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. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the No. 3 Republican in the House, said Sunday that he hoped the Obama administration hadn't used a nuclear deal with Iran to distract from the problems of Obamacare.

But McCarthy also said when being asked about it on CBS's "Face the Nation" that he would withhold judgement on the matter. The question came after Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) appeared to accuse the administration of using the deal as a distraction from the health care law.

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Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the agreement reached with Iran on Saturday to halt its nuclear program will hold the country accountable and does not give Iran the right to enrich uranium.

Kerry said on ABC's "This Week" that the deal is "verifiable and clear in its capacity to be able to make Israel and the region safer," adding that there will be daily inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities.

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Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL) checked into a rehab facility in Florida on Thursday, after pleading guilty to a cocaine possession charge on Wednesday, Politico reports.

"Today, I checked myself into a facility to seek treatment and counseling,” Radel wrote in an statement to Politico. "It is my hope, through this process, I will come out a better man. I will work hard to gain back the trust and support of my constituents, friends and most importantly, my family."

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