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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

Donald Trump and several members of his family paid a visit to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) at his home in Indianapolis Wednesday morning as the Trump campaign vets him as a possible running mate, NBC News reported.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Tuesday night said that he disagreed with Donald Trump's proposal to deport the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States.

"I don’t think rounding up 11 million people A, is the right thing to do, B, would work," Ryan said during a CNN town hall. "And I don’t think you’d like to see what we’d have to do to the country to do that."

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Early Wednesday morning, Donald Trump doubled down on his call for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to resign from the court over several comments to the media criticizing the Republican presidential candidate.

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Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton in Florida and Pennsylvania among registered voters in a new Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday, reversing Clinton's lead in the states in last month's poll. Trump and Clinton remain tied in Ohio among registered voters.

In Florida, Trump leads Clinton by three points, 42-39. In the Quinnipiac poll released last month, Clinton led Trump in the state by eight points, 47-39.

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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) was outraged.

A Democratic congressman had just accused Republicans in a House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General Loretta Lynch of caring more about Hillary Clinton's email use than the recent fatal shootings of Dallas police officers.

But Gohmert wasn't quite upset enough to question Lynch about anything other than the investigation into Clinton's email server.

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During a House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday morning, committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) asked Lynch why she did not recuse herself from the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use, suggesting that Lynch decided not to prosecute the former secretary of state for political reasons.

Goodlatte mentioned that Lynch was appointed as U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York by then-President Bill Clinton in 1999.

"Given she was a political appointee of your current boss and more importantly the wife of your previous boss, why did you not see fit to recuse yourself from the investigation? Wouldn't recusal or appointment of a special prosecutor have removed any appearance of impropriety given your service during Bill Clinton's presidency?" Goodlatte asked Lynch about the investigation into Clinton's private email server.

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