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

A Republican staffer apologized on Friday for comments she made about the way Sasha and Malia Obama dressed for the turkey pardoning ceremony on Wednesday.

Elizabeth Lauten, the communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN), wrote in a Facebook post that the Obama girls did not dress with "class" and looked like they were dressed for "a spot at a bar."

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Wisconsin state Rep. Bill Kramer (R) was sentenced to five months in prison on Tuesday after he was charged with two counts of sexual assault, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

Outside a Republican Party event in Musekgo, Wis., in 2011, Kramer allegedly shoved a woman against a car, groped and kissed her, and made lewd comments, as she told him to stop and tried to free herself from his grip.

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An Oklahoma school district cancelled plans to offer a religious course created by Hobby Lobby President Steve Green following outcry from activists, according to Raw Story.

The Mustang Public Schools district approved the religious elective, "The Book: The Bible’s History, Narrative and Impact," in April after meeting with Green and his curriculum team from the Museum of the Bible.

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX), who did not seek re-election due to his failed Senate bid, is trying to make a name for himself before he leaves office.

The congressman introduced a bill last week that would require the National Science Foundation "study the effect of the Earth's magnetic field on the weather." The legislation would also have Congress acknowledge that a "decrease in magnetic fields could impact global temperatures"

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