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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

Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday said that the terrorist attacks in France last week show that attacks against the U.S. are still a threat.

"Although there's not a specific credible threat that I can point to, I certainly think that the environment has changed over the years. We have decimated core Al Qaeda and I think we have decreased if not eliminated their ability to do the kinds of things that they did on September the 11th," he said on ABC's "This Week."

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) will propose tax revenue increases in order to address the state's budget shortfall, the Wichita Eagle reported on Saturday.

Brownback announced last month that he would initiate budget cuts to help fill the large budget deficit projected to reach $279 million by June 2015. Jon Hummel, the governor's chief of staff, told the Eagle that the governor would specifically target the state's education budget.

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Fox News' "The Five" co-host Eric Bolling on Friday suggested that liberals who have been showing solidarity with Charlie Hebdo following the Paris attack are hypocritical for now championing free speech.

"The Five" co-host Greg Gutfeld referenced instances in which conservatives like Condoleeza Rice have backed out of speeches on college campuses after student protests to argue that liberals squash free speech in the U.S.

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Local and federal law enforcement officials are investigating an explosion on Tuesday near the office of the NAACP Colorado Springs chapter.

Investigators are examining an improvised explosive device made with a gas cannister that went off near the building that houses the NAACP chapter and a hair salon. And authorities are looking for a a person of interest described as a "Caucasian male, approximately 40 years of age, and balding."

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A Pennsylvania grand jury on Thursday recommended charges against state Attorney General Kathleen Kane (D) for allegedly leaking materials to the press from an old grand jury investigation, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

The grand jury decided that there was evidence to suggest that Kane, a Democratic rising star, leaked secret grand jury information to the Philadelphia Daily News about a 2009 investigation into the financial affairs of J. Whyatt Mondesire, who was the head of the Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP at the time. The panel concluded that Kane shared the grand jury information in an attempt to embarrass political rivals.

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It seems the chair of the Alabama Democratic Party gave her friends and colleagues a little too much information in her annual holiday letter.

During a long-winded tale about her knee injury, Chairwoman Nancy Worley threw in a paragraph about how she got stuck on her toilet, according to a copy of the letter received by Alabama Media Group columnist Kyle Whitmire.

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