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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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (R-NV) on Wednesday laid blame for Donald Trump's rise in the Republican party on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

During an interview with Politico, Reid said that McConnell and Trump are "cuddled up together" and explained that he plans to tie Senate Republicans to Trump throughout the election.

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The Republican National Committee official in charge of Hispanic media relations is leaving the committee and has reportedly said that she is not comfortable working for Donald Trump, according to the New York Times.

Ruth Guerra told the Times that she is leaving the RNC for a position with a super PAC, the American Action Network, but she would not offer her opinion of Trump.

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During a speech on the economy in Indiana on Wednesday, President Obama tore into Donald Trump and the Republicans' plans to fix the American economy.

The President criticized Trump calls to deport undocumented immigrants and promises of better trade deals.

“That will not help us win,” Obama said. “That is not going to make your lives better. That will help people like him.”

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A federal judge on Tuesday unsealed hundreds of pages of documents in a class action lawsuit against Trump University, revealing the craven moves the school founded by Donald Trump used to convince people to drop tens of thousands of dollars for seminars on the real estate business.

In testimony for the case, Ronald Schnackenberg, a former employee at the school tasked with selling courses, said he resigned in 2007 because he felt Trump University "was engaging in misleading, fraudulent, and dishonest conduct."

"Based upon my personal experience and employment, I believe that Trump University was a fraudulent scheme, and that it preyed upon the elderly and uneducated to separate them from their money," he said.

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Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by four points nationally in a new Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.

Clinton received 45 percent support among registered voters, and Trump received 41 percent support. Clinton's lead over Trump dipped slightly from the last Quinnipiac poll conducted in March, when she led the presumptive Republican presidential nominee by six points.

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In an interview published Wednesday in the Hollywood Reporter, Donald Trump seemed unaware of the term "Brexit," which is a portmanteau of Britain and exit used to describe Great Britain leaving the European Union. The country is schedule to hold a referendum on leaving the EU June 23.

During a discussion on pockets of anti-immigrant beliefs in Europe, interviewer Michael Wolff asked Trump, "And Brexit? Your position?"

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The state media outlet in North Korea, DPRK Today, called Donald Trump a "wise politician" and welcomed the Republican presidential candidate's remark that he would be willing to speak with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"There are many positive aspects to Trump’s 'inflammatory policies,'" Han Yong-mook, a self-described Chinese North Korean scholar, wrote in a Tuesday editorial, according to NK News. "Trump said he will not get involved in the war between the South and the North, isn’t this fortunate from North Korea’ perspective?"

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called Tuesday for all public schools in the state to ignore new guidelines from the Obama administration on how to accommodate transgender students.

Patrick said that he plans on sending letters to all superintendents in the state urging them to disregard the letter from the Education and Justice departments.

It's not clear what power, if any, Patrick thinks he has over local school policies as lieutenant governor.

"Transgender students deserve the rights of anyone else. It does not mean they get to use the girls' room if they're a boy," he said during a press conference, according to the NBC News affiliate in Dallas.

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