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

Mary Lou Bruner has suggested that President Obama was a prostitute and that humans roamed the earth with dinosaurs, all without hurting her status as the frontrunner for an open seat on the Texas Board of Education.

Comments she made recently to a group of superintendents referencing questionable statistics and non-existent meetings with school officials have provided the only glimmer of hope for her opponents that she could be defeated in the runoff election Tuesday.

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Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) have filed a lawsuit seeking an extension for voter registration in the June 7 presidential primary in California, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday.

William Simpich, the attorney that filed the lawsuit, told the LA Times that California voters are confused about the primary process in the state. He said that many voters who are not affiliated with a political party are not aware that they can still vote in the open Democratic primary.

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Reporter Michelle Fields, who left Breitbart News after accusing a top aide to Donald Trump of manhandling her, will cover the Trump campaign for the Huffington Post, CNNMoney reported on Sunday.

"After the tumultuous events of the last few months, I am ready to get back to writing and reporting on what is without question the most bizarrely fascinating presidential race of my lifetime (and, perhaps, any lifetime)," Fields said in a Sunday statement, according to CNN.

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Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) presidential campaign have secured permits to hold rallies near the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

The Sanders backers, who are not officially associated with the campaign, got a four-day permit for rallies at FDR Park, which is located next to the convention venue, the Wells Fargo Center. The city anticipates 30,000 people will attend the gathering, and the organizers told the Wall Street Journal that they're hoping for more.

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Michigan state House Speaker Kevin Cotter may have to testify during court proceedings in the criminal case against former Michigan state representatives Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat, who left the legislature last year after attempting to cover up their affair.

The Tea Party representatives were hit with felony charges for allegedly lying to state officials about their extramarital affair together.

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Legislators in Oklahoma have taken the freakout over the Obama administration's guidance on accommodating transgender students to a new level with legislation aimed at undermining the guidelines and a resolution calling for the President's impeachment.

Legislation introduced on Thursday by Republican lawmakers in the state senate and house would provide religious accommodations for students who do not want to share a bathroom with transgender students.

Schools would have to provide a restroom only used by people with the same sex "as identified at birth" for students who request a religious accommodation, and the bill states that letting those students use a single-occupancy restroom "shall not be an allowable accommodation."

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During a fundraiser to help New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) retire his campaign debt on Thursday night, Donald Trump told the governor that he was banned from eating Oreos.

While discussing trade, Trump referenced Oreos, which Trump swore off in August when Oreo's parent company added production plants in Mexico and downsized operations in Chicago.

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After Hillary Clinton on Thursday said that Donald Trump is not qualified to be president, the two presidential candidates launched into a back and forth over the Republican presidential candidate's proposed Muslim ban and comments in support of using torture.

During an interview on CNN, Clinton criticized Trump's proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States, as well as other "irresponsible, reckless, dangerous comments."

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