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

Fox News' psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow on Wednesday suggested that Michael Brown's stepfather is partially responsible for Brown's death.

"Fox and Friends" brought Ablow on to discuss the police investigation into whether Brown's stepdad, Louis Head, incited a riot after the St. Louis County grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darrel Wilson. Head yelled into the crowd in Ferguson, "Burn this motherfucker down! Burn this bitch down!"

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Journalists have raised concerns about the depth of reporting in the November Rolling Stone article that described a gang rape at fraternity at the University of Virginia.

Media critics have questioned why reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely's did not do more to contact the men accused of raping a student and whether Rolling Stone did enough to fact check the victim's account of the assault.

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A former Zillow employee filed a lawsuit against the real estate database company on Monday, accusing the company of cultivating a work environment full of sexual harassment, The Recorder reported.

According to the lawsuit, Zillow has a "pervasive culture of degrading women." Former sales consultant Rachel Kremer said that her male coworkers ranked women by their breast size and made inappropriate and explicit comments to her in text messages.

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A federal judge last week rejected a newly-elected Republican Colorado state representative's claim that the U.S. navy violated his religious freedom.

Gordon Klingenschmitt, who once tried to perform an exorcism on President Obama, claimed that he was wrongfully dismissed as a Navy chaplain for attending a politicized religious event in uniform.

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A man who interviewed for a job at Uber was able to access passenger travel information following his meeting with the company, according to the Washington Post.

The job applicant told the Post that he was given access to what's become known as Uber's "god view," which allows employees to search for and track the movements of its users. Even though he was not an employee, the applicant was able to access the records of people he knew and the relative of a prominent politician for several hours following his interview in 2013.

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The Republican staffer who lectured Sasha and Malia Obama on their clothes and told them to "try showing a little class" wasn't exactly a perfect teenager herself.

Elizabeth Lauten was arrested at age 17 for misdemeanor larceny after she allegedly stole from a Belk Department store in North Carolina, according to court records reviewed by The Smoking Gun. The charges were dismissed since Lauten was a first-time offender and she didn't get into additional trouble.

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The National Football League will not discipline St. Louis Rams players who stood with their arms up before their Sunday game to show support for the Ferguson protesters.

The St. Louis Police Association on Sunday night called on the NFL to punish the five players who entered the stadium with their hands up. The police group said the gesture was "tasteless, offensive and inflammatory."

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