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.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday said that the United States should prepare to ramp up oil and gas exports to Europe in case supplies are intercepted in Ukraine.

"I would immediately get every obstacle out of the way for our export on oil and gas. And I would begin drilling in every possible conceivable place within our territories in order to have production that we can supply Europe with if it's interrupted from Ukraine," he said on "Fox News Sunday" when asked how he would approach the crisis in Ukraine.

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Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will fly to the United States this week to discuss the situation with Russia in Crimea, media outlets reported Sunday.

"I am going to the United states to hold top-level meetings on resolving the situation unfolding in our bilateral and multilateral relations," Yatsenyuk said at a government meeting in Kiev, Ukraine on Sunday, according to Reuters.

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on Thursday criticized Attorney General Eric Holder for trying to "stand in the schoolhouse door" and keep minority students from attending charter schools, an allusion to segregationist and former Alabama Gov. George Wallace.

"We've got Eric Holder and the Department of Justice trying to stand in the schoolhouse door to prevent minority kids, low-income kids, kids who haven’t had access to a great education, the chance to go to better schools," Jindal said at the Conservative Political Action Conference, as recorded by the Huffington Post.

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