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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 speculation about the 2016 presidential race hurts President Barack Obama.

"In this sense, I feel badly for President Obama. He just won a year ago, and everybody's like, 'So, who's next?'" Christie said at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council. "There is work to be done in this country. And as we shove him out the door, we minimize his ability to be an effective executive. And we shouldn't do that."

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The University of Texas Austin chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas canceled a controversial "Catch an Illegal Immigrant" event after school officials and students criticized the event, ABC Austin affiliate KVUE reported Tuesday.

Lorenzo Garcia, chairman of the group, said that he and other group members were worried about opposition from the university and students.

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President Obama on Monday said he was "deeply disappointed" with Republican senators who chose to filibuster the nominations of three judges to the D.C. Circuit Court.

"When it comes to judicial nominations, I am fulfilling my constitutional responsibility, but Congress is not," Obama said in a statement. "Instead, Senate Republicans are standing in the way of a fully-functioning judiciary that serves the American people."

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President Obama on Monday announced the nomination of eight individuals to administration posts in a White House press release, including actor Kal Penn.

Obama nominated Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be a member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation, Edith Ramirez to be a member of the Council of the Administrative Conference and Geovette Washington to be a member of the Council of the Administrative Conference

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The University of Texas Austin chapter of Young Conservatives of Texas is under fire for holding what it calls a "Catch an Illegal Immigrant" event on Wednesday.

According to a Monday Facebook post by the group's chairman, Lorenzo Garcia, the event will feature students walking around campus with T-shirts that read "illegal immigrant." Anyone who can "catch" a person wearing the shirt and bring them back to the group will receive a $25 gift card.

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A Canton, Ohio Walmart store is under fire for organizing a food drive meant to benefit its own employees, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported on Monday.

The store set up bins in an employee-only section of the store encouraging donations of food so that some of the store's needier workers could enjoy a Thanksgiving meal, according to photos sent to advocacy group Organization United for Respect at Walmart.

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