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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

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Tuesday responded to former CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden, who claimed that the Senate Intelligence Committee Chair's investigation into the CIA's enhanced interrogation program was "emotional" and not necessarily "objective."

Feinstein said Hayden's remarks were "nonsense" and "stereotypical," according to The Hill. She said that Hayden's reaction to her criticisms of the CIA was "an old male fallback position."

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CNN has been relentlessly mocked for its nonstop coverage of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, but Fox News host Greta Van Susteren on Tuesday defended the network's devotion to the story.

"Do you really think, if CNN had not done so much coverage, with its big platform, that Malaysia, Australia and even our own country would have gone the extra mile looking for that flight? I don’t. I think they would have given up a long time ago. The media spotlight is extremely powerful," she wrote in a blog post titled "I guess I am the only one defending CNN on this one."

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The husband of the staffer caught kissing Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA) says that while the congressman ran as a religious man who cherished family values, he wasn't actually religious.

"I know his beliefs. When he ran one of his commercials, he said 'I need your prayers,' and I asked, 'When did you get religious?' He said, 'When I needed votes,'" Heath Peacock, 34, told CNN Tuesday. "He broke out the religious card and he's about the most non-religious person I know."

“He has wrecked my life,” Peacock added. “We’re headed for divorce.”

“It was just a kiss, that was all it was, but it embarrassed me and my family. This guy has turned my life upside down," he said.

The couple has been married for six years and have a 6-year-old son, according to CNN.

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Liz Cheney has been fiercely defending her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney (R), over reports on the Senate's investigation into CIA torture under the Bush-Cheney administration.

On Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that Dick Cheney "set a tone and an attitude for the CIA" and that he was "proud" of his involvement in CIA's decision to use enhanced interrogation techniques.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) took a swing at Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for his comments about the unemployed and inner city culture.

In a March speech at the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor’s Humphrey-Mondale Dinner, Warren referenced Ryan's comments that safety net programs like unemployment insurance can become a "hammock that ends up lulling people in their lives into dependency and complacency."

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Artists have installed a giant portrait of a young drone strike victim in the Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa region of Pakistan.

The project, "Not A Bug Splat," aims to put a face on drone strikes, which regularly occur in this region of Pakistan. The work was done by Inside Out, a group associated with JR, the artist popular for posting large black-and-white photographs in public places.

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