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.

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Sunday said that it shouldn't be considered a felony every time a person enters the country illegally, according to the Washington Post.

He said that many come to the U.S. without documentation "because they couldn’t come legally, they come to our country because their families — the dad who loved their children — was worried that their children didn’t have food on the table."

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Liz Cheney and Fox News political analyst Juan Williams on Sunday got into a heated debate over the Senate report on the CIA's interrogation practices during the Bush administration, when Cheney's father, Dick Cheney, was serving as Vice President.

Liz Cheney called the Senate report "political."

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Former CIA and National Security Agency director Gen. Michael Hayden on Sunday suggested that comments made by Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) don't reveal the entire truth about the report into the CIA's interrogation techniques under the Bush administration.

During a speech in which she accused the CIA of hacking into computers used by Senate staffers to investigate the interrogation program, Feinstein said she felt the report put together by her committee should be declassified.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Sunday said that her position in the leadership depends entirely on her fellow Democrats in the House.

"That would be totally up to my members," she said on CNN's "State of the Union" when host Candy Crowley asked if Pelosi would want to be speaker if Democrats win the majority again.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Sunday placed some of the blame for the CIA's interrogation methods during the Bush administration on former Vice President Dick Cheney.

"I mean I do believe that during the Bush-Cheney administration, that Vice President Cheney set a tone and an attitude for the CIA. Many people in the CIA are so patriotic, they -- they protect our country in a way to avoid conflict and -- and, -- violence, et cetera," she said on CNN's "State of the Union" when host Candy Crowley asked about blame for the CIA's "misrepresentation" about its enhanced interrogation techniques.

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Rep. Steve King (R-IA), notorious for his controversial remarks about undocumented immigrants, has no sympathy for DREAMers who want to enlist in the U.S. military.

"As soon as they raise their hand and say 'I'm unlawfully present in the United States,' we're not going take your oath into the military, but we're going to take your deposition and we have a bus for you to Tijuana," King told Breibart News in an interview published Wednesday. "That's the law. Are they going to then suspend the law that requires ICE to place people into removal proceedings that are unlawfully present?"

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