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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

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday said that "homosexual advocates" were bullying Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) to veto a controversial anti-gay bill that's been described by some state Republicans as religious freedom legislation.

"Religious beliefs, as Allah knows, religious beliefs can't be used to stop anything the left wants to impose, unless they're Muslim religious beliefs, then we have to honor those," he said on his show. "But any other religious beliefs, not permitted, the left will not allow them."

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Sen. Pat Roberts' (R-KS) campaign on Monday criticized Tea Party challenger Dr. Milton Wolf for prioritizing profits over patients, citing a lawsuit against Wolf's practice, according to the Kansas City Star.

A former employee of Radiance Alliance sued the practice for allegedly creating an illegal "price-fixing scheme" for x-rays and other services that would raise prices and limit competition.

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A South Dakota state lawmaker and U.S. Senate candidate is pushing a bill that would ban "sex-selective" abortions, implying that the state needs the measure to keep Asian-American women from aborting female children, according to Mother Jones.

"Many of you know I spent 18 years in Asia," Rep. Stace Nelson (R) said last week when discussing the bill. "And sadly, I can tell you that the rest of the world does not value the lives of women as much as I value the lives of my daughters."

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A blind man in Florida who was acquitted after shooting his friend to death under Florida's "stand your ground" law got his guns back on Thursday, according to WESH Orlando.

Police confiscated both of John Wayne Rogers' guns when he was arrested for shooting a friend in the chest during a fight in his Geneva, Fla. home in March 2012. He was granted immunity after citing Florida's "stand your ground" law in January.

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Virginia state Sen. Steve Martin (R) believes that pregnant women looking to have abortions are just the baby's "host."

"You can count on me to never get in the way of you 'preventing' an unintentional pregnancy," he wrote in a Facebook post last week. "However, once a child does exist in your womb, I'm not going to assume a right to kill it just because the child's host (some refer to them as mothers) doesn't want it."

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Milton Wolf, the Senate candidate criticized Sunday for once posting graphic x-ray images of injuries on Facebook and then poking fun at them, said that he joked about the images as a way to cope with tragedy he sees as a doctor.

"We all try to get through difficult things. I suppose humor in of itself is just that. If you stop and think about it, every single joke that exists, or everything you've ever laughed about is at somebody else's expense. It's at someone else's pain," he told Breitbart News in an interview published Monday. "And I think we use humor to try to deal with difficult situations."

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