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

President Barack Obama nominated two campaign bundlers to ambassador posts on Tuesday.

Obama tapped Robert Barber to serve as the ambassador to Iceland and Mike Gilbert to be the ambassador to New Zealand. These two bundlers combined have raised more than $7 million for Obama since 2007, according to The Hill.

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Rep. Scott Rigell (R-VA) thinks that many Republicans in Congress do not live in a "political reality."

Rigell, a moderate Republican, opposed shutting down the government over an attempt to defund Obamacare and told The Hill in an interview published Tuesday that forcing a government shutdown "over a deep matter of principle" did not make sense.

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said Tuesday that he has not yet decided whether he will support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace, due to concerns that it might lead to "busing" and "reverse discrimination."

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-NV) office responded on Tuesday to Sen. Tom Coburn's (R-OK) comment on Monday in which he called Reid an "absolute a--hole."

"Nothing says 'comity' like childish playground name-calling, especially from a senator who has not sponsored a single piece of successful bipartisan legislation during his entire Senate career," Reid's spokesman Adam Jentleson told the Hill.

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