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

President Obama on Thursday said that his disagreement with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is merely over trade policy, and is not a personal fight.

"The issue with respect to myself and Elizabeth has never been personal," Obama told reporters at a press conference at Camp David, according to The Hill. "It's fun for the press to see if we can poke around at it when you see two close allies who have a disagreement on a policy issue."

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The controversy over the AP U.S. History exam seeped into New Jersey on Thursday when a Republican lawmaker introduced a resolution condemning the course as "biased" and "negative."

State Sen. Joe Kyrillos (R) introduced a non-binding resolution in the state senate that calls on the College Board to revise the course framework and asks the state to consider alternatives to AP exams, The Auditor reported.

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Fox News host Bill O'Reilly came to President Obama's defense Wednesday night after Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) suggested that the President was sexist toward Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) while criticizing her views on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.

"In perhaps the strangest political story of the year, the President finds himself being attacked by the far left for criticizing Sen. Elizabeth Warren," O'Reilly said. "Of course this whole thing’s insane. It’s a political disagreement. There is no sexism involved."

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Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) passed on a chance to apologize to President Obama on Wednesday after the senator suggested that Obama would not have referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) by her first name if she were "a male senator."

MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell asked Brown on Wednesday afternoon whether or not he had an apology for the President.

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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Wednesday morning defended President Obama's comments about Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) during the Democrats' feud over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, arguing that Obama's remarks about Warren were not sexist.

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on Tuesday said that Obama's comments about Warren's criticisms of the trade deal were "disrespectful" and said that the President would not have referred to Warren by her first name if she were "a male senator."

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Fox News host Bill O'Reilly on Tuesday night said that the decline in Americans who identify as Christians signals that the United States "is in trouble" and placed some blame for this decline on the "rap industry" and "pernicious entertainment."

According to a Pew study released on Tuesday, between 2007 and 2014, the number of Americans who identify as Christian has fallen from 78 percent to about 71 percent of the population, while the number of Americans who do not identify with a religion grew from 16 percent to about 23 percent of the population.

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