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

In another upheaval to the presidential race, FBI Director James Comey on Sunday afternoon sent a new letter to Congress notifying members that after reviewing a new batch of emails to and from Hillary Clinton, the bureau has not "not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton."

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While criticizing the "political and media elite" during a rally in Sioux City, Iowa, on Sunday, Donald Trump acknowledged his wealth and suggested that he had had some kind of epiphany about the plight of the working class.

"The political and media elite have no idea what it's like to be living on a paycheck, paycheck to paycheck basis, not knowing whether or not the owners and leaders of their company are negotiating to move their plant or factory to Mexico or some other country and fire them sometimes with virtually no notice — happening all over the country, not going to happen with us, folks. It's not going to happen with us," he said.

Trump talking about living paycheck to paycheck may strain credulity, but Trump assured the crowd that he understood and is on their side now.

"Politicians don't understand what that's like. The media and the political elite don't know the pain and the suffering these people are living under, but I figured it out a long time ago, and that's why I'm here. I'm with you rather than where I was. I was on the other side," he continued. "I was on the other side. I understand it well. I understand the other side well. I was enjoying my life for many years on the other side, but I also love our country, and I will tell you, our country was going bad."

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During the first of five rallies that Donald Trump has planned for Sunday, the Republican nominee railed against Hillary Clinton, anticipating that she will soon be indicted, to cheers from attendees at a rally in Sioux City, Iowa.

"There's little doubt that FBI Director Comey and the great special agents within the FBI will be able to collect more than enough evidence to garner indictments against Hillary Clinton and her inner circle despite her effort to disparage and discredit the FBI," Trump said, prompting "Lock her up" chants in the crowd.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a critic of Donald Trump, suggested in an interview published Saturday that the Republican nominee's comments about undocumented immigrants have driven Hispanic voters to the polls.

"The story of this election may be the mobilization of the Hispanic vote,” Graham told the New York Times. “So Trump deserves the award for Hispanic turnout. He did more to get them out than any Democrat has ever done.”

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Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta, on Sunday morning praised the FBI overall but said that those at the bureau leaking stories about investigations into Clinton "should shut up."

During an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," host Chuck Todd referenced comments from Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine on Saturday. Kaine said that people in the FBI were "actively working" to help the Donald Trump campaign, which put pressure on Comey to notify Congress about a new review of emails related to the investigation of Clinton's private email server.

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When asked on CNN's "Station of the Union" on Sunday about Donald Trump campaign surrogates who promoted false claims that an "assassination attempt" was made on the Republican nominee at a rally in Reno Saturday night, campaign manager Kellyanne Conway attacked CNN's coverage of the presidential race.

After the Saturday night incident, in which someone shouted "Gun!" and the Secret Service rushed Trump from the stage, Trump's social media manager, Dan Scavino, and Donald Trump Jr. both retweeted a claim that someone had tried to assassinate Trump. However, the Secret Service did not find a weapon.

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Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway on Sunday morning defended Trump's claim that a polling place staying open late in Nevada shows that the system is "rigged."

A polling location in Clark County, Nevada, stayed open for about two hours after the polls were set to close for the night to accommodate early voters who had been waiting in line since before the time polls were set to close.

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