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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

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), who had endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) presidential bid, on Wednesday said that he could not support Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the presidential race.

"I have not supported Donald Trump up to this point, I have not endorsed him," Lee said in a telephone town hall with constituents, according to the Washington Examiner. "I have some concerns with him. He scares me to death; so does Hillary Clinton. There is no easy choice right now."

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George Zimmerman's gun auction is back online at a new website because the original auction site could not handle the traffic to the page, Zimmerman told the Orlando Sentinel.

He told the Orlando Sentinel that Gunbroker.com was not "prepared for the traffic and publicity surrounding the auction of my firearm. It has now been placed with another auction house." His gun is now available on Unitedgungroup.com.

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In an interview with the New York Times published on Wednesday, Donald Trump confirmed that he will not change his campaigning style for the general election.

He told the New York Times that he will be able to win competitive states like Ohio and Pennsylvania by continuing his primary campaign strategy.

"I think I have a mandate from the people," he said. "The people are tired of incompetent leadership at the highest level. They’re tired of trade deals that are ripping our jobs apart and taking their wages."

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Vice President Joe Biden told ABC News on Tuesday that while he would have made for the "best president," he was not able to devote himself to a campaign after the death of his son, Beau Biden.

"I had planned on running. It’s an awful thing to say. I think I would have been the best president. But it was the right thing, not just for my family, for me," Biden told ABC's "Good Morning America" in an interview that aired on Wednesday. "No one should ever seek the presidency unless they're able to devote their whole heart and soul and passion into just doing that. And Beau was my soul. I just wasn't ready to be able to do that."

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A week ago Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) commandeered national media attention when he appeared live on CNN to announce that he was not yet able to back Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee.

Tuesday his spokesperson sent an email addressed to "The Fourth Estate" begging reporters to stop obsessing over Donald Trump and instead focus on House bills to address the opioid crisis.

"You should know that Thursday’s Ryan/Trump meeting is not the most important thing happening in DC this week. While it's a busy week on the political front, it also happens to be an important week on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives," spokeswoman AshLee Strong wrote in an email to reporters.

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In a Monday letter to the Department of Education, all 10 GOP members of North Carolina's congressional delegation sent a letter to U.S. Education Secretary John King demanding that he not cut off education funding to the state over its controversial law keeping transgender people from using the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity.

"We request that you provide us with immediate assurances that you are not directing or otherwise condoning any efforts of your agency to curtail federal funds designated for North Carolina based on a perceived violation of law that was passed by Congress," the GOP members wrote, demanding a response from King by Friday.

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