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

Wisconsin state Rep. Bill Kramer (R) was sentenced to five months in prison on Tuesday after he was charged with two counts of sexual assault, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

Outside a Republican Party event in Musekgo, Wis., in 2011, Kramer allegedly shoved a woman against a car, groped and kissed her, and made lewd comments, as she told him to stop and tried to free herself from his grip.

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An Oklahoma school district cancelled plans to offer a religious course created by Hobby Lobby President Steve Green following outcry from activists, according to Raw Story.

The Mustang Public Schools district approved the religious elective, "The Book: The Bible’s History, Narrative and Impact," in April after meeting with Green and his curriculum team from the Museum of the Bible.

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX), who did not seek re-election due to his failed Senate bid, is trying to make a name for himself before he leaves office.

The congressman introduced a bill last week that would require the National Science Foundation "study the effect of the Earth's magnetic field on the weather." The legislation would also have Congress acknowledge that a "decrease in magnetic fields could impact global temperatures"

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CNN host Don Lemon was perplexed by the violence that erupted in Ferguson after the St. Louis County grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, and turned to Rev. Jesse Jackson for an explanation.

"It went in front of our legal and judicial process and the outcome was the outcome and we must abide by it. The lawlessness and the violence is really -- it should not have happened and there should be no excuses made for it," Lemon said to Jackson on Tuesday morning.

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