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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.

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Donald Trump targeted Bill O'Reilly with a series of tweets Monday night criticizing the Fox News host for bringing on guests critical of Trump, including Fox contributors Charles Krauthammer and Brit Hume.

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Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, spoke to ABC News on Monday about the criticism she has faced and why she will continue to oppose same-sex marriage.

ABC's Paula Faris asked Davis who she considers her boss: her constituents, God, or the federal government.

"Well, my constituents elected me, but the main authority that rules my life is the Lord," Davis responded.

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Ben Carson on Monday night continued to defend his comment that he would not support a Muslim presidential candidate, slamming his fellow Republicans for criticizing his point of view.

"I was immediately attacked by some of my Republican peers and nearly every Democrat alive. Know this, I meant exactly what I said. I could never support a candidate for President of the United States that was Muslim and had not renounced the central tenant (sic) of Islam: Sharia Law," he wrote in a Facebook post.

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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Monday condemned Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson's "disgusting" statement that he would not support a Muslim presidential candidate.

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Budget expert Stan Collender calculates that there is a 75 percent change that the federal government will shut down at the end of the month.

Collender, an executive vice president at Qorvis MSL Group, wrote in Politico Magazine on Sunday that there's not enough time in the Congressional calendar to pass a full budget and that congressional Republicans' push to defund Planned Parenthood will make even a temporary funding measure difficult to negotiate.

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on Monday criticized NBC's Chuck Todd for asking Republican presidential candidates like Ben Carson whether they would support a Muslim candidate for president, and then offered the assurances he would need from a Muslim candidate.

"This is a dumb game that the press is playing. It is an absurd hypothetical question," he said in a Monday statement.

But he added that he would "indulge the media for a moment and play their gotcha game."

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) criticized Hillary Clinton on Sunday for a "disgraceful" new ad from a liberal group that criticizes former President George W. Bush and highlights Jeb Bush's defense of his brother.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) did not back up his fellow Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson when asked about the retired neurosurgeon's comment that Muslims should not be president of the United States.

"You know, the Constitution specifies there shall be no religious test for public office and I am a constitutionalist," Cruz said at a Sunday taping of Iowa Public Television's "Iowa Press," according to the Des Moines Register.

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Presidential candidate and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Sunday criticized Pope Francis for praising leaders in the United States and Cuba for working to normalize the relationship between the two countries.

"I just think the pope is wrong," Christie said on CNN's "State of the Union." "The fact is that his infallibility is on religious matters, not on political ones."

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Sunday criticized Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson's assertion that a Muslim should not be president of the United States.

"You know, this is the year 2015," Sanders told reporters in New Hampshire on Sunday, according to the Washington Post. "You judge candidates for president not on their religion, not on the color of their skin, but on their ideas on what they stand for. … I was very disappointed in Dr. Carson’s statement."

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