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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

The Riverside County, Calif. sheriff's department found a body believed to be the suspect in multiple shootings in California, NBC Southern California reported.

Authorities were searching for a suspect who was wearing body armor and carrying an AR-15 who they believed was responsible for shooting a deputy. Investigators also believed the same shooter may have been linked to two other deaths in the area.

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Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) on Wednesday put a C-SPAN caller in his place after he asked the congressman to defend President Obama from a laundry list of scandals coveted by conservatives.

The caller rattled off a list including Benghazi, the IRS scandal, NSA surveillance, Fast and Furious and the Veterans Affairs scandal. He also asked Himes to address the theory that Obama was responsible for the 2013 federal government shutdown, not Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

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States with higher minimum wages saw faster job growth in the first six months of 2014 than states that have not raised their wages, according to an analysis by the Associated Press.

In the 13 states that have raised their minimum wage at the beginning of the year, jobs grew by 0.85 percent on average. In the 37 states in which the minimum wage remained unchanged jobs grew by 0.61 percent on average, according to state-by-state job growth data released by the Labor Department on Friday.

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Following the Supreme Court's decision to grant an emergency injunction to a college that objected to filling out the form required to opt out of the Obamacare contraception mandate, the Obama administration is working on an alternative for nonprofits that object to covering birth control.

Wheaton College said that filling out the form required to direct a third-party insurer to cover contraception for its employees would still violate its religious beliefs. The Supreme Court decided that Wheaton could instead write a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services objecting to contraception coverage.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a fierce opponent of the Affordable Care Act, on Tuesday praised the federal appeals court decision that bans the federal government from providing subsidies to the 36 states that use the federal health care exchange.

"The D.C. Circuit's decision today in Halbig v. Burwell is a repudiation of Obamacare and all the lawlessness that has come with it," Cruz said in a statement.

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Conservative pundit Laura Ingraham on Monday lamented that the media has not been focused enough on her pet issue, the crisis at the southern border.

“So there’s an attempt to switch the narrative. The NBC (sic) didn’t do one story on the border crisis in the first hour of the ‘Today Is Trending’ show — that’s what I’m going to call it,” she said on the "Laura Ingraham Show."

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