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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

Glenn Beck lamented his role in widening the gap between Democrats and Republicans while he was at Fox News during an interview that aired Sunday on CNN's "Reliable Sources."

"Unintentionally I feel I’ve added — we all have, all of us — have added to the situation that we’re in right now," he told CNN's Brian Stelter. "We are much more fragile than I thought."

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Liz Cheney bashed President Obama Friday night for the way he characterized CIA interrogation practices after Sept. 11, 2001 as "torture."

"Even before I came into office, I was very clear that in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, we did some things that were wrong. We did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some folks," Obama said during a Friday press conference. We did some things that were contrary to our values."

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Rep. Steve King (R-IA) refused to utter the word "impeachment" on Sunday, but warned that if President Obama used executive action to defer more deportations of undocumented immigrants, it might be the only option left for Congress.

"None of us want to do the thing that’s left for us as an alternative," King said on "Fox News Sunday" when host Chris Wallace asked if Obama delayed more deportations could lead to impeachment.

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An anti-Abortion group in Minnesota has been campaigning against a new Planned Parenthood in Richfield, Minn., even though the clinic doesn't actually perform abortions, Cosmopolitan reported.

The clinic opened at the end of June, and since then Pro-Life Action Ministries (PLAM) has been vigorously objecting to it. The group has started a petition, held meetings and are now distributing flyers around town.

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Now that the Washington, D.C. City Council has passed a "yoga tax," which taxes gym and fitness center memberships in the city, yoga advocates are trying to contort their way out of the tax service at a "fitness club, fitness center, or gym the purpose of which is physical exercise."

Richard Karpel, president of the Yoga Alliance, argues that yoga is not technically fitness, as its original purpose is not exercise.

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Louisiana state Rep. Lenar Whitney, a Republican candidate for an open House seat, is not happy with the nonpartisan data site Cook Political Report.

Whitney sat down for an interview with Cook Political's David Wasserman (pictured above with Whitney) to discuss her race and the chance of her winning the seat.

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