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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

Following Hillary Clinton's press conference addressing her decision to use a personal email account to conduct official State Department business, her office released a nine-page document on Tuesday explaining her email use.

The document addressed why Clinton used a personal email address and server, detailed the rules regarding email use, and laid out what steps Clinton has taken to release the emails related to her work as secretary of state.

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Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), one of a few Republican senators who did not sign a letter warning Iranian leaders against a nuclear deal with the United States, said on Tuesday that he doesn't think the letter is "productive."

"I just didn't think it was productive during this time when there are very tough negotiations going on. They're tough enough without introducing this element," he told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Tuesday expressed support for the letter 47 Republican senators' sent to Iranian leaders warning them that future presidents will not have to abide by any nuclear deal negotiated under the Obama administration.

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Rep. Steve King (R-IA) claimed on Monday that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) canceled King's upcoming diplomatic trip following House Republicans' battle over funding for the Department of Homeland Security.

King pushed for an amendment to the funding bill that would have restricted President Obama's executive actions on immigration, but Boehner ultimately proposed legislation that did not address immigration. King claimed Boehner punished those who did not vote for the "clean" funding bill.

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A Republican lawmaker in Maine apologized on Monday for a Facebook post suggesting that President Obama has family ties to the Islamic State.

Earlier in March, State Sen. Michael Willette shared a post from Conservative News Daily, which included a photo of Obama and the caption, "Why haven’t I done anything about ISIS? Because I’ll deal with them at the family reunion," according to a screenshot captured by the Portland Press Herald.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) revealed on Sunday that he has never sent an email, but he insists his aversion to it does not make him a luddite.

"What I do, basically, is that I've got iPads, and I play around," Graham told reporters this weekend, according to Bloomberg News. "But I don't e-mail. I've tried not to have a system where I can just say the first dumb thing that comes to my mind. I've always been concerned."

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