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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

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Monday blamed the current fiscal crisis on both the White House and Republican leaders, lamenting the lack of trust between the two parties. 

Panetta said that President should not walk away from negotiations.

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Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said Friday that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has done so much to unintentionally boost Obamacare's popularity with his crusade to defund it that President Obama should thank Cruz with a campaign donation.

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Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) defended his stance that the U.S. will not default if the debt ceiling is not raised on CNN's 'The Situation Room' Thursday.

"You know, constitutionally, we cannot default." Yoho said. "If we as a nation, as legislators, address this condition of overspending and if we address that and we say to the rest of the world ... I think the rest of the market would breathe a sigh of relief."

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