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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

The Orange County School Board last week discussed reversing its policy that allows religious groups to hand out materials at public schools after the Satanic Temple began handing out coloring books to students, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

"This really has, frankly, gotten out of hand," board chairman Bill Sublette said during a workshop on Thursday. "I think we've seen a group or groups take advantage of the open forum we've had."

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An Arizona wedding planner last week refused to work with a same-sex couple once she realized that they were gay.

Kenyata White found Susan Latimer's wedding planning business online and started working with Latimer to plan a December wedding. White referred to her fiancée Chrystal Allen just as her fiancée during the first stages of the planning process.

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President Obama on Sunday condemned the Islamic State's killing of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig.

"Today we offer our prayers and condolences to the parents and family of Abdul-Rahman Kassig, also known to us as Peter. We cannot begin to imagine their anguish at this painful time," Obama said in a statement. "Abdul-Rahman was taken from us in an act of pure evil by a terrorist group that the world rightly associates with inhumanity. Like Jim Foley and Steven Sotloff before him, his life and deeds stand in stark contrast to everything that ISIL represents."

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Former senior White House adviser David Axelrod on Sunday had a frank response to the recently surfaced comments made by MIT professor Jonathan Gruber, who helped craft the health care law.

In the video, Gruber said that Obamacare passed due to a "lack of transparency" about the bill and the "stupidity of the American voter."

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Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Matthews Burwell on Sunday said that 100,000 people have submitted applications for Obamacare during the new open enrollment period.

On NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd also asked Burwell about comments made by MIT professor Jonathan Gruber, who helped draft the Affordable Care Act, which surfaced recently. Gruber said the law passed due to a "lack of transparency" and called American voters stupid.

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Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) on Sunday said she wasn't thrilled about President Obama's immigration executive action, but she was less thrilled with the GOP's approach to the issue.

On CBS' "Face the Nation," host Bob Schieffer asked McCaskill if she was okay with Obama's plan, or if an executive order would be "a poke in the eye."

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After comedian Bill Cosby responded with silence on Saturday to a question about sexual assault allegations made against him, his lawyer said that Cosby will not be commenting on the accusations.

"Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced. The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true. Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment," Cosby's lawyer, John P. Schmitt, said in a Sunday statement.

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Saturday Night Live on Saturday imagined a "bourbon summit" between President Obama and new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

The two prove that with a drink or nine they can certainly get along, even though they still can't actually work together.

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