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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

"Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace on Sunday quizzed House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on his decision to invite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress.

Boehner invited Netanyahu without consulting the White House, leading numerous congressional Democrats to boycott the speech.

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A spokesman for the United States Special Operations Command on Thursday cast doubt on Brian Williams' stories about flying into Iraq with SEAL Team 6, the team that later raided Osama bin Laden's compound in 2011.

The "NBC Nightly News" anchor admitted last week that a separate story about flying on a helicopter that was shot down in Iraq in 2003 was bogus. That prompted the Huffington Post on Thursday to publish an article that called into question Williams' other war stories.

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In the wake of the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011, NBC News anchor Brian Williams came out with a surprising tale: he had embedded with the special forces team that carried out the raid several years before bin Laden's death.

But with his admission last week that a story he repeatedly told about the Iraq War had been bogus, his accounts of having spent time with SEAL Team 6 are now being called into question.

During three separate appearances on CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman" in recent years, the NBC News anchor claimed that in 2003 he flew on a helicopter with SEAL Team 6, which later carried out the mission to kill bin Laden.

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The Nebraska state Senate this week tabled a gun permit bill that would have recognized military members' same-sex spouses despite the state's ban on gay marriage.

While debating a bill that would have made it easier for out-of-state military spouses to acquire conceal carry permits last week, state senators approved an amendment that would allow any military spouse recognized by the federal government to apply for a permit.

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A Florida school district on Tuesday banned the distribution of religious materials from outside organizations after a Satanic group tried to hand out coloring books to students, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

The Orange County school district, which includes Orlando, had allowed religious groups to hand out materials each year on Religious Freedom Day. The Christian group World Changers distributed Bibles to students, and the board allowed the Central Florida Freethought Community to hand out atheist materials last year after the group won a lawsuit.

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A Republican Montana lawmaker looking to expand the state's indecent exposure law thinks that yoga pants should be banned in public, but stopped short of proposing a ban.

State Rep. David Moore (R) on Tuesday introduced a bill that would ban any public nipple exposure (including men's) and "any device, costume, or covering that gives the appearance of, or simulates, the genitals, pubic hair, anus region, or pubic hair region," according to Mother Jones.

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