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

Someone threw a Molotov cocktail through the window of Rep. Emanuel Cleaver's (D-MO) Kansas City, Mo. office early Thursday morning, police told KCTV.

Police responded to a security alarm around 3 a.m. and found that a window was smashed. On the ground below the window police said they found two broken bottles with paper towels in them that looked like Molotov cocktails, according to KCTV. The officers also smelled of lighter fluid.

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Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) thinks the government may be plotting to reduce America's fossil fuel use under the cover of new safety regulations for trains carrying crude oil.

The Transportation Department proposed new regulations on Tuesday that would make it illegal for trains transporting oil to be left unattended. Federal officials drafted the rules after a train left unattended in Canada derailed in July 2013.

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A Missouri state lawmaker suing the federal government over Obamacare's birth control mandate says that the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision strengthens his case.

State Rep. Paul Wieland (R, pictured) believes that the state insurance plan his family is on violates his Catholic beliefs by covering birth control, and he wants an exemption so that his plan will not pay for birth control for his three daughters.

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A Massachusetts councilman accused his city mayor of "intimidation" after he pulled out a gun during an informal, late-night meeting in an SUV between the two officials. But the mayor disputes the claim, the Boston Herald reported.

Fall River, Mass. Mayor William Flanagan (pictured above) met with city councilman Jasiel Carreia II around midnight on Aug. 15 in a Ford Explorer to discuss a recall petition targeting Flanagan.

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The House Republican conference on Tuesday welcomed former Vice President Dick Cheney for a visit and embraced his call for action against ISIS in Iraq.

Cheney, who pushed for the U.S. to invade Iraq in 2003, told the GOP members that it's time to go back into Iraq to mitigate the threat posed by ISIS, according to a Huffington Post report.

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