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

In a tabloid-worthy twist, a Democratic lawmaker in Indiana has been busted for sexting with the same woman who brought down former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) two years ago.

Indiana state Rep. Justin Moed (D) admitted on Tuesday that he sent sexts to Sydney Leathers, the woman who sexted with Weiner in 2013, the Indianapolis Star reported Tuesday night.

Moed, who is engaged and planning a September wedding, apologized in a statement to the Indianapolis Star.

"I am truly sorry I have hurt the ones I love most with my poor judgment. I am committed to rebuilding trust with my family and my community. This is a private matter and I ask for it to be treated as such. I apologize to my constituents and to everyone I have let down," he wrote in the statement.

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Following Hillary Clinton's press conference addressing her decision to use a personal email account to conduct official State Department business, her office released a nine-page document on Tuesday explaining her email use.

The document addressed why Clinton used a personal email address and server, detailed the rules regarding email use, and laid out what steps Clinton has taken to release the emails related to her work as secretary of state.

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Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), one of a few Republican senators who did not sign a letter warning Iranian leaders against a nuclear deal with the United States, said on Tuesday that he doesn't think the letter is "productive."

"I just didn't think it was productive during this time when there are very tough negotiations going on. They're tough enough without introducing this element," he told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Tuesday expressed support for the letter 47 Republican senators' sent to Iranian leaders warning them that future presidents will not have to abide by any nuclear deal negotiated under the Obama administration.

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Rep. Steve King (R-IA) claimed on Monday that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) canceled King's upcoming diplomatic trip following House Republicans' battle over funding for the Department of Homeland Security.

King pushed for an amendment to the funding bill that would have restricted President Obama's executive actions on immigration, but Boehner ultimately proposed legislation that did not address immigration. King claimed Boehner punished those who did not vote for the "clean" funding bill.

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A Republican lawmaker in Maine apologized on Monday for a Facebook post suggesting that President Obama has family ties to the Islamic State.

Earlier in March, State Sen. Michael Willette shared a post from Conservative News Daily, which included a photo of Obama and the caption, "Why haven’t I done anything about ISIS? Because I’ll deal with them at the family reunion," according to a screenshot captured by the Portland Press Herald.

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