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

Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who has been outspoken about his opposition to immigration reform, on Saturday indicated that Republican leaders support immigration reform because large donors like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are pushing them to.

"It seems as though there are some deep pockets outside the Congress and across the country that seem to be the only voices that line up with the Republican leadership in the House on immigration," he said on the Tea Party News Network's "The Capitol Hill Show."

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Actor Kevin Spacey, who plays Frank Underwood in the Netflix series "House of Cards," on Sunday said that the show is pretty similar to what actually happens in Congress.

"Look, for me it's like performance art, you know, I sometimes watch it actually we can get done shooting on a day, and I'll come home and turn on the news and I'll think, you know, our storylines are not that crazy. They're really not," he said on ABC's "This Week."

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Sunday commended Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConell (R-KT) for voting to end debate on the clean debt limit bill in order to overcome Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) call for a 60 vote threshold on the measure.

"I appreciate our leadership voting the way that they did, even though they face primary oppositions, especially Senator McConnell, but he exercises his rights," he said on CNN's "State of the Union." "There was enough of us that we move forward and put this issue behind us and now focus on Obamacare, on the economy, on many other issues, in which we think are winning issues."

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Sunday called on House Republicans to pass immigration reform and said that the GOP needs to pass immigration reform to fulfill any hopes of winning a national election.

"States like mine, over time, the demographics will overtake, not only mine but throughout the whole Southwest and many other parts of the country," he said on CNN's "State of the Union," reiterating his belief that Republicans need to embrace reform in order to win over Hispanic voters.

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A Port Authority police officer who grew up with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was at the George Washington Bridge to witness the lane closings, and was in communication with David Wildstein, a port authority official who has also been tied to the scandal, according to MSNBC.

Lieutenant Thomas "Chip" Michaels sent text messages to Wildstein updating him about the lane closures and their impact on the town of Fort Lee, according to documents submitted to the New Jersey legislative committee by Wildstein and reviewed by Brian Murphy and Steve Kornacki for MSNBC.

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Democratic lawmakers in Wisconsin on Thursday introduced a bill to repeal the state's ban on same-sex marriage, just ten days after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit to the same effect, the Huffington Post reported.

"A growing majority of Wisconsinites believe the ban on marriage equality does not reflect their belief in how the state should recognize our families," the bill's lead sponsor, openly gay state Sen. Tim Carpenter (D), said in a statement. "We believe that it is time to give the people of our state the opportunity to remove unwanted constitutional barriers to marriage equality."

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