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

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) on Sunday said he didn't think Democrats were wrong to pass Obamacare in 2010, even though Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) suggested this week that the timing was off on the bill's passage.

Schumer said Tuesday that Democrats "put all of our focus on the wrong problem — health care reform." He said Americans just wanted "better wages and more jobs."

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A Republican staffer apologized on Friday for comments she made about the way Sasha and Malia Obama dressed for the turkey pardoning ceremony on Wednesday.

Elizabeth Lauten, the communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN), wrote in a Facebook post that the Obama girls did not dress with "class" and looked like they were dressed for "a spot at a bar."

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Wisconsin state Rep. Bill Kramer (R) was sentenced to five months in prison on Tuesday after he was charged with two counts of sexual assault, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

Outside a Republican Party event in Musekgo, Wis., in 2011, Kramer allegedly shoved a woman against a car, groped and kissed her, and made lewd comments, as she told him to stop and tried to free herself from his grip.

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