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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

Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday will introduced a bill that would prevent states from creating standards for abortion clinics that would make it more difficult for women to obtain an abortion, according to the Huffington Post

The Women's Health Protection Act of 2013 would keep states from passing Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws -- legislation that makes it more expensive or harder to provide or obtain an abortion.

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President Barack Obama's approval ratings have taken a hit in another national poll.

In a Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday, 39 percent of voters said they approved of the job Obama is doing, a new low for that survey, while 54 percent said they disapproved. 

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Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen defended his column centered on the Tea Party on Tuesday, in which he claimed that those with "conventional views must repress a gag reflex" when they encounter biracial couples such as newly-elected New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray. 

"I didn't write one line, I wrote a column," he told the Huffington Post in an interview. "The column is about Tea Party extremism and I was not expressing my views, I was expressing the views of what I think some people in the Tea Party held."

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