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

Malaysia Airlines has renamed its "My Ultimate Bucket List Contest" following outcries over the poor name choice.

The airline, which has suffered after two tragedies in the past year, tried to boost sales with a contest and prize of either a free flight or an iPad. The airline asked customers to submit a 500 word response to the question, "What and where would you like to tick off on your bucket list, and explain why."

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A Democratic Congressional candidate on Monday published a tweet from his campaign account stating that Republican lawmakers are worse than the terrorist group Islamic State of Syria and Iraq.

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Two Tennessee state senators joined the conservative charge against the new framework for the AP U.S. History Exam last week, urging the state to review the new version of the test, The Tennessean reported.

Conservatives claim that the new framework for the exam leaves out key historical figures and events, such as the founding fathers and important military commanders.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Saturday dismissed the idea that Republicans may lead the federal government to the brink of a shutdown if President Obama signs an executive order on immigration.

"There is one person and one person only talking about shutting down the government, and that is the White House," Cruz told the Washington Post after he spoke at the Americans For Prosperity's Defending The American Dream Summit in Dallas.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) slammed President Obama's foreign policy approach during a speech at the Americans For Prosperity's Defending The American Dream Summit in Dallas, Tex.

He dinged Obama on his approach to Russia's advances into Ukraine and called on the president to be more aggressive towars Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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