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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

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) on Sunday compared the controversy surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the George Washington Bridge lane closures last year to the IRS scandal and Benghazi when defending the governor.

"The reality is, things go wrong in an administration. And frankly, you know, he was in campaign-mode at the time, during campaign-mode you miss a lot of things. You're not paying as much attention," he said on ABC's "This Week." "We see that with Benghazi."

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Former Defense Secretary Bob Gates on Sunday defended his new memoir, for which he has been criticized for using the book to expose how President Obama and others approached foreign policy and military action.

"I think that it's an honest account," Gates said on "CBS Sunday Morning." "People gave me a lot of credit when I was in office of being blunt and candid about what I felt about things. I could hardly be any less in writing the book."

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Sunday said that if he were former Defense Secretary Bob Gates, who recently published a new memoir, he would have not have published the book right now.

"I would have waited," McCain said on CNN's "State of the Union" when asked if it was an appropriate time for Gates to reveal that both President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton opposed the surge in Iraq for "political" reasons.

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Sunday said he thought New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has done an excellent job addressing the controversy over lane closures on the George Washington Bridge last year.

"I thought he did an excellent job," McCain said on CNN's "State of the Union" about Christie's performance at his Thursday press conference. "I think that he can now move on as long as another shoe doesn't drop."

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Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich (D) on Thursday said he accepted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's apology for any problems the George Washington Bridge lane closures caused for the mayor and town residents.

"I accepted his apology," Sokolich said after a meeting with the governor. "We believe we're content at the moment, and an investigation will tell us the balance of what needs to be told."

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Thursday said that the scandal about lane closures on the George Washington Bridge surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) shows that the governor is a "bully."

"It seems to me that this whole bridge thing reinforces a narrative that's troublesome about the guy, he's kind of a bully," Graham said Thursday, according to MSNBC.

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