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

After the the Mesa, Ariz. high school yearbook devoted two pages to teen parents, some school parents complained about the message the school was sending to their kids.

“It makes it look cute," parent Shelly Adams told 12 News. "And it's wonderful that they're still in school and they're trying to finish up their education, but at the same time, it doesn't really convey the reality of what they are going through."

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A Florida GOP lawmaker on said in a March speech that officials hired to implement Common Core standards will turn kids gay, Think Progress reported on Monday.

During a speech at the Operation Education Conference in Orlando, state Rep. Charles Van Zant (R) warned attendees against American Institutes for Research, which Florida has hired to create state testing based on Common Core standards.

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A federal judge on Monday ruled that Utah must recognize the marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples before the Supreme Court issued a stay on the December ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.

"These legal uncertainties and lost rights cause harm each day that the marriage is not recognized," Judge Dale Kimball wrote in his opinion, according to the Associated Press.

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The sudden firing of New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson ignited a media firestorm, but Ira Glass was apparently unfazed.

After the Peabody Awards on Monday, New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer blog asked Glass, the host and producer of the radio show "This American Life," about Abramson's dismissal from the Times, which was the first he had heard of the news.

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Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-MS) campaign on Sunday released a voicemail of primary challenger state Sen. Chris McDaniel's campaign manager calling the Cochran campaign about the arrest of a pro-McDaniel blogger.

The voicemail appears to contradicts McDaniel's statement about the arrest. He told The Hill that he didn't hear about Clayton Kelly, who was arrested for breaking into Cochran's wife Rose's nursing home to take a photo of her, until Saturday morning. Yet in the voicemail McDaniel campaign manager Melanie Sojourner said that she learned of the arrest on Friday night.

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