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

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Friday that President Obama did not know that his campaign considered replacing Vice President Joe Biden with Hillary Clinton for the 2012 ticket.

"I'm not aware that he was aware of it," Carney said at a press briefing about Obama's knowledge of the potential switch. "The idea was never brought to him."

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Secretary of State John Kerry admitted Thursday that the National Security Agency had gone too far with its surveilllance in some instances.

"I assure you innocent people are not being abused in this process, but there’s an effort to try to gather information. And yes, in some cases, it has reached too far inappropriately," Kerry said at the Open Government Partnership Annual Summit, according to remarks released by the State Department. "And the President, our President, is determined to try to clarify and make clear for people and is now doing a thorough review in order that nobody will have the sense of abuse."

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