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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

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Monday that he will not sign the state senate's version of a bill that allows students who came to the country illegally to pay in-state tuition rates, according to CBS New York.

"They're overreaching and making it unsignable and making the benefits richer than the federal program, the federal Dream Act," he said on a Townsquare Media monthly call-in program. "That's simply not acceptable for me."

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President Barack Obama on Monday cautioned guests at a San Francisco fundraiser against pushing him to sign executive orders addressing issues on which Congress does not act, like immigration, according to a White House pool report.

At a Democratic National Committee event at SFJazz, a guest continuously yelled "executive order" during the President's speech, and Obama took the time to respond.

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Yale University informed students on Monday that a person with a gun was reportedly seen on or near campus and issued an order to shelter in place. 

Yale posted an alert to its emergency website around 11 a.m. on Monday:

Confirmed report of person with a gun on/near Old Campus. SHELTER IN PLACE. This is NOT a test.

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A spokesman for conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh on Friday defended comments Limbaugh made about rape when discussing the filibuster and said that the pundit consistently uses "extrapolated analogies" when explaining politics, according to the Daily Caller.

On his Friday show, Limbaugh spoke about rape when trying to describe how the filibuster rules change made in the Senate last week would allow the majority to easily overrule the minority.

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President Obama called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday and pledged continued talks with Israel as both countries continue to work toward a final deal to halt Iran's nuclear program.

The administration announced Saturday a preliminary agreement with Iran, which states that the country must freeze its nuclear program for six months in exchange for some relief from sanctions while global leaders hash out a final deal.

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