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

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) said Sunday that President Obama's health care law is beyond fixing.

"It's time to start over," said the No. 4 Senate Republican on CNN's "State of the Union." "I think there's going to be a major taxpayer bailout needed."

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Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) said Sunday that President Obama can regain the trust of the American people after cirticism that he hasn't fulfilled his promise that consumers could keep their healths plans under the new law.

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As part of an effort led by Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX), 20 Republican congressmen on Thursday signed onto articles of impeachment against Attorney General Eric Holder.

The other 19 co-sponsors include Reps. Larry Buschon (R-IN), Blake Farenthold (R-TX), David Roe (R-TN), Randy Weber (R-TX), Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), Roger Williams (R-TX), Ted Yoho (R-FL), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Bill Flores (R-TX), Mark Amodei (R-NV), Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), Scott DesJarlais (R-TN), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Duncan Hunter (R-CA), Sam Johnson (R-TX), Steve Stockman (R-TX), Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Thomas Massie (R-KY).

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Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin have proposed measures to make it harder for voters to recall elected officials, and the legislature will consider the bills in an initial vote on Thursday, according to the Washington Post.

The first proposed measure would only allow voters to recall an official who has committed an ethics violation or committed a crime punishable by a year or more in prison.

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Authorities placed a man in custody after shots were fired Thursday at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, outside of Milwaukee, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke told reporters Thursday that police had a warrant for a felon in possession of a firearm, who they knew was at a neo-natal unit in the hospital. When police arrived on the scene around noon, the man had a baby in his arms. He put the baby down when officers approached him. The man then ran down a hallway and pulled out a handgun. Police fired multiple shots at the man.

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Support for the health care law dropped in the latest Gallup poll released Thursday, likely due to increasing reports of people losing their individual marketplace insurance plans.

Only 40 percent of those surveyed approved of Obamacare, while 55 percent disapproved of the law, the largest gap Gallup has found in the last year.

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