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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.

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Conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Saturday suggested that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is suffering from a particular ailment.

"I told you at the very beginning what this administration tries to do to you, and what the progressives on the right — let me tell you something, Mitch McConnell is as a big of a danger to this country as Barack Obama is," Beck said at FreePAC Kentucky, according to Louisville NPR affiliate WFPL. "The progressive disease is in both parties. Big government is a philosophy in both parties."

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Sen. Angus King (I-ME) on Sunday criticized former Vice President Dick Cheney (R) for defending the enhanced interrogation techniques used by the CIA under the Bush administration.

"If he doesn’t think that was torture, I would invite him anywhere in the United States to sit in a waterboard and go through what those people went through, one of them 100-plus-odd times," King said on MSNBC's "Up With Steve Kornacki," as recorded by Mediaite.

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Sunday said that he'll make a decision whether to run for president in 2016 by the end of this year, according to the Washington Post.

Bush said he would base his decision on whether a candidate can "run with a hopeful, optimistic message, hopefully with enough detail to give people a sense that it’s not just idle words and not get back into the vortex of the mud fight."

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Sunday said that it shouldn't be considered a felony every time a person enters the country illegally, according to the Washington Post.

He said that many come to the U.S. without documentation "because they couldn’t come legally, they come to our country because their families — the dad who loved their children — was worried that their children didn’t have food on the table."

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Liz Cheney and Fox News political analyst Juan Williams on Sunday got into a heated debate over the Senate report on the CIA's interrogation practices during the Bush administration, when Cheney's father, Dick Cheney, was serving as Vice President.

Liz Cheney called the Senate report "political."

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Former CIA and National Security Agency director Gen. Michael Hayden on Sunday suggested that comments made by Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) don't reveal the entire truth about the report into the CIA's interrogation techniques under the Bush administration.

During a speech in which she accused the CIA of hacking into computers used by Senate staffers to investigate the interrogation program, Feinstein said she felt the report put together by her committee should be declassified.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Sunday said that her position in the leadership depends entirely on her fellow Democrats in the House.

"That would be totally up to my members," she said on CNN's "State of the Union" when host Candy Crowley asked if Pelosi would want to be speaker if Democrats win the majority again.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Sunday placed some of the blame for the CIA's interrogation methods during the Bush administration on former Vice President Dick Cheney.

"I mean I do believe that during the Bush-Cheney administration, that Vice President Cheney set a tone and an attitude for the CIA. Many people in the CIA are so patriotic, they -- they protect our country in a way to avoid conflict and -- and, -- violence, et cetera," she said on CNN's "State of the Union" when host Candy Crowley asked about blame for the CIA's "misrepresentation" about its enhanced interrogation techniques.

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