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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

Fox News professional troll Jesse Watters tried to crash the National Organization for Women conference in Albuquerque, N.M., where he mocked the "war on women" and asked women if they needed help and protection.

"I want to fight in the war on women. Where do I sign up for that?" he asked one conference attendee before showing off his biceps to NOW President Patricia Ireland.

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The sexual assault survivor whose story George Will referenced in his controversial column about rape responded to his characterization of rape, criticizing him for making sexual assault "seem very small."

In his column, Will said that the focus on sexual assault by colleges makes rape a "coveted status that confers privileges." He used an anecdote from Lisa Sendrow, who described her sexual assault in an interview with Philadelphia Magazine, to discuss the "ambiguities of the hookup culture, this cocktail of hormones, alcohol and the faux sophistication of today’s prolonged adolescence of especially privileged young adults."

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Monday slammed President Obama for using executive actions to fix issues with the immigration system following the President's speech railing against House Republicans.

"The crisis at our southern border reminds us all of the critical importance of fixing our broken immigration system. It is sad and disappointing that – faced with this challenge – President Obama won't work with us, but is instead intent on going it alone with executive orders that can't and won't fix these problems," Boehner said in a statement.

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President Obama on Monday announced that he would use his executive authority to shift Department of Homeland Security resources from the interior to the border in a speech eviscerating House Republicans for failing to pass an immigration reform bill.

Obama said that while he waited for the House to bring up a comprehensive bill for a vote, he must deal with the influx of unaccompanied minors at the border through executive action.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Saturday urged her fellow lawmakers to treat the children detained along the southern border with respect during a trip to Texas to assess the influx of unaccompanied minors crossing the border there.

"This is a community with a border going through it. And this crisis — that some call a 'crisis' — we have to view as an opportunity," Pelosi said at a press conference, according to Business Insider.

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"Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace on Sunday challenged Karl Rove over the lawsuit House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is planning to file against President Obama over his use of executive actions.

"I think it’s fair to say you worked at a White House that took a pretty expansive view of executive powers, whether it was signing statements by President Bush when he was signing bills into law or the way that he waged the war on terror," Wallace said. "Can you honestly say that you believe this president is going further than President Bush did in exercising his executive powers?"

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