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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

"Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace pointed out to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) that if the GOP blocks all of President Obama's nominees, Eric Holder will remain Attorney General.

Cruz has been calling for Senate Republicans to not confirm Obama's nominations, unless they are for important national security positions, over his executive action delaying deportations for undocumented immigrants.

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President Obama said that Americans are ready for a fresh presidential candidate in 2016 and indicated that he will give the Democratic nominee some space on the campaign trail.

"I think the American people, you know, they're gonna want-- you know, that new car smell," Obama said in an interview with ABC's "This Week" that aired on Sunday. "They wanna drive somethin' off the lot that-- that doesn't have as-- as much mileage as me."

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Red State editor Erick Erickson on Tuesday wrote that Republicans should go ahead and bring the federal government to the brink of a shutdown over immigration and Obamacare.

Erickson argued that though many were concerned that the last shutdown would reflect poorly on the GOP, the party still dominated in the midterm elections. And as long as a shutdown doesn't hurt Republican lawmakers, then it's totally a great idea, he wrote.

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