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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

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) was outraged.

A Democratic congressman had just accused Republicans in a House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General Loretta Lynch of caring more about Hillary Clinton's email use than the recent fatal shootings of Dallas police officers.

But Gohmert wasn't quite upset enough to question Lynch about anything other than the investigation into Clinton's email server.

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During a House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday morning, committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) asked Lynch why she did not recuse herself from the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use, suggesting that Lynch decided not to prosecute the former secretary of state for political reasons.

Goodlatte mentioned that Lynch was appointed as U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York by then-President Bill Clinton in 1999.

"Given she was a political appointee of your current boss and more importantly the wife of your previous boss, why did you not see fit to recuse yourself from the investigation? Wouldn't recusal or appointment of a special prosecutor have removed any appearance of impropriety given your service during Bill Clinton's presidency?" Goodlatte asked Lynch about the investigation into Clinton's private email server.

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Two Republican House committee chairs on Monday sent a letter to the Justice Department asking for an investigation into whether Hillary Clinton lied to Congress about her email use.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), chairmen of the Oversight and Judiciary committees respectively, wrote in the letter that FBI’s findings on Clinton's email use appear to "directly contradict several aspects of her sworn testimony."

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In a recent interview with NBC News set to air Monday night, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush described Donald Trump's campaign as an "alternative universe" that will leave Trump's supporters feeling "betrayed."

"The tragedy of this, though, is that there isn't going to be a wall built. And Mexico's not going to pay for it. And there's not going to be a ban on Muslims," Bush told NBC News in a clip released Monday afternoon. "This is all like a alternative universe that he created."

"The reality is, that's not going to happen. And people are going to be deeply frustrated and the divides will grow in our country," he continued. "And this extraordinary country, still the greatest country on the face of the earth, will continue to stagger instead of soar. And that's the heartbreaking part of this, is I think people are really going to feel betrayed."

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Former Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) will announce a bid for Senate on Monday and replace the current Democratic nominee in the race, Baron Hill, CNN reported Monday morning, citing an unnamed source.

Hill, who already won the Democratic primary, announced Monday morning that he that he is dropping out of the race.

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Organizers of a march set to be held in Cleveland ahead of the Republican National convention cancelled the event, citing concerns following the shooting in Dallas that left five police officers dead, according to Cleveland.com.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the event's sponsor, had planned for the march to take place on Sunday, the day before the GOP convention begins, and Al Sharpton was set to headline the march.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg doesn't even want to think about a Donald Trump presidency.

"I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president," she told the New York Times in an interview published Sunday. "For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that."

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