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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

Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus on Sunday repeatedly said that Donald Trump has changed his position on banning Muslims from coming to the United States, even as CNN's Jake Tapper pointed out that Trump's position is confusing.

During an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," Tapper asked Priebus if Trump supports a complete ban on Muslims entering the country.

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The financial woes Donald Trump has caused for Republicans in the 2016 presidential cycle don't stop with his paltry fundraising.

Corporate sponsors have backed out of the Cleveland convention, leaving the organizers scrambling to ask prominent conservative donors Sheldon and Miriam Adelson to help fill their budget gap, according to a letter obtained by Politico.

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A report released on Wednesday revealed a series of creepy incidents between Republican Tennessee state Rep. Jeremy Durham and at least 22 women working at or with the legislature, in which the lawmaker sexually harassed or made inappropriate physical contact with the women.

Over the course of about four years, Durham preyed on a 20-year-old campaign staffer, interns, young legislative employees and several lobbyists.

He harassed women over text message, peppering them with unsolicited requests to get drinks and attempting to get them alone. He made inappropriate and suggestive comments during conversations about legislative business. Durham often appeared drunk during the incidents and frequently offered the women drinks.

One woman described Durham's flirting as "aggressive." He made inappropriate comments about women's appearances, their clothes, and their breasts. The lawmaker also made unwanted physical contact with some of the women, such as lingering with a close hug and an out-of-the-blue kiss on the neck.

In compiling the report, the attorney general's office made more than 100 phone calls, conducted 78 interviews, and reviewed text messages. The report noted that many of the women did not initially report the incidents because they did not want to appear "untrustworthy."

Below are some of the creepiest, most inappropriate incidents detailed in the report:

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After Donald Trump postponed his Friday morning event to announce his running mate, citing the attack in Nice, France, it became less clear that the Republican candidate had made a final decision.

Reports on Thursday indicated that Trump had chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to be the vice presidential candidate, and Pence flew into New York City on Thursday, further fueling speculation.

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Tim Tebow, former quarterback for the Denver Broncos, on Thursday threw cold water on reports that he would be speaking at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

"Just got back from the Philippines, and I wake up this morning to find out that I’m speaking at the Republican National Convention," Tebow said in a Facebook video. "It’s amazing how fast rumors fly, and that’s exactly what it is, a rumor."

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During a Thursday town hall on ABC News, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) confronted President Obama about his recent comments on the tension between the black community and police officers, arguing that police officers don't feel Obama completely supports them.

"I’m concerned that police officers across the country — they know you support law enforcement of course — but do they really in their heart feel like you’re doing everything you can to protect their lives?" Patrick asked Obama at the town hall.

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Donald Trump on Thursday night responded to the attack in Nice, France, by calling for a crack down on immigration into the United States from "terrorist areas" and saying that if he would declare war against the Islamic State if he were president.

"Well, it sounds like here we go again," Trump said on Fox News when asked by Greta Van Susteren to respond to the attack. "It's going to be a whole different world. We're living in a whole different world. There is no respect for law and order. There’s no respect for anything or anybody. And this has to be dealt with very harshly."

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