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.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Thursday called Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his supporters "domestic terrorists" at an event sponsored by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, according to reporter Jon Ralston.
.@SenatorReid says Bundy "does not recognize the United States." Calls armed folks who backed him " domestic terrorists." Wow.
The Bureau of Land Management on Thursday said that it euthanized two of Cliven Bundy's bulls in the week that led up to the Nevada ranch standoff on Saturday, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
A BLM spokesperson told the Review-Journal that the bulls were a "safety hazard," but did not say why.
Astronomers announced Thursday that they have discovered a planet most similar to earth orbiting a star 500 lightyears away, according to the New York Times.
The planet, Kepler 186f, is larger and colder than earth, but its temperatures lie within the zone that could allow for liquid and therefore life. Scientists can only speculate about this, however, because the star is so far away.
A Florida GOP congressman on Tuesday admitted that it's "absurd" that Republicans have repeatedly called for the repeal of Obamacare without proposing an alternative to reform the nation's health care system.
A constituent confronted Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL) in a Tuesday town hall recorded by Think Progress.
Fox Host Bill O'Reilly on Wednesday claimed that he could have been the Marlboro Man.
"While I was covering the News in Denver, I was approached by a modeling agency to be the Marlboro guy dressed as a cowboy," he said on the "O'Reilly Factor" while lamenting the lack of a public health campaign warning about the dangers of weed.