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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

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that Democrats in the House should focus on making the health care law work, not on the 2014 elections.

"What's important about it is that the American people are well-served, not who gets re-elected," Pelosi said about Obamacare on NBC's "Meet the Press."

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Sunday expressed his great respect for Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) after rejecting the possibility that a current member of Congress could be a presidential contender in 2016.

"I think it's got to be an outsider," Walker said about the potential Republican presidential nominee in 2016 on ABC's "This Week." "I think both the presidential and the vice presidential nominee should either be a former or current governor, people who have done successful things in their states, who have taken on big reforms, who are ready to move America forward."

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Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) said Sunday that President Obama's health care law is beyond fixing.

"It's time to start over," said the No. 4 Senate Republican on CNN's "State of the Union." "I think there's going to be a major taxpayer bailout needed."

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Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) said Sunday that President Obama can regain the trust of the American people after cirticism that he hasn't fulfilled his promise that consumers could keep their healths plans under the new law.

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As part of an effort led by Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX), 20 Republican congressmen on Thursday signed onto articles of impeachment against Attorney General Eric Holder.

The other 19 co-sponsors include Reps. Larry Buschon (R-IN), Blake Farenthold (R-TX), David Roe (R-TN), Randy Weber (R-TX), Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), Roger Williams (R-TX), Ted Yoho (R-FL), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Bill Flores (R-TX), Mark Amodei (R-NV), Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), Scott DesJarlais (R-TN), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Duncan Hunter (R-CA), Sam Johnson (R-TX), Steve Stockman (R-TX), Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Thomas Massie (R-KY).

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Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin have proposed measures to make it harder for voters to recall elected officials, and the legislature will consider the bills in an initial vote on Thursday, according to the Washington Post.

The first proposed measure would only allow voters to recall an official who has committed an ethics violation or committed a crime punishable by a year or more in prison.

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Authorities placed a man in custody after shots were fired Thursday at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, outside of Milwaukee, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke told reporters Thursday that police had a warrant for a felon in possession of a firearm, who they knew was at a neo-natal unit in the hospital. When police arrived on the scene around noon, the man had a baby in his arms. He put the baby down when officers approached him. The man then ran down a hallway and pulled out a handgun. Police fired multiple shots at the man.

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