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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

At a town hall event Monday night, freshman Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA) faced a sometimes rowdy crowd of constituents confronting him about Republican plans to repeal Obamacare and white nationalist influences on President Donald Trump's administration.

The event, held in a high school auditorium, reached capacity with 750 poeple packed inside, leaving a few hundred more standing outside during the town hall, according to local television station WAVY.

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During two separate events in Ohio on Monday, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, was met with protesters asking him about Obamacare and President Donald Trump's ties to Russia.

Almost 200 people stood outside an event at the home of President Rutherford B. Hayes holding signs Monday, and Jordan engaged with the people gathered there for about 40 minutes, according to the Washington Post.

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Following a new wave of threats to Jewish community centers (JCCs) across the United States, the White House on Monday issued a brief statement condemning the threatening phone calls.

"Hatred and hate-motivated violence of any kind have no place in a country founded on the promise of individual freedom. The President has made it abundantly clear that these actions are unacceptable," White House Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters said in a statement.

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Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO) said Monday that he will file a federal lawsuit on Tuesday against the architect of the Capitol for removing a painting by former St. Louis student David Pulphus that depicts police officers as animals.

"Seven months after being displayed as part of a public exhibit, a deluge of alternative right media, aided by the unauthorized actions of certain reactionary members of Congress, deprived Mr. Pulphus of his constitutionally guaranteed 1st Amendment Right of Free Expression," Clay's office said in a statement to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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In an interview posted on Monday, Corey Lewandowski, the former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, defended the President's first month on office and blamed mishaps on his staff.

"The staff has probably not prepared him as well as they could have or should have as it related to some of those executive orders and the implementation and what that would mean," Lewandowski said on David Axelrod's podcast after arguing that Trump has begun fulfilling his campaign promises.

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Before James Mattis arrived in Iraq for the first time as defense secretary on Monday, he made it clear that he was not in the country to take its oil, a plan floated by President Donald Trump during the campaign.

“I think all of us here in this room — all of us in America — have generally paid for our gas and oil all along, and I am sure we will continue to do so in the future,” Mattis told reporters Sunday night. “We’re not in Iraq to seize anybody’s oil.”

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House Science Committee Chair Lamar Smith (R-TX) on Thursday issued new subpoenas to the attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts seeking documents related to their probes into ExxonMobil, reinvigorating the panel's investigation into those states' efforts.

But it looks like the stalemate between Smith and the attorneys general will continue, as both officials plan to ignore the chairman's demands for information on their efforts to determine whether Exxon misled investors regarding climate change.

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