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

Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw on Monday addressed the controversy surrounding his successor, Brian Williams, who was suspended from NBC amid allegations that Williams embellished stories about his reporting in Iraq.

According to CNN, Brokaw said at an event at University of Chicago's Institute of Politics that William's suspension has been "a very, very difficult time" at NBC News. He did not reveal any details or updates about the NBC investigation into Williams' storytelling.

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A black resident of North Charlseton, S.C., on Friday sued Michael Thomas Slager, the police officer charged with the murder of Walter Scott, for allegedly using a taser on him during an August 2013 traffic stop.

Julius Wilson filed the lawsuit against three officers, including Slager, as well as the North Charleston Police Department and Police Chief Eddie Driggers, according to The Guardian.

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Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) on Monday criticized Congress on the House floor for its lack of response to numerous police shootings, including the shooting death of unarmed black man Walter Scott in South Carolina.

"It feels like open season on black men in America and I’m outraged. In fact, all Americans are at risk when bad actors in law enforcement use their guns instead of their heads," Johnson said during a floor speech, according to a video posted by Roll Call.

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Fox News host Bill O'Reilly said Monday night that Hillary Clinton has an edge in the 2016 presidential election because white men and Christians are under attack in the U.S.

"Working Americans are still struggling to make money in the marketplace and our traditional American values are under siege nearly everywhere. If you’re a Christian or a white man in the U.S.A., it’s open season on you. Therefore Hillary Clinton has an advantage," he said on "The O'Reilly Factor."

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Republican strategist Ana Navarro on Sunday said that she is tired of Hillary Clinton's "woman thing" during a discussion about Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign on CNN's "State of the Union."

"I’m frankly fascinated by how it’s playing out this time," Navarro said, "because it’s so different from 2008, where she did not embrace the historical moment of being a woman."

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North Charleston police officer Michael Thomas Slager discussed his adrenaline pumping with another officer after Slager shot and killed unarmed black man Walter Scott, according to a police recording obtained by The Guardian.

According to The Guardian, in the recording Slager asks a fellow officer what the next steps will be following the shooting. The other officer tells Slager that he will likely get sent home with few questions at first, and that he will be fully interviewed within a couple of days.

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When asked which Republican who has not yet decided to run for president should consider a 2016 bid, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol smugly suggested that former Vice President Dick Cheney throw his hat into the ring.

On ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, George Stephanopoulos asked his political panelists which "most promising" Republican has not yet decided on a presidential run in 2016.

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CNN's Dana Bash pushed presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on his views on same-sex marriage on Sunday, asking him why, as a libertarian, he doesn't believe gay people should have the freedom to marry.

"Why do you believe just as a core principle, as a libertarian, that people should be left alone, but not when it comes to their right to marry somebody they love?" Bash asked Paul on "State of the Union."

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A U.S. Secret Service officer was arrested in Washington, D.C. on Friday and will be charged with one misdemeanor count for destruction of property, CNN reported.

U.S. Secret Service Spokesman Brian Leary told CNN that "an off duty USSS Uniformed Division Officer assigned to Foreign Missions Branch was arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C."

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College Board will released a new edition of the AP U.S. History exam this summer following significant backlash from conservatives, who decried the new framework for the course as too negative and "revisionist."

"This summer, the College Board will release a new edition of the course framework which will clarify and encourage a balanced approach to the teaching of American history, while remaining faithful to the requirements that colleges and universities set for academic credit," Trevor Packer, College Board's senior vice president for AP, wrote in a letter in the Wall Street Journal.

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