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

During a campaign rally in Georgia on Saturday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) let loose on Donald Trump, knocking the physical appearance of his rival in the Republican presidential primary.

"You guys wanna have a little fun today?" Rubio asked the crowd.

Following cheers from rally attendees, Rubio said that Trump "actually was pretty calm after I punched him around a little bit" on Friday.

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Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) endorsed Donald Trump for president, citing his positions on immigration, the Trump campaign announced on Saturday.

"For years I pleaded with the federal government to do their job and secure our border. Today, we can elect a President who will do just that - Donald J. Trump. Mr. Trump will secure our borders, defend our workers and protect our sovereignty," Brewer said in a statement released by the Trump campaign. "Mr. Trump will stand for our law enforcement, our police and our immigration officers. Mr. Trump will actually enforce the rule of law."

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Three abortion clinics in Louisiana on Friday asked the Supreme Court to temporarily block an appeals court ruling that would force numerous clinics in the state to close their doors.

A federal court this week blocked a previous ruling that declared unconstitutional a 2014 Louisiana law that requires doctors who perform abortions at clinics to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital. The stay on that ruling issued by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals would force clinics to close while the ruling is appealed, leaving just two clinics operating in the state, according to the Times-Picayune.

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Rick Tyler, the former communications director for Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) presidential campaign who was fired this week over a misleading video, told MSNBC on Friday that he did not realize how much attention the video would get when he posted it to social media.

Tyler posted a video to Twitter and Facebook that appeared to show Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) saying that there are "not many answers" in the Bible. Rubio actually said that "all the answers" are in the Bible. Tyler removed the video when he realized the error and apologized, but Cruz ultimately asked Tyler to resign.

Tyler, who has now become an MSNBC contributor, said on Friday that he was "not mad" that he was let go.

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Former Mexican President Vincente Fox slammed Donald Trump again on Friday, telling CNN that the Republican presidential candidate reminds him of Adolf Hitler.

Fox told CNN's Anderson Cooper that Trump would weaken the United States, not strengthen it.

"He's going to take that nation back to the old days of conflict, war, and everything," he said, adding that Trump "reminds me of Hitler."

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During a Texas campaign rally on Friday, Donald Trump told voters that if he is elected president, he will change libel laws to make it easier to win lawsuits against media outlets.

The Republican presidential candidate raised the issue while complaining that news networks only show his rallies' crowds on camera if there is a protester. He then turned his attention to the New York Times, which he said is "totally incompetently run."

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) rocked the Republican presidential primary on Friday with an endorsement of Donald Trump, calling the real estate mogul the candidate best "prepared to provide America with the strong leadership."

In a joint press conference in Fort Worth it was all back-slapping and bonhomie between the two formal rivals. But way back --- errr, two weeks ago -- when Christie was still a candidate in the presidential race, he was targeting The Donald just like the other GOP also-rans. Perhaps stung by Christie's barbs, Trump even noted earlier this month that Christie "used to be a friend" but things had changed. Until today.

Here are some of Christie's most pointed attacks on Trump from the primary campaign:

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During a press dinner on Thursday night, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) let loose on the Republican party and the GOP presidential candidate, telling his party that it's going to have to "up its game."

Graham's comments came during a dinner held by the Washington Press Club Foundation Dinner where lawmaker guests typically crack jokes about their own party, as well as lawmakers across the aisle.

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