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

After 39 House Democrats voted for a Republican bill that would allow insurers to renew individual marketplace plans canceled under the new law and sell them to new customers, Democratic leaders on Sunday defended President Obama’s health care law.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stood by the law on NBC's "Meet the Press," noting that Democrats who voted for the Republican bill only did so for political reasons.

"I have full confidence, as do my members, however they voted on this," Pelosi said about Democrat support for the health care law.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that Democrats in the House should focus on making the health care law work, not on the 2014 elections.

"What's important about it is that the American people are well-served, not who gets re-elected," Pelosi said about Obamacare on NBC's "Meet the Press."

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Sunday expressed his great respect for Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) after rejecting the possibility that a current member of Congress could be a presidential contender in 2016.

"I think it's got to be an outsider," Walker said about the potential Republican presidential nominee in 2016 on ABC's "This Week." "I think both the presidential and the vice presidential nominee should either be a former or current governor, people who have done successful things in their states, who have taken on big reforms, who are ready to move America forward."

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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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