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 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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An op-ed penned by a Federal Elections Commission official has sparked infighting over the agency's investigation into spending by dark money groups like the Karl Rove-linked Crossroads GPS, according to the Sunlight Foundation.

FEC Vice Chair Ann Ravel, who is a Democrat, blamed the three Republican members on the commission for its inability to investigate the type of spending in an op-ed published in the New York Times on Wednesday, the day after the Supreme Court struck down limits on the total amount that an individual may donate across political candidates and committees in an election cycle.

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) on Thursday called on Congress to repeal a ban on military personnel carrying firearms on bases after Wednesday's shooting at the Fort Hood that left four dead and at least 16 wounded.

"This is the third mass shooting on a military base in five years, and it’s because our trained soldiers aren’t allowed to carry defensive weapons," Stockman said in a statement. "Anti-gun activists have turned our military bases into soft targets for killers."

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