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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

President Obama said Wednesday that he feels "enormous frustration" with Republicans in Congress and their efforts to block his legislative agenda.

"Sometimes people ask me, 'Man, how do you stay optimistic because it just seems like a bunch of problems piling up on your desk and it doesn't seem like you're getting a lot of help from the other side?'" Obama said at a fundraising event in Boston.

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Bill Moyers announced Wednesday that his show 'Moyers and Company' will air its last show in January 2014.

Moyers, a PBS journalist, came back from retirement a couple of years ago to start the weekly show, which was produced for local PBS affiliates.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) won't be helping the Senate Conservatives Fund support primary challengers to Republican senators, according to Politico.

Cruz, the vice chair of the National Republican Senatorial Comittee, told his caucus in a private meeting Wednesday that he won't fundraise for the conservative group or take a stance in primary races.

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CNN's Wolf Blitzer pressed colleague Newt Gingrich on Wednesday after the former speaker of the House accused Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, who was testifying before Congress on the rollout of Obamacare, of being more dishonest than President Richard Nixon .

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President Barack Obama nominated two campaign bundlers to ambassador posts on Tuesday.

Obama tapped Robert Barber to serve as the ambassador to Iceland and Mike Gilbert to be the ambassador to New Zealand. These two bundlers combined have raised more than $7 million for Obama since 2007, according to The Hill.

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Rep. Scott Rigell (R-VA) thinks that many Republicans in Congress do not live in a "political reality."

Rigell, a moderate Republican, opposed shutting down the government over an attempt to defund Obamacare and told The Hill in an interview published Tuesday that forcing a government shutdown "over a deep matter of principle" did not make sense.

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