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 Spokesman Jay Carney said Wednesday that President Obama wasn't sweating how the plagued rollout of his signature legislative achievement would affect the 2014 mid-term elections.

"The president looks at this as a matter of policy first and politics second," Carney said during a press briefing. "The Affordable Care Act continues to deliver on the promise of bending the cost curve."

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Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday will introduced a bill that would prevent states from creating standards for abortion clinics that would make it more difficult for women to obtain an abortion, according to the Huffington Post

The Women's Health Protection Act of 2013 would keep states from passing Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws -- legislation that makes it more expensive or harder to provide or obtain an abortion.

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President Barack Obama's approval ratings have taken a hit in another national poll.

In a Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday, 39 percent of voters said they approved of the job Obama is doing, a new low for that survey, while 54 percent said they disapproved. 

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