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

Federal and local law enforcement officials responded to an explosion near the NAACP's Colorado Springs, Colo. chapter, according to The Gazette.

The blast knocked items off the walls in the building that houses the NAACP, but nobody was injured. According to the Gazette, NAACP volunteers found a gas can with an incendiary device outside of the office building.

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After former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) was sentenced to two years in prison for public corruption, he maintained his innocence and apologized to the residents of Virginia.

"I am a fallen human being. I have made mistakes in my life. I always try to put the best interests of the people first as governor, but I have failed at times, and some of the judgments that I have made during the course of my governorship have hurt myself, my family, and my beloved people of Virginia. And for that, I am deeply, deeply sorry," McDonnell said after the sentencing.

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Fox News host Greta Van Susteren on Sunday said that Republican members of Congress should have put more pressure on House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) to step down following reports that he spoke at an event for a white nationalist group in 2002.

"If the Republican Party want to send a message out there, and I don't know whether it's fair to Congressman Scalise or not fair to him, whatever, but associating with David Duke is grossly unwise," she said during a roundtable discussion on ABC's "This Week."

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Incoming Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) on Sunday said that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) should remain in Republican leadership despite recent reports that he spoke at an event for a white nationalist group in 2002.

"These groups are awful. And the last thing I want to do is give them any sort of publicity or credibility, and I can say, as far as I'm concerned, with Representative Scalise, he has been absolutely wonderful to work with," Love said on ABC's "This Week."

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