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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

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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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told his Republican colleagues that the shutdown has improved the GOP's position in a closed-door lunch on Wednesday, according to the Washington Examiner

Cruz paid for a poll conducted by Chris Perkins, of Republican polling firm Wilson Perkins Allen. The poll found results similar to those run by national firms this week, which showed Republicans taking the majority of blame for the shutdown. Only 28 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the Republican Party, according to findings from Gallup released Wednesday.

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