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

President Obama on Monday announced the nomination of eight individuals to administration posts in a White House press release, including actor Kal Penn.

Obama nominated Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be a member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation, Edith Ramirez to be a member of the Council of the Administrative Conference and Geovette Washington to be a member of the Council of the Administrative Conference

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The University of Texas Austin chapter of Young Conservatives of Texas is under fire for holding what it calls a "Catch an Illegal Immigrant" event on Wednesday.

According to a Monday Facebook post by the group's chairman, Lorenzo Garcia, the event will feature students walking around campus with T-shirts that read "illegal immigrant." Anyone who can "catch" a person wearing the shirt and bring them back to the group will receive a $25 gift card.

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A Canton, Ohio Walmart store is under fire for organizing a food drive meant to benefit its own employees, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported on Monday.

The store set up bins in an employee-only section of the store encouraging donations of food so that some of the store's needier workers could enjoy a Thanksgiving meal, according to photos sent to advocacy group Organization United for Respect at Walmart.

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After 39 House Democrats voted for a Republican bill that would allow insurers to renew individual marketplace plans canceled under the new law and sell them to new customers, Democratic leaders on Sunday defended President Obama’s health care law.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stood by the law on NBC's "Meet the Press," noting that Democrats who voted for the Republican bill only did so for political reasons.

"I have full confidence, as do my members, however they voted on this," Pelosi said about Democrat support for the health care law.

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