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

A New York state court on Wednesday ruled that Exxon Mobil and its auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, must comply with the state attorney general's subpoena for documents as part of the state's financial fraud investigation.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been investigating whether Exxon withheld information from investors about what the company knew about climate change and how it could impact its business.

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When asked whether Republicans should vote to confirm Hillary Clinton's Supreme Court nominee if they maintain their majority in the Senate, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) suggested on Wednesday that he was willing to continue blocking nominees from Democratic presidents.

“You know, I think there will be plenty of time for debate on that issue,” Cruz told reporters after a campaign rally in Colorado when asked about a potential Supreme Court nominee blockade, according to the Washington Post. “There is certainly long historical precedent for a Supreme Court with fewer justices. I would note, just recently, that Justice Breyer observed that the vacancy is not impacting the ability of the court to do its job. That’s a debate that we are going to have.”

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When ABC News' George Stephanopoulos asked Donald Trump about his accusers on Wednesday, the Republican nominee lashed out and said the ABC host was wasting time on the topic.

"You know, I hate that you waste time, when we’re talking about ISIS, and we’re talking about jobs, and you’re still bringing that up. Everybody wants to bring it up," Trump said when Stephanopoulos first mentioned the issue. "These were false attacks. These things never happened. These people — I don’t know these people. These things never, ever happened. This was out of the blue, it was made up, probably by the Clinton campaign."

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When asked on Wednesday if he should have apologized to the Khan family for his attacks, Donald Trump repeated his claim from the second presidential debate that Captain Humayun Khan would be alive if he were president.

"I have great respect for the Khan family, I have great respect for — I mean, the son is a great hero," Trump told ABC's George Stephanopoulos in an excerpt published Wednesday night. "But if I were president at that time, Captain Khan would be alive today, George, because I wouldn’t have been in Iraq."

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In one of the most charming political ads of the election cycle, the wife of a Texas county commissioner begs viewers to re-elect her issues-obsessed husband and get him out of the house.

The ad features Republican Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty rambling on about local issues while his wife sardonically notes that Daugherty can't stop thinking about his work. Since the ad was released earlier this month, it went viral and gained national media attention.

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During a campaign rally in Lake Worth, Florida, on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton hammered Donald Trump's refusal to say he will accept the results of the November election, arguing that he is undermining democratic values in the United States.

Clinton called Trump's failure to commit to accepting election results "horrifying," and questioned whether Trump has read the U.S. Constitution.

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An official with the Donald Trump campaign's transition team on Wednesday denied a report that Trump has asked the transition team to focus less on filling cabinet positions and instead pitch in on the effort to get him elected.

"We hear the [campaign] noise in the background, but we consider that separate from our mission. Our eye is on our work here and the deadlines that are facing us. There has been no change in our schedule or approach," Bill Palatucci, the Trump transition team's general counsel, told the Washington Post.

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