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.

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Today Show host Matt Lauer on Thursday asked General Motors CEO Mary Barra if she felt she could run a company and be a good mother during an interview about the company's controversial recalls.

"I want to tread lightly here," Lauer said before launching into a question about why Barra got the CEO job, noting that she is extremely qualified.

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Fox News host Neil Cavuto on Wednesday grilled Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) over the lawsuit that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) intends to file against President Obama over his use of executive actions, and the segment quickly escalated into a shouting match.

Cavuto asked Bachmann if the outrage over executive actions is just a "political football" that one party uses against the other.

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Rep. Steve Stivers' (R-OH) chief of staff, Adam Kuhn, resigned on Tuesday after a former porn actress posted a picture of his penis to Stivers' Twitter account, Politico reported.

“Congressman Stivers accepted Adam Kuhn’s resignation today,” Courtney Whetstone, a spokesperson to Stivers, said in a statement to TPM. “The office is not commenting on his personal life.”

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Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) threatened to walk out of the Monday evening House Oversight Committee hearing over the way Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) conducted the IRS hearing.

"Mr. Chairman, I implore you to enforce the rules of this committee," said, addressing Issa at the hearing, citing a rule that calls for decorum during questioning. "Badgering witnesses is inappropriate and shameful."

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Rep. Elijiah Cummings (D-MD), the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, on Monday evening tore into Republicans for the way they questioned IRS Commissioner John Koskinen during a hearing and apologized for their behavior.

"I thank you from the depths of my heart," Cummings told Koskinen toward the end of the hearing. "I cannot begin to tell you how pained I feel listening to all of this.

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