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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

Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway on Monday morning insisted that Trump did not lie when he said last week that NBC's Lester Holt is a Democrat because the Republican nominee did not know that Holt is actually registered as a Republican.

I don’t know that he knew what Lester Holt’s voter registration was," Conway said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" when asked about Trump's claim.

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After Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) endorsed Donald Trump on Friday in a stunning reversal, the Texas senator said on Saturday that his decision to back the Republican nominee was "agonizing," according to the Washington Post.

"Any path we took, if I supported Donald, if I didn't support Donald, the criticism was going to be there," Cruz said during a forum held by the Texas Tribune, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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After Donald Trump published a tweet on Saturday threatening to invite Gennifer Flowers to the first presidential debate, his campaign on Sunday said that Flowers would not be at the debate as Trump's guest.

"Donald Trump’s tweet was really mocking the fact that Hillary Clinton was trying to distract attention away from this moment in our national life," Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence said on "Fox News Sunday." "Gennifer Flowers will not be attending the debate tomorrow night."

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During a campaign rally in Aston, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, Donald Trump dismissed the "narrative of cops as a racist force" and said that those who push that narrative, including Hillary Clinton, contribute to unrest following fatal police shootings.

"Those peddling the narrative of cops as a racist force in our society — and this is a narrative that is supported with a nod by my opponent, you see what she’s saying, and it’s not good — share responsibly and the unrest that is afflicting our country and hurting those who have really the very least," Trump said, according to the Washington Post.

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The protester who was shot on Wednesday during protests over the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina, has died, police said.

Justin Carr, a 26-year-old, was shot by another civilian Wednesday and died on Thursday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department spokesman Keith Trietley told NPR.

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