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

After Kentucky clerk Kim Davis walked onto the stage at former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's (R) rally on Tuesday to "Eye of the Tiger," the band Survivor lambasted her for using the song without permission.

"NO! We did not grant Kim Davis any rights to use 'My Tune -The Eye Of The Tiger,'" the band wrote on its official Facebook page on Tuesday. "I would not grant her the rights to use Charmin! C'mom Mike, you are not The Donald but you can do better than that."

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said on Tuesday that while she believes Donald Trump's positions on immigration should disqualify him from becoming president, she supports his call to raise taxes on the wealthy.

"There are a lot of places where he gets out and talks about important things," Warren said of Trump on ABC's "The View." "Like Donald Trump and I both agree that there ought to be more taxation of the billionaires, the people who are making their money on Wall Street."

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who has fiercely defended Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, will visit her in jail on Tuesday, according to the Wall Street Journal.

"It is important to Sen. Cruz that Kim Davis and all Americans understand his commitment to defending their first amendment rights to religious liberty. The First Amendment is foundational to all other freedoms we enjoy and it is tragic that in America today, our own citizens would have to worry about being targeted or arrested for merely living out their religious convictions," Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier told the Journal. "Sen. Cruz will continue doing everything in his power to defend Kim Davis and ensure that no other Americans are further targeted for their religious beliefs."

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Donald Trump believes that because he attended a military high school, he has an understanding of what it is like to be in the military, despite deferring the Vietnam War draft for medical reasons.

"My number was so incredible and it was a very high draft number. Anyway so I never had to do that, but I felt that I was in the military in the true sense because I dealt with those people," Trump told Michael D’Antonio, the author of the forthcoming book "Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success," according to a preview in the New York Times.

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Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), who represents a district along the southern border, on Tuesday threw cold water on Donald Trump's proposal to build a huge wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.

"You can’t build a wall from sea to shining sea. It just doesn’t work. It’s the most expensive way to do border security, and it’s the least effective," Hurd said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

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New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wrote in a Monday column that although he believes Donald Trump's positions on immigration are inexcusable, he thinks Trump has the best economic policy ideas in the GOP presidential field.

Krugman argued that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) should be attacking Trump's racist comments rather than going after Trump's remarks on taxes:

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Following conservative outrage over President Obama's decision to revert the name of Mt. McKinley back to the mountain's native Alaskan name of Denali, liberal group CREDO Action has launched a petition to change the name of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

The petition targets House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), who opposed Obama's move to change Denali's name and also pushed for Congress to change the name of Washington National Airport outside of Washington, D.C., to bear former President Ronald Reagan's name.

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