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

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R) on Monday said that the U.S. Justice Department is more racist than the St. Louis region and placed blame the Obama administration for the protests following the shooting death of Michael Brown.

NewsmaxTV's Steve Malzberg asked Kinder about the reaction in Ferguson, Mo. to the shooting and said that the Obama administration had acted on the "false premise" of "Hands up, don't shoot."

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Potential 2016 candidate and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) last week suggested that President Obama is attempting to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran in order to earn the Nobel Peace Prize he won in 2009.

During an interview on Joe Piscopo's AM970 radio show, "Piscopo In The Morning," Santorum said he was "very thankful" that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Congress about the Iran deal, according to audio posted by Buzzfeed News.

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and former Rep. David Rivera (R-FL) have put the troubled Florida house they co-own on the market for less than they originally paid for it, according to a Politico report.

The house has been a source of embarrassment for Rubio since he purchased it with Rivera in 2005 while they both served in the Florida state legislature. The home faced potential foreclosure during Rubio's 2010 Senate bid, and was then flooded during a tropical storm, according to Politico.

The house was listed last week for $10,000 less than Rubio and Rivera originally paid for it.

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Secretary of State John Kerry bashed the "unprecedented" letter from Republican senators warning Iranian leaders against a nuclear deal with the United States in an interview that aired on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday.

CBS News' Margaret Brennan asked Kerry if he would apologize to the leaders of Iran for the letter sent by 47 Senate Republicans.

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This story out of Arkansas is as convoluted as it is heartbreaking.

Three sisters were removed from their family home due to alleged sexual abuse. They were adopted by a state legislator and his wife, who run a day care called Growing God's Kingdom Preschool. Things do not go well in the new home.

The adoptive parents reportedly came to think the two younger girls were possessed, a claim the parents now deny. An exorcism was allegedly performed. Ultimately the lawmaker and his wife could not handle the girls any longer and wanted to give them back up for adoption. They placed the girls with a former employee of their day care. He allegedly raped the middle sister.

The case became public in part last April, but the extent of the involvement of Arkansas Rep. Justin Harris (R) did not come to light until last week. A pair of deeply reported stories in the Arkansas Times, the alt weekly in Little Rock, exposed the troubling allegations and forced Harris to call a press conference to respond.

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Fox News' "Outnumbered" co-host Andrea Tantaros said on Thursday that Eric Holder is "an attorney general for the criminal" while arguing that the Obama administration is at least partially to blame for the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Mo., early Thursday.

"Eric Holder has proven, time again, he is an attorney general for the criminal, by the criminal, and of the criminals in the United States of America," Tantaros said.

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