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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

Donald Trump, who has a tendency to dismiss polls that show him trailing Hillary Clinton, declared on Tuesday morning that many polls are "phony" during an interview on "Fox and Friends."

"I do think a lot of polls are purposefully wrong," he said when asked if some pollsters have incorrectly predicted the level of support Trump has garnered. "I think I can almost tell you by the people that do it. The media is very dishonest, extremely dishonest, and I think a lot of polls are phony. I don't think they interview people. I think they just put out phony numbers."

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Early Tuesday morning, Donald Trump made his final appeal to voters at a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he pitched himself as a champion for the working class and hit on his tried-and-true topics like immigration.

"The corrupt politicians and their special interests have ruled over this country for a very long time," he told the crowd. "Today is our Independence Day. Today the American working class is going to strike back finally.”

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In one of her final rallies ahead of Election Day, Hillary Clinton told a crowd in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Monday that the presidential election presents a clear choice between herself and the "temperamentally unqualified" Donald Trump and his dark vision of the country.

Throughout the general election, Clinton has painted Trump as a different candidate, arguing that he is uniquely unfit to be president and railing against his angry rhetoric. She sought to drive that point home on Monday, attempting to define the election in stark terms.

"The choice in this election could not be clearer. It really is between division or unity. Between strong and steady leadership or a loose cannon. Between an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top, and an economy that is set up and run for those at the top," Clinton said.

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It seems Glenn Beck likes to catch everyone off guard every once in a while with a compassionate revelation or opposition to the conservative mainstream.

The pundit has been outspoken about his dislike for Donald Trump, has criticized Republicans for refusing to consider President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, and he has even urged "empathy" for the Black Lives Matter movement.

And now, Beck — who once said that Obama has a "a deep-seated hatred for white people" — says that the President has made him a better person.

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Donald Trump's campaign team is either feeling confident or on a mission to stroke the egos of the Republican nominee's most loyal supporters, as three campaign advisers shared with NBC News a list of candidates for the top posts in a potential Trump White House.

The list of contenders for cabinet positions and other leading roles is chock full of Donald Trump's most vocal defenders and campaign staff.

Here's the list shared with NBC News by three Trump campaign advisers:

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Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, on Sunday evening said that he was glad FBI Director James Comey announced the conclusion of the Hillary Clinton latest email review, but he lamented that some of the damage had already been done.

"I’m glad he came forward to clear it up, and I’m glad that the FBI so swiftly went through the emails. But, Wolf, this should have never happened," he told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "I don't think that the director should have come out last week and put out that very vague letter, and I think it was a mistake."

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FBI Director James Comey's Sunday letter announcing that a new review of emails did not change the FBI's conclusion about Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server will not stop Congress from continuing to investigate the former secretary of state, according to Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT).

"We’re going to keep after this until we get to the truth. We don’t have it yet," Chaffetz, chair of the House Oversight Committee, said on Fox News Sunday night.

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CNN's Anderson Cooper on Sunday night pressed Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway on the Republican nominee's recent predictions that Hillary Clinton will face a criminal trial, asking Conway if it was "irresponsible."

When first asked by Cooper if it was irresponsible for Trump to predict criminal charges against Clinton without facts, Conway said that Trump is "welcome to speculate as to why FBI Director Comey would make an unprecedented move so close to an election." She then attacked the Clinton campaign for questioning Comey's letter announcing a new review of emails related to the original probe.

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