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

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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The Nation's Katrina Vanden Heuvel on Sunday bashed Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol as one of the architects of the Iraq War, blaming the current crisis in the country on America's decision to go to war in 2003.

Heuvel argued that there's no military solution to the current situation in Iraq, pointing her criticism at Kristol.

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The attorney representing former IRS chief Lois Lerner, William Taylor III, on Sunday dismissed House Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa's (R-CA) charge that Taylor and Lerner are both lying.

"It's convenient. This is an election-year politics. It's convenient to have a demon that they can create and point to," Taylor said on CNN's "State of the Union."

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Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), on Sunday defended the GOP's plan to sue President Obama over his use of executive actions.

"It’s not about our wanting to stop him from doing his job. It’s our wanting to do the job the constitution prescribes," Goodlatte said about the effort on "Fox News Sunday."

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The Center for Disease Control on Friday released new recommendations for HIV testing, advocating for doctors to use a new test that detects the virus more quickly.

The new testing enables medical professionals to diagnose patients with HIV during the acute phase of the virus, right after the person has been infected.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced a resolution on Thursday calling for Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS scandal — and if he doesn't do so, Cruz thinks he should be impeached.

"If attorney general Eric Holder continues to refuse to appoint a special prosecutor, he should be impeached," Cruz said on the Senate floor. "When an attorney general refuses to enforce the law, when an attorney general mocks the rule of law, when an attorney general corrupts the Department of Justice by conducting a nakedly partisan investigation to cover up political wrongdoing, that conduct by any reasonable measure constitutes high crimes and misdemeanors."

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