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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

After Republican leaders in the House unveiled changes to the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare on Monday night, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) indicated that at least some of the members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus were on board with the legislation.

Ryan's comment came as members of the Freedom Caucus said they believe they still have enough votes to block leadership's bill. However, the caucus did not take an official position on the bill, leaving wiggle room for its members to vote for the legislation.

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Ivanka Trump is planning to start working out of an office in the West Wing, though she will not get a salary or receive an official role in her father's administration.

Ivanka Trump will not have an official title but will be President Donald Trump's “eyes and ears” and offer advice, her lawyer, Jamie Gorelick, told Politico.

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A former student of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's at the University of Colorado Law School claimed that he once argued women use maternity leave to take advantage of their employers.

The account came in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee published Sunday, one day ahead of the start of Gorsuch's confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill.

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President Donald Trump has put in place political advisers at several federal agencies to keep an eye on the agency chiefs and make sure that they are staying in line with the President's agenda, the Washington Post reported Sunday evening.

The aides hold the title "senior White House adviser" and report to Rick Dearborn, former chief of staff to Jeff Sessions who now leads the Office of Cabinet affairs in his capacity as White House deputy chief of staff, according to the Washington Post.

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Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Friday night said that he has concerns about the House bill to repeal and replace Obamacare and warned that if Republicans rush a bill through Congress without input from Democrats, the legislation will be doomed.

"So, what I’m fearful of, if Republicans jam this through without working with Democrats and reaching some sort of real good compromise, we will be right back where we were in five or six years before we started with Obamacare," Kasich told CNN's Anderson Cooper. "That’s not acceptable."

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