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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 Monday questioned whether the Hillary Clinton campaign is being honest about Clinton's health and her decision to leave a 9/11 memorial ceremony early on Sunday.

"I don’t know what’s going on actually. I don’t know what to believe as far as what they’re saying is the problem, because they don’t tell the truth from the beginning," he said on Sean Hannity's radio show, according to a clip highlighted by Buzzfeed News. "It is reasonable for people to not accept what they say because they say things that are lies so often. We don’t know what’s going on with Hillary Clinton."

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced on Monday that it would pull seven championship games from North Carolina over the states anti-LGBT law known as HB2.

In the announcement, the NCAA said that North Carolina laws make it challenging to "promote an inclusive atmosphere for all college athletes, coaches, administrators and fans."

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Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL) said on Monday that he is not convinced that Hillary Clinton has pneumonia.

"I’ve got serious doubts as to whether or not it’s pneumonia. But I can’t say," he said Alabama radio station WAPI, according to a clip posted by Buzzfeed News. "In my opinion, just my observation, if it were pneumonia, I would’ve thought they would’ve come out and said that very early on. You know, she’s disappeared for a few days, and if I’d been her adviser, I would’ve said, ‘You need to get out there and let people know what’s wrong with you, get treatment, get a few days’ rest, get back on your feet.’”

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James Woolsey, who served for two years as director of the CIA under former President Bill Clinton, has become an adviser to Donald Trump, the campaign announced on Monday.

Woolsey, who was a vocal supporter of the Iraq War, said that he support's Trump's call to "reinvest in and modernize our military in order to confront the challenges of the 21st century."

"Mr. Trump’s commitment to reversing the harmful defense budget cuts signed into law by the current administration, while acknowledging the need for debt reduction, is an essential step toward reinstating the United States’ primacy in the conventional and digital battlespace," Woolsey said in a statement sent out by the Trump campaign.

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Following a months-long standoff between the House Science Committee and state attorneys general conducting an investigation into Exxon over climate change denialism, Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) has called a hearing to affirm his right to subpoena the state officials overseeing criminal investigations.

Smith, a noted climate change denier, has made repeated demands that the attorneys general and several environmental groups turn over their communications about Exxon, accusing them of embarking on an "unprecedented effort against those who have questioned the causes, magnitude, or best ways to address climate change." The attorneys general, as well as the activist groups, have refused to comply with the committee's requests, setting up a battle over subpoena power.

In a June statement, the committee's ranking member, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), said that Smith's demands were "not about legitimate oversight," but that the committee was "harassing" attorneys general investigating Exxon.

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The Donald Trump campaign continued to blast Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorables" comment on Monday morning, releasing a new ad framed around Clinton's remark that the campaign says it will be airing on television.

In the 30-second spot titled "Deplorable," a narrator says that Clinton told "wealthy donors" that "tens of millions of Americans" are "deplorable."

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During an interview that aired Sunday on CNN, Hillary Clinton said that Donald Trump displays "phony strength" when he makes "outrageous statements" about national security.

"There’s phony strength and there’s real strength," Clinton said when asked about Trump's supporters who believe he is a strong leader. "And it's phony strength to not know what you're talking about, and to make outrageous statements that will actually make our job harder, no matter how, in the moment, it sounds."

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CIA Director John Brennan on Sunday pushed back on claims made by Donald Trump that the officials who gave him an intelligence briefing appeared unhappy with President Obama.

"I know the briefers that have been briefing the candidates. They are the quintessential professional intelligence officers. They do their work very well. And they know, as professionals, that they are to deliver substance," Brennan said on CBS' "Face the Nation" when asked about Trump's comments.

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While defending Donald Trump's plan to "take the oil" from Iraq, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday said that "anything's legal" in war.

"Of course it's legal. It's a war," Giuliani said on ABC's "This Week" when asked if Trump's plan to take a country's oil is legal.

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