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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

As calls for the Democratic National Committee to hold more than six Democratic primary debates escalated this week, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) said that she would not change the party's policies.

"We’re not changing the process," she said at an event hosted by the Christian Science Monitor on Thursday, according to The Hill.

The DNC in August scheduled just six Democratic debates and has barred Democratic candidates from participating in debates not sanctioned by the DNC if they wish to speak at the official debates. Wasserman Schultz said on Thursday that those rules would not change.

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Donald Trump insulted his Republican rival Carly Fiorina's physical appearance during an interview with Rolling Stone magazine published on Wednesday.

The real estate mogul was watching the news and providing his own play-by-play aboard his private jet. After mocking Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), Fiorina appeared on the television, prompting Trump to remark, "Look at that face!" Per Rolling Stone:

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As numerous Republican presidential contenders have managed to take clear positions on issues like birthright citizenship and Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has often given unclear responses or simpy refused to answer certain questions.

As The Daily Beast's Betsy Woodruff has noted, Walker has a tendency to begin some answers with words like "yeah" or "absolutely" without actually meaning "yes." But while that has contributed to some of his more confusing answers, he has also explicitly dodged questions and declined to answer "hypotheticals."

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) on Tuesday questioned his fellow Republican presidential candidates who have said they would tear up the nuclear agreement with Iran immediately upon taking office.

"Well, what does that mean? I don't know what that means. You're going to rip it up and then what? Then what are you going to do when you rip it up?" Kasich asked during a forum in New Hampshire, according to NBC News.

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After defending Kentucky clerk Kim Davis' refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Wednesday would not say whether a Muslim flight attendant should be able to deny alcohol to passengers on a flight.

CNN's Alisyn Camerota asked Huckabee about Charee Stanley, a flight attendant for ExpressJet who was suspended for refusing to serve alcohol. She said it violated her religious beliefs.

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