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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

CIA Director John Brennan on Tuesday said that allegations made by Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) that the Central Intelligence Agency hacked into a Senate committee computer network were "beyond the scope of reason."

"Nothing could be further from the truth," Brennan told NBC's Andrea Mitchell at a Council on Foreign Relations event about Feinstein's claims.

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Support for same-sex marriage is high among younger members of the Republican Party, according to a Pew Research poll released Monday.

Sixty-one percent of Republicans age 18 to 29 support legalizing marriage for gay couples compared to 35 percent who oppose it, according to the survey. Only 27 percent of Republicans age 50 and over support same-sex marriage, however.

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A man and woman in Decatur, Ala. both suffered gunshot wounds when a gun the man was dismantling while they were lying in bed accidentally discharged on Sunday, according to the Decatur Daily.

Jeff David Massey was preparing to clean the gun when it went off, shooting himself in his left hand and his girlfriend, Tammy Lynn Harris, in her right leg, Detective Joshua Fisher told the Decatur Daily.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Sunday insisted that Republicans still have a chance of repealing Obamacare in 2015.

"If there's one things that unifies politicians of both parties, you know, their top priority is preserving their own hide," Cruz said on ABC's "This Week" when asked if the GOP could repeal the health care law while President Obama remains in office. "And if enough Congressional Democrats realize they either stand with ObamaCare and lose, or they listen to the American people and have a chance at staying in office, that's the one scenario we could do it in 2015. If not, we'll do it in 2017."

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