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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 campaign to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to run for president in 2016 announced on Tuesday that it will suspend the effort next week.

The Run Warren Run campaign, organized by MoveOn.org and Democracy for America, will deliver a petition with more than 365,000 signatures to Warren urging her to run before shutting down the campaign. Warren has repeatedly said that she will not run for president in 2016.

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Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Monday night bashed media coverage of the Duggar family following allegations that Josh Duggar molested underage girls while he was a teenager.

After playing a CNN clip noting that several Republicans have posed for pictures with Josh Duggar in the past, Kelly lambasted the media for "trying to make this the problem of the Republican presidential field."

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The Garden Valley School school district in Idaho purchased four rifles and 2,000 rounds of ammunition to help school officials protect students against potential threats, Idaho television station KBOI reported on Saturday.

"We just have to protect our kids and we didn't want to do it in a haphazard way," Garden Valley School District Superintendent Marc Gee told KBOI.

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) lambasted Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday for delaying the Senate's vote to extend some provisions of the Patriot Act, allowing the National Security Agency's power to collect American's phone records in bulk to lapse.

"I know what this is about — I think it’s very clear – this is, to some degree, a fundraising exercise," McCain said, according to Politico. "He obviously has a higher priority for his fundraising and political ambitions than for the security of the nation."

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Wheaton College on Sunday removed the name of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) from the school's Center for Economics, Government, and Public Policy.

Hastert was indicted last week over an alleged agreement to pay $3.5 million in hush money to an unidentified individual to keep them quiet about "prior misconduct."

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Marilyn Mosby, the prosecutor in the Freddie Gray case, appeared on "Judge Judy" as a college student, according to the Baltimore Sun.

The Marlyand state's attorney's office confirmed to the Baltimore Sun that Mosby, nee James, was awarded $1731.90 to pay for damage to her house. appeared on the show in 2000 while she was a student at Tuskegee University after a neighbor broke down her door and trashed her apartment.

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The Illinois House has suspended an effort to place a statue of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R) in the Illinois Capitol after Hastert asked lawmakers not to spend state funds on the project, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Hastert was indicted on Thursday for paying $3.5 million in hush money to someone from the town where he taught high school to keep them quiet about "prior misconduct."

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