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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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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the No. 4 Republican in the House, admitted that Obamacare is likely here to stay, despite House Republicans' 50 votes to repeal the law.

"We need to look at reforming the exchanges," she told the Spokesman-Review in an interview published Friday. She said that Republicans probably won't be able to fully repeal the law, and should instead focus on other reforms within the current structure of Obamacare.

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Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) on Sunday condemned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's racist remarks.

"Well in our country, we have a First Amendment, which allows ignorant racists to say whatever they want to say. However, I hope the NBA takes swift action against this man," she said on CBS' "Face the Nation" when asked what could be done about Sterling's comments. "I can’t imagine how it must feel to be one of the African-Americans playing on his team, how they must feel today, knowing that the owner of the team is obviously such an ignorant racist."

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Michael Jordan, former NBA player and current owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, on Sunday condemned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's racist comments and called on the National Basketball Association to investigate Sterling's alleged remarks.

"I look at this from two perspectives — as a current owner and as a former player. As an owner, I'm obviously disgusted that a fellow team owner could hold such sickening and offensive views. I'm confident that Adam Silver will make a full investigation and take appropriate action quickly," Jordan said in a statement.

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Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who has come under fire for racist remarks allegedly caught on tape, was scheduled to be honored by the Los Angeles, Calif. chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

However, the NAACP will no longer be giving Sterling the Lifetime Achievement Award now that he was allegedly caught on tape making racist remarks, interim NAACP president Lorraine Milled said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."

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President Obama on Sunday said that Clippers owner Donald Sterling's "incredibly offensive" racist comments show that racism still lives in the U.S.

"When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything, you just let them talk. That's what happened here," Obama said when asked about Sterling's comments during a press conference with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, according to CNN.

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Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, before making his comments about "the Negro," spoke about other racial minorities and their lack of support for his cause, according to additional video obtained by the Washington Post.

"Where is our colored brother? Where is our Mexican brother? Where is our Chinese -- where are they?" Bundy said. "They're just as much American as we are, and they're not with us. If they're not with us, they're going to be against us."

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