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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

The day after House Republicans yanked their bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, Rep. John Culberson (R-TX) faced a loud, angry crowd back home in Texas.

During a town hall event on Saturday, hundreds of constituents packed into a middle school auditorium for an hour and a half, asking Culberson about Republicans' health care agenda and President Donald Trump.

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The Senate Intelligence Committee has told the White House that it wants to interview adviser Jared Kushner about meetings he attended with Russian officials as part of the committee's investigation into ties between Russia and campaign aides to President Donald Trump, the New York Times reported Monday morning, citing unnamed officials in the administration and Congress.

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President Donald Trump is set to announce on Monday that his son-in-law Jared Kushner will lead a new White House office focused on reforming the federal government with ideas from the business world.

The Washington Post first reported that Kushner would lead the new White House Office of American Innovation, and CBS News and CNN confirmed that Trump is expected to announce the new office on Monday.

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Another moderate Republican, Rep. David Joyce (R-OH), came out against the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare on Friday afternoon, just a few hours before the House was set to vote on the legislation.

"My prior votes to repeal all or parts of Obamacare underscore what I have long argued - we need a better healthcare system," he said in a statement. "After listening to constituents, business leaders and medical professionals throughout my district, I came to the conclusion the American Health Care Act was not a better solution."

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Tierney Sneed contributed reporting.

As the House floor vote on Republicans' bill to repeal and replace Obamacare drew closer Friday afternoon, House Speaker Paul Ryan's (R-WI) office said that he would head to the White House to give President Donald Trump an update on the legislation.

"The speaker is going to the White House to update the president," Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong confirmed to TPM.

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