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 president of Old Dominion College in Norfolk, Virginia, as well as members of the school student government, condemned students' banners hung on an off-campus house welcoming freshmen women and their mothers to school.

The signs included the message, "Rowdy and fun; Hope your baby girl is ready for a good time." Another banner marked the house as "Freshman daughter drop-off," with an additional sign welcoming people to "Go ahead and drop off mom too." A picture of the signs circulated on Facebook over the weekend, and the original post with the photo has been deleted, according to The Huffington Post.

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Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the publisher of the New York Times, will step down from his post within the next six years, by the time he turns 70, the paper confirmed to New York Magazine.

Times policy dictates that Sulzberger (pictured above) may remain chairman of the board until he is 70, and New York Magazine reported that the paper will likely choose the next publisher in the next couple of years.

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After retiring from "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart took a spin as host of the WWE's Summer Slam, where he joked backstage with his son and interfered with a fight in the ring.

"You know, I’ve spent the past 16 years talking about politics," Stewart said during his opening monologue. "It’s nice to be back in reality. Let me tell you the difference between politics and what you’re going to see tonight. The WWE performers you will see tonight, they respect their audience."

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The hosts of "Fox and Friends" on Sunday morning were outraged by a Tennessee school's decision to ban students from displaying any flag due to the renewed controversy over the Confederate flag.

Though students in Dickson County, Tennessee, will not be able to display banners, including the Confederate flag, though officials will allow schools to display American flags on flag poles.

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Rupert Murdoch suggested on Sunday night that he would like an alternative billionaire to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race, urging former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to throw his hat into the ring.

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Two days after a Boston man allegedly cited Donald Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric as a reason for beating and urinating on a homeless Mexican immigrant, the presidential candidate finally condemned the crime on Friday.

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Although George W. Bush has largely shied away from appearing with his brother on the campaign trail, the former president on Thursday sent a fundraising email on behalf of Jeb Bush's presidential campaign.

"My brother will be a tremendous President. He is a proven leader with an optimistic outlook and a clear, conservative agenda for America's future," George W. Bush wrote in the email. "He's got a tough road ahead -- take it from someone who's been there. With his strengths and your support, he will succeed."

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Donald Trump lashed out at ABC reporter Tom Llamas on Thursday after the network aired segments critical of the presidential candidate's use of the term "anchor babies" to describe the children of undocumented immigrants.

During a Wednesday town hall in New Hampshire, Llamas grilled Trump on the term.

"Are you aware that the term 'anchor baby' — that's an offensive term. People find that hurtful," Llamas said to Trump.

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Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) on Thursday insisted that he never compared the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage to the decision that upheld slavery.

During an event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Santorum was asked about the comparison to the Dred Scott ruling and how he would address the court's decision if elected President.

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