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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

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) on Tuesday accused Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) of selling his soul.

On the "Sandy Rios in the Morning" radio show, Rios asked McDaniel to respond to the fact that some Kentucky voters say they won't support McConnell because of his support for Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) in the Senate primary and to the Minority Leader's push to "crush the Tea Party," according to a Right Wing Watch recording.

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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) will not go to a local Republican Party fundraiser after the party distributed flyers advertising a Ku Klux Klan discussion at the event, Business Insider reported on Wednesday.

In the flyers, the Garvin County Republicans promoted a chat about "some things that you may not know" about the KKK. One of the event's organizers said that the discussion would be focused on how some Democrats can be tied to the Klan and said that the event was not "connected" to the KKK, according to Business Insider.

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A third grade teacher in South Carolina called into Rush Limbaugh's radio show on Tuesday to thank him for his children's book, "Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims," which she used to teach her students about slavery and the Civil War.

"Rush, thanks so much for writing these books. They're incredible. I'm telling you, I think that there need to be teachers guides that go with the books. I think teachers need to have classroom sets of these books," the caller, Ivy, told Limbaugh during his show.

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Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX) said that while he thinks impeaching President Obama would be a bad move for House Republicans, a number of his colleagues would vote to oust the President.

"If you were to ask persons and many folks in the House, has the president violated the law and will he be worthy of impeachment, I think a fair number of people would say yes," Flores said during a telephone town hall last week, according to audio obtained by Buzzfeed.

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After The Intercept approached the National Counterterrorism Center for comment on a story about the government's terrorist watch list, the agency then alerted the Associated Press to the story, according to the Huffington Post.

The Intercept's Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux reported on Tuesday that nearly half the people in the government's terrorist suspect database are not linked to terrorist groups. They noted that the database has expanded significantly under the Obama administration.

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