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

In a Wednesday speech on the Senate floor, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), who is black, shared several personal experiences when he was targeted by law enforcement — even as a member of Congress — and called on Americans to address racism.

The senator shared several stories about being pulled over by police, and he noted that he has been stopped by law enforcement seven times in the last year. He admitted to speeding twice, but said, "The vast majority of the time, I was pulled over for nothing more than driving a new car in the wrong neighborhood or some other reason just as trivial."

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tied, 40-40, in a new New York Times/CBS News national poll released Thursday morning, after Clinton led Trump by six points, 43-37, in the NYT/CBS poll released last month.

In the new poll, 67 percent of registered voters said that Clinton is not honest and trustworthy, a five point jump from last month, indicating that the FBI's findings in the email probe have hurt Clinton. As for Trump, 62 percent said he was not honest and trustworthy, down one point from 63 percent in the June poll.

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As Donald Trump comes closer to announcing his vice presidential running mate, two contenders, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), will meet with Trump in Indiana on Wednesday.

Trump and several members of his family met with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, another prospect for vice president, in Indianapolis on Wednesday, and Trump remained in the state for additional meetings.

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Donald Trump and several members of his family paid a visit to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) at his home in Indianapolis Wednesday morning as the Trump campaign vets him as a possible running mate, NBC News reported.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Tuesday night said that he disagreed with Donald Trump's proposal to deport the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States.

"I don’t think rounding up 11 million people A, is the right thing to do, B, would work," Ryan said during a CNN town hall. "And I don’t think you’d like to see what we’d have to do to the country to do that."

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Early Wednesday morning, Donald Trump doubled down on his call for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to resign from the court over several comments to the media criticizing the Republican presidential candidate.

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Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton in Florida and Pennsylvania among registered voters in a new Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday, reversing Clinton's lead in the states in last month's poll. Trump and Clinton remain tied in Ohio among registered voters.

In Florida, Trump leads Clinton by three points, 42-39. In the Quinnipiac poll released last month, Clinton led Trump in the state by eight points, 47-39.

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