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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

After ex-CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson bashed her former employer during an interview on CNN's "Reliable Sources" this weekend, the network responded to her claims that they were less inclined to air stories that could upset some political or corporate interests.

"CBS News maintains the highest journalistic standards in what it chooses to put on the air. Those standards are applied without fear or favor," CBS News spokeswoman Sonya McNair told the Washington Post on Monday.

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The former Latta, S.C. police chief claimed that she was fired last week because she is gay, according to the Associated Press.

"I can't believe that we still have no equal rights. That's the biggest issue. I've been harassed, intimidated. This is the first time it's been this public. I'd tried living a quiet decent life and do what I'm supposed to," former police chief Crystal Moore told WBTW News on Thursday.

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Democratic National Committee chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Sunday said that the candidates nominated in the GOP primaries will hold the Republican party back in the 2014 elections.

"You have the Republican Party who is strangled by the Tea Party. They are weighed down by Republican primaries in which the Tea Party candidates are the likely winners," she said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "And we have countless elections now that Democrats have won because the Republicans have nominated extremists that their voters reject."

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Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) on Sunday bashed the Obama administration's approach toward Russia and Syria.

"I think the administration is basically saying to Russia, 'Look, don't do anything overt. Don't come across the border with 40,000 troops. Don't embarrass us in that way. But you can continue to undermine the sovereignty of Ukraine by doing the things that you've done.'" Corker said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

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New York Times columnist David Brooks on Sunday criticized President Obama's foreign policy in the Middle East and toward Russia.

"Let's face it, Obama, whether deservedly or not, does have a (I'll say it crudely) but a manhood problem in the Middle East: Is he tough enough to stand up to somebody like Assad, somebody like Putin?" Brooks said on NBC's "Meet the Press." " I think a lot of the rap is unfair. But certainly in the Middle East, there's an assumption he's not tough."

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