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.

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A Republican Missouri official said that she meant "no ill intent" toward President Obama when she asked on her Facebook page if the U.S. military was able to oust the president.

In a Facebook post last week, Jefferson County Recorder of Deeds Debbie Dunnegan referred to Obama as "our domestic enemy," according to a screenshot published by Progress Missouri.

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Jefferson County, Colo., students held another protest against the school board's proposal to review the new AP U.S. History curriculum on Saturday, despite the board's recent decision to include students in the process.

Students and parents rallied in a Littleton, Colo. park to protest the board's push to make the course more patriotic, CBS Denver reported. They said that the school board's move to put students and teachers on the review board for the course wasn't enough.

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During a "Fox News Sunday" debate on same-sex marriage, host Chris Wallace and Ted Olson, a Republican lawyer and gay marriage advocate, teamed up to press Family Research Council president Tony Perkins on his fierce opposition to marriage equality.

"Marriage is not to affirm adults, it’s for the protection of children," Perkins argued at the beginning of the discussion. "And if love is the only factor, where do you draw the boundaries?"

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) criticized President Obama and his economic advisors for siding with Wall Street during the financial crisis.

"He picked his economic team and when the going got tough, his economic team picked Wall Street," she said in an interview with Salon published Sunday.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the CDC's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, on Sunday said that the health care worker who contracted Ebola after caring for the Dallas patient with the virus must have violated protocol.

"Well, certainly there have to have been an inadvertent, innocent breach of the protocol of taking care of a patient within the personal protective equipment. That extremely rarely happens," Fauci said on ABC's "This Week."

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A Washington, D.C., judge ruled on Thursday that a man who took pictures up women's skirts at the Lincoln Memorial did not violate her privacy, Washington area TV station WJLA reported.

"This Court finds that no individual clothed and positioned in such a manner in a public area in broad daylight in the presence of countless other individuals could have a reasonable expectation of privacy," Judge Juliet McKenna wrote in her ruling dismissing the case against Christopher Cleveland.

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