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

Senate Republicans published a tweet on Tuesday evening honoring Abraham Lincoln on the anniversary of his assassination, but they goofed it by making it seem as though they felt "indebted" to Lincoln's assassination, not the former president himself.

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An Arizona police officer rammed into a suspect with his patrol car in February in order to stop the suspect's alleged crime spree, according to two dashcam videos released by police on Tuesday.

In one of the videos released, a gunshot can be heard as the suspect, Mario Valencia, can be seen walking on a sidewalk in Marana, Ariz.

According to CBS, Marana police said that Valencia had stolen a gun from a Walmart after allegedly robbing a convenience store, setting fire to a church, and breaking into a home and a car.

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CNN host Jake Tapper asked presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) how he can appeal to younger voters and oppose legalizing same-sex marriage.

"You are casting yourself as a candidate of a new generation. But there is an issue where you are very out of step with younger voters, even younger Republican voters," Tapper said to Rubio on "The Lead," noting that a majority of young Republicans support gay marriage. "On that issue, same-sex marriage, senator, you're the candidate of yesterday."

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Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw on Monday addressed the controversy surrounding his successor, Brian Williams, who was suspended from NBC amid allegations that Williams embellished stories about his reporting in Iraq.

According to CNN, Brokaw said at an event at University of Chicago's Institute of Politics that William's suspension has been "a very, very difficult time" at NBC News. He did not reveal any details or updates about the NBC investigation into Williams' storytelling.

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A black resident of North Charlseton, S.C., on Friday sued Michael Thomas Slager, the police officer charged with the murder of Walter Scott, for allegedly using a taser on him during an August 2013 traffic stop.

Julius Wilson filed the lawsuit against three officers, including Slager, as well as the North Charleston Police Department and Police Chief Eddie Driggers, according to The Guardian.

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Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) on Monday criticized Congress on the House floor for its lack of response to numerous police shootings, including the shooting death of unarmed black man Walter Scott in South Carolina.

"It feels like open season on black men in America and I’m outraged. In fact, all Americans are at risk when bad actors in law enforcement use their guns instead of their heads," Johnson said during a floor speech, according to a video posted by Roll Call.

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Fox News host Bill O'Reilly said Monday night that Hillary Clinton has an edge in the 2016 presidential election because white men and Christians are under attack in the U.S.

"Working Americans are still struggling to make money in the marketplace and our traditional American values are under siege nearly everywhere. If you’re a Christian or a white man in the U.S.A., it’s open season on you. Therefore Hillary Clinton has an advantage," he said on "The O'Reilly Factor."

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Republican strategist Ana Navarro on Sunday said that she is tired of Hillary Clinton's "woman thing" during a discussion about Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign on CNN's "State of the Union."

"I’m frankly fascinated by how it’s playing out this time," Navarro said, "because it’s so different from 2008, where she did not embrace the historical moment of being a woman."

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