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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

After former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) clarified last week that he would not have invaded Iraq given what he knows now, Donald Trump said on Monday that he would not have gone into Iraq.

On "Fox and Friends," co-host Steve Doocy asked Trump about reports that the Islamic State took control of Ramadi in Iraq and whether Trump would call for "boots on the ground" following ISIL's latest attack.

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Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) apologized on Sunday after a video surfaced showing her making a whooping noise while discussing Native Americans.

Sanchez, who announced last week that she would run to fill Sen. Barbara Boxer's (D-CA) Senate seat, made the gesture during a Saturday meeting with an Indian American group at the California Democratic Party’s convention in Anaheim, The Sacramento Bee reported.

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The Republican National Committee is expected to pass a resolution on Friday backing states' efforts to enact religious freedom laws, but the resolution notably tells states to model their legislation off of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

According to Time Magazine, RNC’s resolutions committee passed the measure on Wednesday, and the full RNC will vote on the resolution Friday at the committee's Spring Meeting.

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President Obama on Thursday said that his disagreement with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is merely over trade policy, and is not a personal fight.

"The issue with respect to myself and Elizabeth has never been personal," Obama told reporters at a press conference at Camp David, according to The Hill. "It's fun for the press to see if we can poke around at it when you see two close allies who have a disagreement on a policy issue."

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The controversy over the AP U.S. History exam seeped into New Jersey on Thursday when a Republican lawmaker introduced a resolution condemning the course as "biased" and "negative."

State Sen. Joe Kyrillos (R) introduced a non-binding resolution in the state senate that calls on the College Board to revise the course framework and asks the state to consider alternatives to AP exams, The Auditor reported.

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Fox News host Bill O'Reilly came to President Obama's defense Wednesday night after Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) suggested that the President was sexist toward Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) while criticizing her views on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.

"In perhaps the strangest political story of the year, the President finds himself being attacked by the far left for criticizing Sen. Elizabeth Warren," O'Reilly said. "Of course this whole thing’s insane. It’s a political disagreement. There is no sexism involved."

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