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

Attorney General Eric Holder delivered an emotional speech announcing his resignation on Thursday.

"I come to this moment with very mixed emotions," he began is speech. "Proud of what the men and women of the Department of Justice have accomplished over the last six years and, at the same time, very sad that I will not be a formal part of the great things that this department and this President will accomplish over the next two."

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Attorney General Eric Holder will announce that he is going to step down from his position, NPR and MSNBC reported on Thursday.

A Justice Department official confirmed to TPM that Holder will resign.

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A Republican congressional candidate in Nevada said he originally felt that he wouldn't be able to win the seat because he would run in a "minority district."

During a meeting in Mesquite, Nev., someone asked Nevada state Assemblyman Cresent Hardy about "minority votes," according to a video posted by the Nevada Democratic Party.

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A Tennessee man on Wednesday caused panic as he paced back and forth near a high school in a bulletproof vest with a rifle strapped across his back and a GoPro camera, WSMV-TV reported.

Multiple people called the police when they saw Leonard Embody with a gun near the school, but he was not arrested because he did not walk onto the school grounds. Open carry is legal in Tennessee.

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Former Rep. Jim Traficant (D-OH) was seriously injured when the tractor he was riding on his daughter's farm flipped over on Tuesday, according to WFMJ.

Traficant was pulling the tractor into the barn at his daughter's Mahoning County, Ohio farm. Police told WFMJ that the tractor likely hit a steel blade, causing the tractor to flip over and trap him underneath.

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