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

During a Wednesday speech in the Florida Everglades urging the nation to act on climate change, President Obama took a subtle jab at Florida's alleged ban on the term "climate change."

"Simply refusing to say the words ‘climate change’ doesn’t mean that climate change isn’t happening," Obama said during the speech, according to the New York Times.

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Wednesday took a jab at Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and his presidential run, declaring Paul to be the worst Republican on security issues.

"Sen. Paul is the worst possible candidate of the 20 or so that are running on the most important issue, which is national security," McCain told Fox News' Neil Cavuto. "The record is very clear that he simply does not have an understanding about the needs and the threats of United States national security."

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In the wake of a poll last week showing low approval ratings for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), a second poll released on Wednesday found Walker's approval rating slipping as well.

Just 41 percent of Wisconsin residents approved of Walker while 58 percent disapproved, according to a poll released by St. Norbert College, Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television.

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) performs the best against Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical presidential race, only trailing her by two percentage points, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released on Thursday.

In the matchup between Rubio and Clinton, 43 percent of voters supported Rubio and 45 percent supported Clinton. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) trailed behind Clinton by four points, while former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker each trailed Clinton by five points.

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White House spokesman Eric Schultz on Wednesday addressed the Florida government's alleged ban on the term "climate change" and encouraged the state to acknowledge climate change's impact.

During the President's trip to the Florida Everglades to discuss the environment, Schultz was asked about reports that Florida state officials cannot use the terms "climate change" or "global warming" in official communications.

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In the season premiere of Amy Schumer's Comedy Central show, Schumer, along with Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Patricia Arquette, perfectly call out Hollywood for aging out women at a younger age than men.

In the "Inside Amy Schumer" sketch, Schumer stumbles upon Fey, Louis-Dreyfus and Arquette eating lunch and celebrating Louis-Dreyfus' "last fuckable day."

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After President Obama said Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was "wrong" to oppose the trade deal the U.S. is negotiating with 11 Pacific countries, Warren hit back with a tweet and email to supporters on Wednesday questioning why the Obama administration won't let the public see the the trade deal.

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One of the Parma, Mo., police officers who resigned when the city's first black female mayor took office, said that he feared Mayor Tyrus Byrd might give special treatment to her family members who allegedly have outstanding warrants.

An unnamed police officer told Missouri television station KFVS that he was concerned about messages from Byrd's family members on social media about what they might do when Byrd took office.

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Fox News psychiatrist Keith Ablow said on Wednesday morning that President Obama's effort to de-brand the U.S. has helped push teens to join the Islamic State.

Ablow said on "Fox and Friends" that people "without a sense of self" need something to "fill them up," and turn to ISIL, according to a clip highlighted by Mediaite. Ablow then compared radical Islam to a drug.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is writing a letter to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), urging him to consider Armed Services Committee hearings on Second Amendment Rights on military bases after McCain mocked the Texas senator for claiming that the two had already spoken about the issue, according to CNN.

"Senator Cruz has been discussing this issue for a long time and he looks forward to continuing to raise it in the Senate Armed Services Committee where he serves with Chairman McCain," Cruz spokeswoman Amanda Carpenter told CNN.

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