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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

"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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A Texas mother recently voiced opposition to a book about poverty she described as "Marxist," prompting a committee in Highland Park to review whether the book is appropriate for students.

Meg Bakich originally challenged "The Working Poor: Invisible in America" in December, the Dallas Morning News reported last week. In a recent interview, Bakich told online talk show "Women on the Wall" that she felt it was inappropriate for students to read about social issues in English class.

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