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

A neo-Nazi from Germany's ultra-conservative National Democratic Party joined the European Union's parliament in May and on Monday took a seat on the body's Civil Rights Committee, according to Jewish World News.

Udo Voigt has praised Adolf Hitler as "a great German statesman" and once claimed that "no more than 340,000" Jews died in the Holocaust, as opposed to the 6 million figure agreed on by historians, according to the Guardian.

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House Republicans have proposed a sizable budget for their coveted Benghazi select committee and may spend more to investigate that scandal in 2014 than on the entire Veterans Affairs committee.

The House GOP has requested $3.3 million for the Benghazi committee in 2014 led by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC, pictured) — $2.2 million for Republicans serving on the committee and a little over $1 million for the Democrats, according to a document provided to USA Today by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

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A federal judge on Monday expressed skepticism over Tea Party-aligned group True the Vote's lawsuit seeking election records from the Senate primary runoff between Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R).

Judge Michael Mills issued a show cause order, demanding that the group show why they filed the lawsuit in the northern district of Mississippi, not the southern district.

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Dr. Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon and Fox News contributor, complained on Sunday that Americans who don't know about the Benghazi scandal can vote.

In an interview with World Net Daily, Carson explained that the nation's founder intended for the government to depend "on a well-informed and educated populace," and in doing so lamented that Americans weren't focused on the right scandals.

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) penned an op-ed for CNN on Sunday explaining why he pushing for the House to file a lawsuit against President Obama over his use of executive actions.

"Every member of Congress swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So did President Barack Obama," Boehner began in the op-ed. "But too often over the past five years, the President has circumvented the American people and their elected representatives through executive action, changing and creating his own laws, and excusing himself from enforcing statutes he is sworn to uphold -- at times even boasting about his willingness to do it, as if daring the American people to stop him."

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