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

Updated at 10:29 a.m.

Cliven Bundy faces charges related to his 2014 standoff with the federal government at his ranch in Nevada, according to a report from The Oregonian.

He reportedly faces weapons charges and a conspiracy charge to impede federal officers, the same charge faced by his sons, Ammon and Ryan Bundy, in connection with their takeover of the federal wildlife refuge in Oregon. The few remaining occupiers have apparently agreed to turn themselves in to federal authorities Thursday morning.

The elder Bundy was arrested on Wednesday night at the Portland airport. He had arrived to participate in a protest of his sons' arrests.

Federal authorities did not list the charges faced by Cliven Bundy on Wednesday night but reportedly plan to released the charges on Thursday morning.

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Jane Sanders, the wife of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), on Wednesday said she found former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's comments urging female voters to support Hillary Clinton "disturbing."

Albright over the weekend told young women that it was important for them to support Clinton's presidential bid as feminists, saying, "There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!"

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The FBI entered the compound at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Tuesday night without being discovered by the four remaining occupiers, before moving in on the militiamen on Wednesday, The Oregonian reported.

Per The Oregonian:

FBI tactical teams had quietly moved into the refuge compound Tuesday night, entering the buildings undetected by the occupiers. They apparently were in the buildings through the day Wednesday before agents moved against the encampment.

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A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that Kentucky clerk Kim Davis followed orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and that licenses altered to remove Davis' name are likely valid.

U.S. District Judge David Bunning -- the same judge who initially ordered Davis to jail for a few days in September -- found that Davis has fulfilled the court's orders not to interfere with her deputies granting marriage licenses to gay couples, according to ABC News.

After Davis left jail last year, she removed her name from marriage licenses, and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) in December issued an executive order removing all county clerks' names from marriage licenses.

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Donald Trump on Wednesday morning said that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is the only other candidate in the presidential race who cares about trade issues and believes that the United States is "being ripped off."

During an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Trump mentioned that his campaign has focused a lot on trade — the real estate mogul has slammed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and said he would "make great trade deals" as president.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will meet with aides today to discuss his future in the presidential race, and he is expected to suspend his campaign, according to CNN.

The network reports:

Two sources close to Chris Christie says he is huddling with his top campaign aides today and all indications are that they expect him to formally suspend his campaign and end his bid for the Republican nomination. Details are still begin worked out.

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Donald Trump on Wednesday morning bashed the publisher of the New Hampshire Union Leader, who had slammed Trump as "a crude blowhard with no clear political philosophy" in a December editorial.

"He's a bad guy," Trump said of Union Leader publisher Joseph McQuaid on "Fox and Friends."

He said he was tempted to mention McQuaid in his victory speech Tuesday night.

"You know, when I won, I sort of said, maybe I'll mention him in my speech but I decided not to do that. I wanted to keep it high level," Trump said on Fox.

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A new ad from Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) presidential campaign portrays Donald Trump as an action figure masquerading as a Republican.

The 45-second spot shows children explaining that the Trump doll "pretends to be a Republican" who likes "bailouts for the banks" and donates to Democrats. The Trump doll also encounters a Hillary Clinton doll who Trump pays to be his friend.

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After acknowledging on Tuesday night that his debate performance on Saturday hurt him in New Hampshire, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said on Wednesday morning that he won't stop talking about how President Obama is hurting the country.

Rubio told "Fox and Friends" on Wednesday that the narrative about the Saturday debate "made it very difficult for us to get any other message across" as New Hampshire residents were headed to the polls.

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