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 reverend in Illinois organized a demonstration to hand out condoms outside of a local Hobby Lobby store in order to protest the Supreme Court's ruling on contraception, the Daily Herald reported.

Rev. Mark Winters of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Naperville, Ill., said it started out as a joke in a Facebook, but after he got a great response, he decided to organize a protest.

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In the wake of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, conservatives couldn't resist making a ruling officially about religious liberty into how women will no longer be able to freely have sex on the government's dime.

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh held nothing back on Wednesday when criticizing liberals for considering birth control to be part of preventative care for women.

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On Wednesday, conservative blogger Charles Johnson helped organize a successful attempt to crash a media call held by Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-MS) campaign team by blasting out the information for the conference call on Twitter.

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Fox News professional troll Jesse Watters tried to crash the National Organization for Women conference in Albuquerque, N.M., where he mocked the "war on women" and asked women if they needed help and protection.

"I want to fight in the war on women. Where do I sign up for that?" he asked one conference attendee before showing off his biceps to NOW President Patricia Ireland.

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The sexual assault survivor whose story George Will referenced in his controversial column about rape responded to his characterization of rape, criticizing him for making sexual assault "seem very small."

In his column, Will said that the focus on sexual assault by colleges makes rape a "coveted status that confers privileges." He used an anecdote from Lisa Sendrow, who described her sexual assault in an interview with Philadelphia Magazine, to discuss the "ambiguities of the hookup culture, this cocktail of hormones, alcohol and the faux sophistication of today’s prolonged adolescence of especially privileged young adults."

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Monday slammed President Obama for using executive actions to fix issues with the immigration system following the President's speech railing against House Republicans.

"The crisis at our southern border reminds us all of the critical importance of fixing our broken immigration system. It is sad and disappointing that – faced with this challenge – President Obama won't work with us, but is instead intent on going it alone with executive orders that can't and won't fix these problems," Boehner said in a statement.

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President Obama on Monday announced that he would use his executive authority to shift Department of Homeland Security resources from the interior to the border in a speech eviscerating House Republicans for failing to pass an immigration reform bill.

Obama said that while he waited for the House to bring up a comprehensive bill for a vote, he must deal with the influx of unaccompanied minors at the border through executive action.

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