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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 federal appeals court on Thursday reversed rulings in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky that declared gay marriage bans unconstitutional, therefore upholding the bans in those states.

This is a developing story, which will be updated.

Now that Republicans have control of the Senate, some conservatives are incredibly concerned that the GOP is going to play it too nice.

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh reminded Republicans that they were not elected to do their job so much as to prevent other people from getting anything done.

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Two Republican election judges in Chicago were removed from their positions in the Republican Party on Tuesday, they say, over objecting to robocalls directing them to vote for GOP candidates.

Chicago election judges last weekend received mysterious automated phone calls telling them they either needed additional training or that they needed to vote a particular way to serve as a judge.

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After soaking up all the glory of the 2014 GOP wave, the editors of the conservative National Review issued a stern warning to Republicans: getting too much done could come back to haunt you.

National Review said the idea that Republicans now need to prove their ability to govern is bad politics. The editors mocked Sen. John Thune (R-SD), the No. 3 Republican in the Senate, for urging the GOP to work on issues like immigration reform, trade, and corporate tax reform.

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Fusion host Alicia Menendez was pretty excited to begin six years worth of castration references for incoming Republican Iowa Senator Joni Ernst.

"She’s going to be the first woman to represent Iowa in the U.S. Senate, and she’s going to be seen by many as a rising star within the GOP. And we all want to see her go to Congress and chop their balls off," Menendez said Tuesday night, referencing the Ernst ad in which she talks about her experience castrating hogs.

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