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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

Texas state Sen. Charles Perry (R) on Tuesday compared the lack of religious influence in U.S. government to the Holocaust during a speech at his swearing-in ceremony.

"There were 10,000 people that were paraded into a medical office under the guise of a physical. As they stood with their back against the wall, they were executed with a bullet through the throat. Before they left, 10,000 people met their fate that way," he said, recalling a recent trip to a former German concentration camp, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

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After stunning revelations about security breaches at the White House, a former Secret Service agent thinks it's time for the military to get involved, specifically former Rep. Allen West (R-FL).

Dan Emmett, who used to serve in the Secret Service Presidential Protective Division, wrote in the Washington Post's "PostEverything" section that the Secret Service's failure to keep a man from jumping over the White House fence and entering the building was particularly concerning "because the United States is at war."

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Conservative pundit Dr. Ben Carson on Monday suggested that the new AP U.S. History curriculum will make students want to "sign up for ISIS."

During a speech at the Center for Security Policy's National Security Action Summit, Carson railed against the College Board's changes to the course framework, which conservatives have condemned as a "radically revisionist view of American history that emphasizes negative aspects of our nation's history while omitting or minimizing positive aspects."

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Jefferson County, Colo., closed two high schools for the second time in the past two weeks as teachers and students continue to protest major school board changes.

After 81 percent and of teachers at Golden High School and 70 percent at Jefferson High School called in sick on Monday, the county was forced to close both schools, according to CBS Denver. The county was forced to close two other schools on Sept. 19 due to similar protests.

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