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 Center for Disease Control on Friday released new recommendations for HIV testing, advocating for doctors to use a new test that detects the virus more quickly.

The new testing enables medical professionals to diagnose patients with HIV during the acute phase of the virus, right after the person has been infected.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced a resolution on Thursday calling for Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS scandal — and if he doesn't do so, Cruz thinks he should be impeached.

"If attorney general Eric Holder continues to refuse to appoint a special prosecutor, he should be impeached," Cruz said on the Senate floor. "When an attorney general refuses to enforce the law, when an attorney general mocks the rule of law, when an attorney general corrupts the Department of Justice by conducting a nakedly partisan investigation to cover up political wrongdoing, that conduct by any reasonable measure constitutes high crimes and misdemeanors."

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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Thursday said that the administration was "deeply disappointed" by the Supreme Court ruling, in which the judges scaled back the president's ability to temporarily appoint individuals to government posts.

“We’re of course deeply disappointed in today’s decision," Earnest told reporters. "We are, however, pleased that the court recognized the president’s executive authority as exercised by presidents going all the way back to George Washington."

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Today Show host Matt Lauer on Thursday asked General Motors CEO Mary Barra if she felt she could run a company and be a good mother during an interview about the company's controversial recalls.

"I want to tread lightly here," Lauer said before launching into a question about why Barra got the CEO job, noting that she is extremely qualified.

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Fox News host Neil Cavuto on Wednesday grilled Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) over the lawsuit that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) intends to file against President Obama over his use of executive actions, and the segment quickly escalated into a shouting match.

Cavuto asked Bachmann if the outrage over executive actions is just a "political football" that one party uses against the other.

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