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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

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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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said Tuesday that he has not yet decided whether he will support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace, due to concerns that it might lead to "busing" and "reverse discrimination."

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