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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

During a "Fox News Sunday" debate on same-sex marriage, host Chris Wallace and Ted Olson, a Republican lawyer and gay marriage advocate, teamed up to press Family Research Council president Tony Perkins on his fierce opposition to marriage equality.

"Marriage is not to affirm adults, it’s for the protection of children," Perkins argued at the beginning of the discussion. "And if love is the only factor, where do you draw the boundaries?"

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) criticized President Obama and his economic advisors for siding with Wall Street during the financial crisis.

"He picked his economic team and when the going got tough, his economic team picked Wall Street," she said in an interview with Salon published Sunday.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the CDC's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, on Sunday said that the health care worker who contracted Ebola after caring for the Dallas patient with the virus must have violated protocol.

"Well, certainly there have to have been an inadvertent, innocent breach of the protocol of taking care of a patient within the personal protective equipment. That extremely rarely happens," Fauci said on ABC's "This Week."

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A Washington, D.C., judge ruled on Thursday that a man who took pictures up women's skirts at the Lincoln Memorial did not violate her privacy, Washington area TV station WJLA reported.

"This Court finds that no individual clothed and positioned in such a manner in a public area in broad daylight in the presence of countless other individuals could have a reasonable expectation of privacy," Judge Juliet McKenna wrote in her ruling dismissing the case against Christopher Cleveland.

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The conservative movement has homed in on an unlikely source: the way that AP U.S. History is taught. Since the College Board initially released a revised framework in October 2012, it has sparked an incredible backlash — mainly among conservatives — who dubbed it unpatriotic and "revisionist." Last week, after a local school board rebuked the new framework, students and teachers staged a dramatic walkout.

This can largely be traced to one man: Retired history teacher Larry Krieger, has been at the forefront of the fight against the College Board's new framework for about a year. After Krieger criticized the framework, the College Board publicly defended the changes and recently clarified the instructions for teachers in hopes of mollifying critics. That doesn't appear to be enough for Krieger.

"They did not actually change so much as one word," Krieger told TPM. "I had hoped that the College Board would be responsive to the growing outcry for changes."

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