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

The Republican National Committee announced Monday that it will focus more on grassroots operations year-round instead of saving money to spend on campaign ads right before elections.

"In the past, the committee would spend an off year accumulating cash and then, during the election year, we would continue stockpiling cash until the last 90 days," RNC Communications Director Sean Spicer wrote in a memo. "Things have changed. That strategy is both outdated and ineffective."

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A few days into the shutdown, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) prayed and asked God why he was put in charge of coralling the House Republican caucus toward a deal to open the government, according to National Review.

Boehner, as he was praying, thought "there must be a reason" he was in his position, according to sources close to the speaker.

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Thursday criticized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on her handling of the Benghazi attack and President Obama on the way he approached the Osama bin Laden raid.

Cheney said that Clinton did not take responsibility for her role in the response to the 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

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Tom Matzzie, liberal activist and owner of a clean energy company, found himself on an Acela train with former NSA chief Michael Hayden on Thursday and narrated his experience on Twitter.

Hayden was granting reporters off-the-record interviews, according to Matzzie.

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