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

Democratic State Rep. Paul Davis' lead over Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has decreased among likely voters, according to a Rasmussen poll released Monday.

In the Monday poll, 47 percent said they would vote for Davis and 43 percent said they would vote for Brownback. In an August Rasmussen poll, 51 percent of likely voters said they favored Davis and 41 percent said they favored Brownback.

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The St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy will offer a course for police offers in October to teach them how to "win with the media" when dealing with the aftermath of an officer-involved shooting.

The course will cover the shooting of Ferguson, Mo. teen Michael Brown. The flyer promoting the class called Brown's death "tragic," but promised that the course would be "highly entertaining."

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South Park aired a season 18 preview in which the show takes on the controversy over the Washington Redskins' name during the team's Sunday game.

In the promo, Redskins owner Dan Snyder asks that other companies stop using the team's name because it's "offensive to us" and "derogatory."

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Sen. Mary Landrieu helped a Louisiana State University fan with a keg stand on Saturday during a tailgate party ahead of the school's football game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Landrieu was campaigning on campus and decided to attend the tailgate afterward. Fans asked her to do a keg stand herself, and she instead held the spigot for someone else, according to Roll Call.

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Republican strategist Ana Navarro on Sunday criticized Democrats for the apparent attacks on Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, suggesting those out to get her are sexist.

"And you want to talk about war on women. Why don't we talk about the war that Democrats waged this week against the woman who heads the DNC," Navarro said during a panel discussion on ABC's "This Week." "You saw all sorts of gossip and you saw all sorts of innuendo against Debbie Wasserman Schultz."

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An Illinois judge this week ruled that a police SWAT team was within its rights to raid the house of a man who ran a Twitter parody account based on the Peoria, Ill. mayor, according to The Guardian.

In April, four SWAT officers entered the house of Jacob Elliott's Peoria house after the city's mayor alerted the police to a Twitter account @peoriamayor, a fake account that depictedMayor Jim Artisas a drunk and a drug user.

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