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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

A group of senators wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday urging him to not roll back sanctions on Iran without first securing assurances that it would not roll back its nuclear weapons program.

Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), John McCain (R-AZ), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) all signed onto the letter.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Monday that President Barack Obama's implementation of the health care law violated the U.S. consitution.

"It's one of the most troubling aspects of the Obama administration: Aside from their radical policy, the way they've implemented it has, sadly, been lawless," Cruz said in an interview with Newsmax. "Over and over again, this president has said, 'I don't care what the law is; I'm going to refuse to enforce it.'"

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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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