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

The Justice Department is accusing the state of Texas of defying a federal court order by misleading voters and poll workers about the state's voter ID law requirements in advance of November's elections.

In a court filing Tuesday, the Justice Department asked a federal judge to order Texas to correct information it is circulating about its voter ID law, accusing the state of offering poor explanations to voters and poll workers about the updated requirements for voting, the Texas Tribune reported.

"Voters are receiving in accurate or misleading information that suggests they will not be able to cast ballots that count in November. Limited funds are being used on inaccurate materials," the filing reads.

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Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday knocked Donald Trump for attacking Hillary Clinton over her ties to the Clinton Foundation, suggesting it was a ploy to distract from Trump's "pay to play" troubles with Trump University in Florida.

"They’re gonna accuse me of pay to play in Florida. I think I’ll accuse her of it," Bill Clinton told the crowd at a rally in Orlando, impersonating Trump.

The Trump Foundation improperly gave a group supporting Pam Bondi, the attorney general in Florida, a $25,000 donation in 2013. The donation came after Bondi's office decided not to join a lawsuit against Trump University. Trump also later held a fundraiser for Bondi at his Florida estate, Mar-A-Lago.

Trump has repeatedly tried to paint Hillary Clinton as corrupt, accusing her of doing favors for Clinton Foundation donors while she was secretary of state.

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In what could be a telling sign, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee cancelled an ad buy set for the end of September in the Florida Senate race, The Miami Herald reported Tuesday.

Republicans seized on the move as evidence that Democrats were "bailing" on Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL) in his race against Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), according to The Miami Herald.

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Fox News host Bret Baier says that it's not "comfortable" for him that former CEO Roger Ailes advises Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

"It’s not a comfortable thing, but I’m an independent news guy and I know talking to other people in the news part of Fox that is how it has always been and we’ve always had the bottom up to generate news, to break stories, and so that’s how we look at it, independent of whatever’s happening on that front," Baier told Politico in an interview published Tuesday.

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Conservative radio host Mark Levin announced on Tuesday night that he will vote for Donald Trump in November, despite his previous statements that he would never support the real estate mogul.

"I'm gonna vote for Donald Trump. I'm gonna wind up voting for Donald Trump on election day," Levin said on his radio show. "I take no responsibility for the dumb things he says or the dumb things his surrogates say."

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During a discussion Tuesday night about Donald Trump's attempt to reach out to black voters with a visit to Detroit, Fox News' Bill O'Reilly asked the Republican nominee if his past comments questioning whether President Obama was born in the United States hurt him with black voters.

"Do you think your birther position has hurt you among African-Americans?" O'Reilly asked.

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Hillary Clinton on Monday hinted that there may be a link between the recent cyber attacks on Democratic campaign groups and Donald Trump's candidacy.

"If you find a turtle on a fence post, it didn't get there by accident," she told reporters Monday when asked if Russia was trying to help Trump, according to NBC News. "I think it's quite intriguing that this activity has happened around the time Trump became the nominee."

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Donald Trump still won't offer many specifics on his plan for addressing the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.

The Republican nominee delivered a speech last week where he said that if undocumented immigrants want to gain legal status in the U.S., they must leave the country and then return. But in two interviews on Monday, Trump seemed unsure about his plan for undocumented immigrants who have not committed additional crimes upon arriving in the U.S.

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