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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

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) performs the best against Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical presidential race, only trailing her by two percentage points, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released on Thursday.

In the matchup between Rubio and Clinton, 43 percent of voters supported Rubio and 45 percent supported Clinton. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) trailed behind Clinton by four points, while former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker each trailed Clinton by five points.

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White House spokesman Eric Schultz on Wednesday addressed the Florida government's alleged ban on the term "climate change" and encouraged the state to acknowledge climate change's impact.

During the President's trip to the Florida Everglades to discuss the environment, Schultz was asked about reports that Florida state officials cannot use the terms "climate change" or "global warming" in official communications.

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In the season premiere of Amy Schumer's Comedy Central show, Schumer, along with Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Patricia Arquette, perfectly call out Hollywood for aging out women at a younger age than men.

In the "Inside Amy Schumer" sketch, Schumer stumbles upon Fey, Louis-Dreyfus and Arquette eating lunch and celebrating Louis-Dreyfus' "last fuckable day."

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After President Obama said Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was "wrong" to oppose the trade deal the U.S. is negotiating with 11 Pacific countries, Warren hit back with a tweet and email to supporters on Wednesday questioning why the Obama administration won't let the public see the the trade deal.

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One of the Parma, Mo., police officers who resigned when the city's first black female mayor took office, said that he feared Mayor Tyrus Byrd might give special treatment to her family members who allegedly have outstanding warrants.

An unnamed police officer told Missouri television station KFVS that he was concerned about messages from Byrd's family members on social media about what they might do when Byrd took office.

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Fox News psychiatrist Keith Ablow said on Wednesday morning that President Obama's effort to de-brand the U.S. has helped push teens to join the Islamic State.

Ablow said on "Fox and Friends" that people "without a sense of self" need something to "fill them up," and turn to ISIL, according to a clip highlighted by Mediaite. Ablow then compared radical Islam to a drug.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is writing a letter to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), urging him to consider Armed Services Committee hearings on Second Amendment Rights on military bases after McCain mocked the Texas senator for claiming that the two had already spoken about the issue, according to CNN.

"Senator Cruz has been discussing this issue for a long time and he looks forward to continuing to raise it in the Senate Armed Services Committee where he serves with Chairman McCain," Cruz spokeswoman Amanda Carpenter told CNN.

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President Obama on Tuesday defended the trade deal the U.S. is negotiating with 11 Pacific countries from concerns aired by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and other congressional Democrats.

"I love Elizabeth. We're allies on a whole host of issues, but she's wrong on this," Obama said at a town hall with MSNBC's Chris Matthews, according to the Huffington Post. "When you hear folks make a lot of suggestions about how bad this trade deal is, when you dig into the facts, they are wrong."

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The former mayor of Parma, Mo., on Tuesday said that he believes numerous police officers and city officials resigned from their positions when the town's first black female mayor took office because they believed they would be fired.

Randall Ramsey, who lost his bid for re-election as mayor to Tyrus Byrd, told TPM over the phone on Tuesday that there were "lot of rumors that they were going to be fired."

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Rep. Tony Cárdenas' (D-CA) district director in Panorama City, Calif., was subpoenaed by a federal grand jury, Roll Call reported on Tuesday.

Gabriela Marquez officially notified the House last week.

"This is to notify you, pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, that I have received a grand jury subpoena issued by the United States District Court for the Central District of California," Marquez wrote to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), according to the Congressional Record.

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