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

Hillary Clinton on Saturday issued a statement saying that she regrets saying that half of Donald Trump's supporters are in what she called a "basket of deplorables."

"Last night I was ‘grossly generalistic,’ and that's never a good idea. I regret saying ‘half’ -- that was wrong," Clinton said in a Saturday afternoon statement.

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Republican vice presidential candidate candidate Mike Pence on Saturday denounced Hillary Clinton's Friday remark that some of Donald Trump's supporters are part of a "basket of deplorables."

Pence took a moment out of his speech at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., to address Clinton's comments. He struggled to find Clinton’s exact remarks in the materials on the podium before saying that Clinton described Trump supporters in “the most deplorable of terms.”

“She referred to those people as irredeemable," he said, before launching into a defense of Trump voters.

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Larry King on Friday night said that Donald Trump could not have thought he was giving an interview for King's podcast because the Republican nominee had given an interview for the podcast somewhat recently.

"I don't know what Trump knew. He couldn't have known it was a podcast, because he just did my podcast," King said on CNN Friday night.

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During a Friday night LGBT fundraiser in New York, Hillary Clinton said that some of Donald Trump's supporters are part of a "basket of deplorables."

"To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the 'basket of deplorables.' Right? Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it," she said, according to NBC News. "And unfortunately, there are people like that and he has lifted them up … he tweets and retweets offensive, hateful, mean-spirited rhetoric."

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Wikileaks in 2012 published emails from Syrian government officials obtained by hackers, but the website did not include an email noting that the Syrian regime transferred more than $2 billion to a state-owned Russian bank, according to a Daily Dot report published on Friday.

Wikileaks denied that it purposefully excluded the record from the trove of emails it published, and the transparency group threatened retribution against reporters at the Daily Dot if they continued to report on the document.

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Oh, Larry King, you trickster you.

The Donald Trump campaign is scrambling to explain how the GOP nominee ended up on Russia-backed TV Thursday night, and they're trying to get Larry King to take the fall.

A Trump spokeswoman told Bloomberg News' Kevin Cirilli that the Republican nominee agreed to a phone interview for King's podcast, and that he was unaware the interview would appear on Russian Television.

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Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence on Thursday defended Donald Trump's most recent comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin, telling CNN that Putin is a "stronger leader" than President Obama.

Pence said that Trump was speaking "boldly" on Wednesday when he said that Putin is a leader "far more than our president has been a leader."

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Donald Trump on Thursday night appeared on Larry King's show on Russian state-backed network RT America, where the Republican nominee said that it's "unlikely" that Russia is trying to influence the United States' election in November.

"I think it's probably unlikely. Maybe the Democrats are putting that out -- who knows," Trump said on RT America's "Politicking" when asked about reports that U.S. officials are investigating whether Russia is attempting to influence the election.

"If they are doing something, I hope that somebody's going to be able to find out so they can end it. Because that would not be appropriate at all," Trump added.

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