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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

A federal judge on Monday ruled that Utah must recognize the marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples before the Supreme Court issued a stay on the December ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.

"These legal uncertainties and lost rights cause harm each day that the marriage is not recognized," Judge Dale Kimball wrote in his opinion, according to the Associated Press.

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The sudden firing of New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson ignited a media firestorm, but Ira Glass was apparently unfazed.

After the Peabody Awards on Monday, New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer blog asked Glass, the host and producer of the radio show "This American Life," about Abramson's dismissal from the Times, which was the first he had heard of the news.

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Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-MS) campaign on Sunday released a voicemail of primary challenger state Sen. Chris McDaniel's campaign manager calling the Cochran campaign about the arrest of a pro-McDaniel blogger.

The voicemail appears to contradicts McDaniel's statement about the arrest. He told The Hill that he didn't hear about Clayton Kelly, who was arrested for breaking into Cochran's wife Rose's nursing home to take a photo of her, until Saturday morning. Yet in the voicemail McDaniel campaign manager Melanie Sojourner said that she learned of the arrest on Friday night.

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Mitt Romney slammed the Wolfeboro, N.H. police commissioner for calling President Obama the n-word and refusing to apologize.

“The vile epithet used and confirmed by the commissioner has no place in our community,” Romney, who owns a vacation home in Wolfeboro, said in a statement to the Boston Herald published on Saturday. “He should apologize and resign.”

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A congressional candidate for Arizona's first district seat on Saturday said that most people who carry out mass shootings are Democrats, the Arizona Daily Star reported.

"It is totally ridiculous if you look at all the fiascos that have occurred, 99 percent of them have been by Democrats pulling their guns out and shooting people. So I don’t think you have a problem with the Republicans," candidate Gary Kiehne said during a debate, according to the Arizona Daily Star.

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