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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.

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During a campaign rally in Ohio on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton took a jab at Donald Trump's tumultuous campaign, alluding to his campaign shake-up announced Wednesday morning.

"He can hire and fire anybody he wants from his campaign, they can make him read new words from a teleprompter, but he is still the same man who insults Gold Star families, demeans women, mocks people with disabilities and thinks he knows more about ISIS than our generals," Clinton said. "There is no new Donald Trump. This is it."

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Donald Trump said Wednesday he was wary of relying on the U.S. intelligence community because he does not trust them and believes they've made "bad decisions."

During an interview with Fox News, Trump was asked about his upcoming intelligence briefing and whether he does "trust intelligence."

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The Hillary Clinton campaign on Tuesday night called out Donald Trump for pushing fringe conservative theories that Clinton is in poor health.

"Facing withering criticism from national media outlets, state editorial boards and even some Republican allies over his refusal to release his tax returns, Donald Trump is once again peddling deranged conspiracy theories in a desperate attempt to change the subject – this time with absurd and debunked claims about Hillary Clinton’s health," the campaign said in a statement.

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The Donald Trump campaign will finally start airing general election ads on Friday, as Hillary Clinton has already spent $61 million on general election television advertising.

Trump campaign staff told several members of Congress on a Tuesday conference call that the campaign would start airing television ads in the battleground states of Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, the Wall Street Journal reported. Trump staff reportedly said that the campaign will begin airing even more ads in September.

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Donald Trump on Tuesday night delivered a speech in West Bend, Wisconsin, where he attempted to reach out to black voters by describing Hillary Clinton as a bigot and calling for "law and order."

Trump claimed that Clinton is indebted to the "special interests" and painted himself as the voice of the people.

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The Donald Trump campaign on Tuesday quickly denied a report in the New York Times that disgraced former Fox News executive Roger Ailes will advise the campaign and help Trump prepare for his debates with Hillary Clinton.

"He is not advising Mr. Trump or helping with debate prep. They are longtime friends, but he has no formal or informal role in the campaign," campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks told the Hollywood Reporter.

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Walid Phares, a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump, said on Tuesday morning that the Republican nominee now acts more like a president, claiming that Trump listens to his advisers.

Phares comment came as he was discussing Trump's Monday speech in which the GOP candidate said he would use "extreme vetting" to keep potential terrorists from entering the United States. "Fox and Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade asked Phares if this was a change in policy for Trump or an evolution from his initial proposed ban on Muslims coming into the country.

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President Obama on Monday said that he does not need to make the case against Donald Trump because the Republican nominee does so himself every time he opens his mouth.

“Frankly, I’m tired of talking about her opponent,” Obama said at a Democratic fundraiser in Martha's Vineyard, referring to Trump, according to ABC News. “I don’t have to make the case against her opponent because every time he talks, he makes the case against his own candidacy.”

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