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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. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday accused the United Nations of anti-semitism over the Human Rights Council's decision to investigate whether Israel violated international law during its ground operation in Gaza.

"I would, when it came to Israel, condemn the UN Human Rights report that holds Israel responsible for the activity here," Graham said on CNN's "State of the Union." "The UN Human Rights report is a joke. The UN is becoming more anti-Israeli, anti-Semitic."

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said that Hamas is violating the cease-fire it called for on Sunday morning.

“Hamas doesn’t even accept it’s own cease-fire. It’s continuing to fire at us as we speak," he said on CNN's "State of the Union." “Hamas is simply continuing all its operations, and Israel will not let this terror operation decide when it’s convenient for them and not convenient for them to attack our people."

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The New York Times editorial board on Saturday called on the federal government to legalize marijuana, comparing the ban on weed to Prohibition.

"It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which people kept drinking, otherwise law-abiding citizens became criminals and crime syndicates arose and flourished," the Times wrote in an editorial in the paper's Sunday Review. "It has been more than 40 years since Congress passed the current ban on marijuana, inflicting great harm on society just to prohibit a substance far less dangerous than alcohol."

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The Army War College on Thursday said that the school would look into allegations that Sen. John Walsh (D-MT) plagiarized parts of his 2007 master's thesis and may revoke his degree.

The college will put together a review board, and Walsh will be able to submit materials for consideration, according to a War College statement to NBC Montana. After the board conducts its review, the school's deputy commandant will decided whether or not to revoke Walsh's degree.

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Thursday called Wednesday's botched execution in Arizona "torture."

"I believe in the death penalty for certain crimes. But that is not an acceptable way of carrying it out. And people who were responsible should be held responsible," he told Politico. "The lethal injection needs to be an indeed lethal injection and not the bollocks-upped situation that just prevailed. That’s torture."

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and two other groups on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the mayor of Warren, Mich., who banned an atheist group from setting up a station alongside one run by a prayer group in the city hall atrium.

Mayor Jim Fouts said that the group's "reason station" would be opposed to prayer and compared atheists to Nazis and members of the Ku Klux Klan.

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The Black Hawk County, Iowa Democrats posted a message to their Facebook page earlier this month calling President Ronald Reagan a "white supremacist," according to the Iowa county's Republican Party.

Black Hawk County GOP Chairman Scott Adkins in Wednesday a statement called the post "offensive and extremely disrespectful to the Reagan family," according to the DesMoines Register.

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The Texas judge hearing True the Vote's lawsuit over access to poll books from the U.S. Senate runoff primary in Mississippi questioned the group's motives for suing Mississippi officials, according to the Clarion-Ledger.

True the Vote, a Tea-Party aligned group focused on voter fraud, says it was denied access to records in nine counties, prompting the organization to sue the Mississippi secretary of State and state Republican Party.

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