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.
A man and woman in Decatur, Ala. both suffered gunshot wounds when a gun the man was dismantling while they were lying in bed accidentally discharged on Sunday, according to the Decatur Daily.
Jeff David Massey was preparing to clean the gun when it went off, shooting himself in his left hand and his girlfriend, Tammy Lynn Harris, in her right leg, Detective Joshua Fisher told the Decatur Daily.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Sunday insisted that Republicans still have a chance of repealing Obamacare in 2015.
"If there's one things that unifies politicians of both parties, you know, their top priority is preserving their own hide," Cruz said on ABC's "This Week" when asked if the GOP could repeal the health care law while President Obama remains in office. "And if enough Congressional Democrats realize they either stand with ObamaCare and lose, or they listen to the American people and have a chance at staying in office, that's the one scenario we could do it in 2015. If not, we'll do it in 2017."
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) believes that incumbent Republicans won't have a problem holding their seats in the 2014 elections.
"I think we are going to crush them everywhere," McConnell said about Tea Party challengers in a New York Times interview published Saturday. "I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country."
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday said that the United States should prepare to ramp up oil and gas exports to Europe in case supplies are intercepted in Ukraine.
"I would immediately get every obstacle out of the way for our export on oil and gas. And I would begin drilling in every possible conceivable place within our territories in order to have production that we can supply Europe with if it's interrupted from Ukraine," he said on "Fox News Sunday" when asked how he would approach the crisis in Ukraine.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will fly to the United States this week to discuss the situation with Russia in Crimea, media outlets reported Sunday.
"I am going to the United states to hold top-level meetings on resolving the situation unfolding in our bilateral and multilateral relations," Yatsenyuk said at a government meeting in Kiev, Ukraine on Sunday, according to Reuters.