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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

A Republican lawmaker from New Hampshire on Wednesday said that women are paid less than men because they don't work as hard or as often, insisting throughout his speech that his argument was legitimate, despite objections from his fellow lawmakers.

"Men, by and large, make more because of some of the things they do," state Rep. Will Infantine (R) said during a speech on a paycheck fairness bill. "Their jobs are, by and large, riskier. They don’t mind working nights and weekends. They don’t mind working overtime or outdoors."

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Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) is recovering after successful heart surgery on Tuesday, according to a statement from his office.

The senator was diagnosed with acute aortic dissection and admitted for surgery immediately. Doctors said that Boozman responded well to the procedure and is still at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Ark. while he continues to recover.

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Fox News host Bill O'Reilly on Tuesday asked a Cliven Bundy supporter how the "militia" that defended the ranch in its standoff with the federal government this month differs from the Occupy Wall Street movement.

After discussing that Bundy broke the law by refusing to pay his grazing fees, O'Reilly quizzed Scott Shaw, co-founder of the Oklahoma Volunteer Militia, about conscientious objectors.

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House candidate and Wisconsin state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R) on Tuesday said he would reintroduce legislation to ban affirmative action in the state following Tuesday's Supreme Court decision upholding Michigan's ban on factoring race into college admissions.

"People do not realize — the average person does not realize — how extensive race and gender preferences are in our society," he told the Journal Sentinel.

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