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 town recorder in Wallsburg, Utah forgot to advertise for and organize municipal elections this year, the Salt Lake Tribune reported Tuesday.

The town of fewer than 300 people must wait until 2015 to elect a new mayor and town council members, and in the meantime, Wallsburg must appoint people to the town government, Wasatch County Clerk Brent Titcomb told the Tribune.

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Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford on Tuesday called for a drug test for himself and all city council members. 

"Why don't we just have a drug test," he asked in an interview with Toronto news station CP24. "Or have a snap election?"

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A group of senators wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday urging him to not roll back sanctions on Iran without first securing assurances that it would not roll back its nuclear weapons program.

Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), John McCain (R-AZ), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) all signed onto the letter.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Monday that President Barack Obama's implementation of the health care law violated the U.S. consitution.

"It's one of the most troubling aspects of the Obama administration: Aside from their radical policy, the way they've implemented it has, sadly, been lawless," Cruz said in an interview with Newsmax. "Over and over again, this president has said, 'I don't care what the law is; I'm going to refuse to enforce it.'"

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Monday that speculation about the 2016 presidential race hurts President Barack Obama.

"In this sense, I feel badly for President Obama. He just won a year ago, and everybody's like, 'So, who's next?'" Christie said at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council. "There is work to be done in this country. And as we shove him out the door, we minimize his ability to be an effective executive. And we shouldn't do that."

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The University of Texas Austin chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas canceled a controversial "Catch an Illegal Immigrant" event after school officials and students criticized the event, ABC Austin affiliate KVUE reported Tuesday.

Lorenzo Garcia, chairman of the group, said that he and other group members were worried about opposition from the university and students.

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President Obama on Monday said he was "deeply disappointed" with Republican senators who chose to filibuster the nominations of three judges to the D.C. Circuit Court.

"When it comes to judicial nominations, I am fulfilling my constitutional responsibility, but Congress is not," Obama said in a statement. "Instead, Senate Republicans are standing in the way of a fully-functioning judiciary that serves the American people."

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