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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Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) on Tuesday said that he will not endorse Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee.

"I’m going to stay in my lane," he told Michigan radio program "WHTC Morning News." "There’s a lot of things that folks are not happy about with either of these two candidates. We’re running our own race, and don’t look for me to endorse anyone in this race, probably the rest of the year."

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Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), who is engaged in a tough re-election fight this year, on Thursday said that Trump is "too bigoted and racist" for the state of Illinois.

"I do not support Hillary Clinton, and I told the public that I did not support Donald Trump, either. I think he’s too bigoted and racist for the Land of Lincoln," Kirk said when asked by John Howell of Chicago radio station WLS-AM 890 whether he could support Clinton, according to a clip uploaded by Buzzfeed News.

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Updated at 1:37 p.m. ET

A federal judge in Dallas on Wednesday dismissed the state of Texas' lawsuit against the federal government and a refugee resettlement agency that sought to block Syrian refugees from being resettled in the state.

U.S. District Judge David Godbey had previously denied Texas' requests for a temporary restraining order to keep Syrian refugees families from entering the state.

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Fox News host Gretchen Carlson on Wednesday doubled down on her support for a ban on assault weapons after receiving a flood of insults responding to her remarks about the issue on Tuesday.

"Yesterday I startled many and pleased tons of others by saying I believe the assault weapons in this county, the ban should be reinstated," she said on her Fox News show.

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Donald Trump on Wednesday accused the Democratic National Committee of faking a hack by the Russian government in an attempt to distract from news about Hillary Clinton.

"We believe it was the DNC that did the ‘hacking’ as a way to distract from the many issues facing their deeply flawed candidate and failed party leader," Trump said in a Wednesday statement obtained by Politico. "Too bad the DNC doesn’t hack Crooked Hillary’s, 33,000 missing emails."

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The National Rifle Association on Wednesday announced that the group would be happy to meet with Donald Trump, after he said he would talk to the gun rights group about not allowing people on the terror watch list and no fly list to buy guns.

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Fox News host Bill O'Reilly on Tuesday night expressed support for restrictions on Americans' ability to purchase high-powered firearms and on the ability for people on terror watch lists to buy weapons.

"There is too much gun crime in the USA, and high powered weaponry is too easy to get. That's the fact. So let's deal with it," O'Reilly said on his Fox News show.

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