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

The pro-life site Life News on Tuesday published a piece suggesting that an abortion in actor Robin Williams' past may have contributed to the depression he struggled with throughout his life.

The story, titled "Robin Williams: Abortion of His Unborn Child May Have Added to Struggle With Depression," surfaced part of a biography of Williams that mentions that his girlfriend had an abortion in the 1970s.

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The National Republican Campaign Committee has created fake news sites about House candidates, presumably to take advantage of readers who don't pay close attention to what news sources they read, National Journal reported.

Earlier this year, the NRCC got in some trouble for creating deceptive fake campaign sites for Democrats that ask people to contribute in order to help "defeat" the candidate.

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A Minnesota Republican official on deleted tweets in which he responded to a Democrat mourning the death of actor Robin Williams in a strangely political way.

Ellen Anderson, director of digital media and social organizing for the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, published a tweet Monday night commemorating Williams.

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Matthew Corey, the Republican challenging Rep. John Larson (D-CT) in Connecticut, said Saturday that he believes President Obama should be impeached, according to the Bristol Press.

Corey said that Obama has violated the constitutional provision that gives Congress "all legislative powers" and said the president has been "breaking the oath of office."

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The family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen shot and killed by a police officer in Missouri, has hired the same attorney that represents Trayvon Martin's family, according to WTSP News.

Brown was shot multiple times by police on Saturday after an altercation in Ferguson, Mo., in the suburbs of St. Louis. Following the shooting, members of the community held protests outside police headquarters.

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