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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

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) on Tuesday said that he will not march in the city's annual St. Patrick's Day parade because organizers of the event will not allow participants to carry gay pride signs.

"No, I am not planning on marching in the parade," de Blasio said at a press conference. "I will be participating in a number of other events to honor the Irish heritage of this city, but I simply disagree with the organizers of that parade."

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Fox News host Bill O'Reilly on Tuesday said he was unhappy with how some media outlets characterized his questions for President Obama during the pre-Super Bowl interview.

"I was watching the cable competition last night, and the unusual suspects are going, 'Oh! A Republican!' The Associated Press, their headline of the interview was: ‘President Obama Defends Himself from Republican Charges,'" O'Reilly said on "Fox and Friends." "These aren't questions that all Americans should be interested in? No. Just Republicans should be."

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Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Monday said he initially thought the Coca-Cola Super Bowl commercial bashed by some conservatives was an ad organized by the Republican party.

“I thought maybe the Republican leadership was behind the Coke commercial," he said on his show. "That's what I thought when I saw it. I said, 'Whoa, who got hold of this advertising campaign? The Republican leadership's gotta be doing this.'"

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New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan on Monday said that the paper's editors should have noted changes in wording to its story on former Port Authority official David Wildstein's claim that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knew about the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge as they happened last year.

A Friday article initially said that Wildstein "had evidence to prove" that Christie knew about the closures but later changed the wording to "evidence exists," and did not note the change in the article.

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