C. and religion.

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Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies collect data on Americans' cellphone activity with the cooperation of phone companies, according to an investigation by Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA).

Last year law enforcement collected more than 9,000 records from "tower dumps," information from calls that bounce off cell towers, which can be used to track people's movements, the Washington Post reported.

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Third Way Co-Founder Jim Kessler on Friday explained the group's Monday op-ed in the Wall Street Journal criticizing a plan backed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to expand Social Security.

"That Social Security plan was the final moment for us," he said in an interview on Sirius XM with Ari Rabin-Havt, as recorded by the Huffington Post. "That Social Security plan had been out there but really languishing -- because Senator Warren has such a powerful compelling voice, she started talking about it, and it suddenly it became much more talked about and viable alternative."

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The startup is housed in a garage-like space in San Francisco's tech-heavy South of Market neighborhood, but it isn't like most of its neighbors that develop software, websites and mobile-phone apps. Its mission is to find plant replacements for eggs.

Inside, research chefs bake cookies and cakes, whip up batches of flavored mayonnaise and pan-fry omelets and French toast -- all without eggs.

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