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

Georgia state senators this week introduced a resolution condemning the revised Advanced Placement U.S. History framework and demanding that the College Board return to the old test.

Since the College Board released its revised framework for the course in October 2012, backlash has grown into a conservative movement. After the Republican National Committee adopted a resolution denouncing the new framework and its "its "consistently negative view of American history" in August, numerous states have followed suit.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) would not reveal the odds of him running for president in 2016 on Sunday, but he suggested that he would be an excellent candidate.

"After three elections for governor in four years in a state that hasn’t gone Republican since 1984 for president, I wouldn’t bet against me on anything," Walker said on ABC's "This Week," when host Martha Raddatz asked how likely it is that he will run in 2016.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) leads his GOP rivals among Iowa residents likely to vote in the Iowa caucuses, according to a new Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register poll released Saturday night.

Walker garnered 15 percent support among Iowans, up from only four percent in an October Iowa poll. Fourteen percent favored Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY); 13 percent favored Mitt Romney; 10 percent favored former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R); 9 percent favored Ben Carson; and just 8 percent favored former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R)

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"Saturday Night Live" tackled the sexist football commercials that show women merely preparing food for ungrateful husbands during the Super Bowl.

In the SNL ad, Vanessa Bayer plays a wife focused on tending to her "hungry guys." To keep busy while waiting for her football-loving men to ask for more snacks, she keeps busy with "Totino’s Super Bowl Activity Pack For Women."

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Sunday tried to reconcile his acceptance of gay friends and his fierce opposition to same sex marriage ahead of a potential run for president in 2016.

On "State of the Union," CNN's Dana Bash asked Huckabee about a chapter in his book, "God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy," in which the former governor wrote about his relationships with gay friends.

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The Nebraska Board of Education on Wednesday passed a resolution calling for the resignation of board member Pat McPherson over his controversial blog, but he refused to step down.

McPherson founded the Objective Conservative blog, which referred to President Obama as a "half-breed" numerous times. Although McPherson claims he did not write the controversial posts, he has shut down the blog.

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The Justice Department's inspector general was unable to confirm former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson's claim that a federal government agency hacked into her computer, according to the Washington Post.

In her 2014 memoir "Stonewalled," Attkisson wrote that "either the CIA, FBI, the Defense Intelligence Agency or the National Security Agency" gained access to her computer in order to spy on her.

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