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

A New Jersey lawyer filed a lawsuit accusing a Sussex County sheriff's officer of putting a metal detector wand up her skirt when she visited the county jail in August, NJ.com reported on Monday.

Bonita Bourke claims that after she set off the metal detector at the Sussex County jail, corrections officer Sean Long "inappropriately" put his detection wand in between her legs and up her skirt, according to NJ.com

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Presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday reiterated that she "made a mistake" when she voted to authorize the invasion of Iraq as a senator in 2002.

After an event in Iowa on Tuesday, Clinton was asked whether the world is better off without Saddam Hussein in power.

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When President Obama returned to the White House on Monday evening during a downpour, he shared his lone umbrella with two staff members as they exited Marine One.

After exiting Marine One with his umbrella, Obama waited for senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and deputy chief of staff Anita Decker Breckenridge to provide coverage as the three made their way back to the White House.

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Potential 2016 presidential candidate and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Monday said that given what he knows now, he would not have invaded Iraq.

"You know, this whole issue of—this question that gets asked, 'If you—with what you know today, would you have ordered the invasion of Iraq?'" Perry said at a breakfast event in Iowa, according to the Texas Tribune. "I think if you look what’s happened today, and the answer is no. I mean, with that hindsight, no, I would not have done that."

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Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) on Monday urged Rep. Frank Guinta (R-NH) to step down after the Federal Elections Commission ruled that the congressman violated campaign finance laws.

"It's a decision he needs to make, but if I were in his position, that's what I would do," Ayotte told New Hampshire television station WMUR.

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) hinted at a 2016 presidential bid on Monday with the launch of a presidential exploratory committee.

"For some time now, my wife Supriya and I have been thinking and praying about whether to run for the Presidency of our great nation," Jindal said in a statement, according to the Washington Post. "If I run, my candidacy will be based on the idea that the American people are ready to try a dramatically different direction. Not a course correction, but a dramatically different path."

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