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

Liz Cheney has been fiercely defending her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney (R), over reports on the Senate's investigation into CIA torture under the Bush-Cheney administration.

On Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that Dick Cheney "set a tone and an attitude for the CIA" and that he was "proud" of his involvement in CIA's decision to use enhanced interrogation techniques.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) took a swing at Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for his comments about the unemployed and inner city culture.

In a March speech at the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor’s Humphrey-Mondale Dinner, Warren referenced Ryan's comments that safety net programs like unemployment insurance can become a "hammock that ends up lulling people in their lives into dependency and complacency."

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Artists have installed a giant portrait of a young drone strike victim in the Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa region of Pakistan.

The project, "Not A Bug Splat," aims to put a face on drone strikes, which regularly occur in this region of Pakistan. The work was done by Inside Out, a group associated with JR, the artist popular for posting large black-and-white photographs in public places.

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Conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Saturday suggested that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is suffering from a particular ailment.

"I told you at the very beginning what this administration tries to do to you, and what the progressives on the right — let me tell you something, Mitch McConnell is as a big of a danger to this country as Barack Obama is," Beck said at FreePAC Kentucky, according to Louisville NPR affiliate WFPL. "The progressive disease is in both parties. Big government is a philosophy in both parties."

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Sen. Angus King (I-ME) on Sunday criticized former Vice President Dick Cheney (R) for defending the enhanced interrogation techniques used by the CIA under the Bush administration.

"If he doesn’t think that was torture, I would invite him anywhere in the United States to sit in a waterboard and go through what those people went through, one of them 100-plus-odd times," King said on MSNBC's "Up With Steve Kornacki," as recorded by Mediaite.

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Sunday said that he'll make a decision whether to run for president in 2016 by the end of this year, according to the Washington Post.

Bush said he would base his decision on whether a candidate can "run with a hopeful, optimistic message, hopefully with enough detail to give people a sense that it’s not just idle words and not get back into the vortex of the mud fight."

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