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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

New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. on Saturday clarified that former executive editor Jill Abramson was not fired over a dispute about compensation.

After Abramson was suddenly fired from the Times last week, reports that she recently confronted management about being paid less than her male predecessors began to circulate.

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Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Thursday said that Hillary Clinton's "only and greatest achievement" is that she's a woman, and that's why many Democrats are eager for her to run for president.

During his show, Limbaugh discussed a recent video in which young people excited about the possibility of Clinton running struggled to name any of her concrete achievements as secretary of state.

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New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. told his staff in a memo on Thursday that his decision to fire Executive Editor Jill Abramson had nothing to do with pay and that she was not compensated less than her predecessors.

The memo, obtained by the Huffington Post and Politico, was sent following reports that Abramson had approached Times management about compensation not long before her Wednesday firing. The reports indicated she had inquired about being paid less than her predecessor, Bill Keller.

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"Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace said on Thursday that GOP strategist Karl Rove "knew exactly what he was doing" when he suggested that Hillary Clinton suffered a "traumatic brain injury."

"My guess is, even if he knows that there’s no indication that she has brain damage, he probably is laughing himself to sleep at night thinking, 'Well, I got the Clintons on the front page and she’s a target now, and that’s kind of what I want to accomplish right now,'" Wallace said Fox News Radio's "Kilmeade and Friends," according to a Media Matters recording.

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A South Carolina man was killed on Wednesday after he put on a bulletproof vest, asked his friend to shoot him, and the friend allegedly missed the vest, according to television station WYFF.

Blake Wardell, 26, was with a few friends at a home in Anderson County, S.C. when they decided to try on the bulletproof vest and have someone shoot it, deputy coroner Don McCown told Fox affilliate WHNS.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has rejected the state attorney general's request for a stay of a judge's ruling that overturned Arkansas' constitutional ban on gay marriage.

The high court on Wednesday turned down the request from Attorney General Dustin McDaniel that would have halted the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses.

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Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) on Wednesday slammed conservative pundit Ann Coulter for mocking #BringBackOurGirls and Michelle Obama's participation in the social media campaign.

Yarmuth called Coulter a "despicable human being" when asked about her attempt to make fun of the hashtag during an event to raise awareness about the almost 300 Nigerian girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, according to radio station WFPL.

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Stephen Colbert on Tuesday mocked the conservative backlash over the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign, which seeks to draw attention to almost 300 girls kidnapped from a school Nigeria.

"Folks, it's refreshing to see a hashtag campaign that has nothing to do with firing me," he said on "The Colbert Report," referencing the #CancelColbert campaign started after Colbert's Twitter account posted an out-of-context joke about Asian stereotypes.

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