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

After the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina denied the Donald Trump campaign's request told hold a lengthy private tour for the candidate, the museum has received several threats, the News and Observer reported.

“The callers were threatening to come over and burn down the building and to shoot up the building,” John Swaine, the museum's CEO, told the News and Observer. “They’ve lessened in frequency this week, but they’re still coming in.”

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Hillary Clinton confronted Donald Trump's "shocking" comments about women, saying that women need to "refute" his remarks.

Her comments during a town hall Tuesday in Haverford, Pennsylvania, came in response to a question from a member of the audience, who noted Trump's comments about women and asked Clinton how to address how much girls struggle with their body image.

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Eric Trump on Tuesday morning was forced to defend his father's 5 a.m. tweet accusing Alicia Machado of having a sex tape, and he turned to the same defense his father's used last week — at least he'll be awake to answer those 3 .am. phone calls!

"At least my father’s up at 3 o’clock in the morning, right? Which, you know, is great," Eric Trump said when asked about his father's early-morning tweetstorm last week.

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A panel of three federal appeals court judges on Monday declined to block a preliminary injunction against Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, the Republican vice presidential nominee, to keep him from withholding funds from refugee resettlement agencies.

Judge Richard Posner of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals wrote that Pence's action "targeting Syrian refugees is discrimination on the basis of nationality."

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Four members of Buzzfeed News' political research team led by Andrew Kaczynski are joining the CNN politics team Tuesday, the Huffington Post reported.

Kaczynski, along with Kyle Blaine, Nate McDermott, and Christopher Massie, have scoured past and recent interviews of the presidential candidates for Buzzfeed. Kaczynski's unit at Buzzfeed, the "K-File," is responsible for surfacing many of Donald Trump's past statements about the Iraq War and for revealing that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) plagiarized.

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Between 1998 and 2003, the Trump Organization rented office space to an Iranian bank that was later linked to a terrorist organization by U.S. officials, according to a report published Monday morning by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and the Center for Public Integrity (CPI).

When Trump purchased the General Motors Building in Manhattan, he inherited Bank Melli as a tenant, according to documents reviewed by ICIJ and CPI. The U.S. then designated Bank Melli as a Iranian state-controlled bank in 1999. Bank Melli's rent to Trump may have been over half a million dollars per year, according to court documents obtained by ICIJ and CPI.

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In an interview published on Sunday, President Obama said that the nomination of Sarah Palin as the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2008 marked the beginning of a shift in the Republican party that led to the rise of Donald Trump.

"I see a straight line from the announcement of Sarah Palin as the vice-presidential nominee to what we see today in Donald Trump, the emergence of the Freedom Caucus, the tea party, and the shift in the center of gravity for the Republican Party," Obama told New York Magazine.

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In a Sunday morning interview on CNN's "State of the Union," host Jake Tapper grilled former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani over the New York Times report revealing that Donald Trump may have avoided paying federal income tax for almost 20 years.

Giuliani repeatedly insisted that the Times' report only shows that Trump is a smart businessman.

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