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 denounced the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Mo., in a statement on Thursday.

"This heinous assault on two brave law enforcement officers was inexcusable and repugnant. I condemn violence against any public safety officials in the strongest terms, and the Department of Justice will never accept any threats or violence directed at those who serve and protect our communities," Holder said.

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A member of the same fraternity that was recently banned from the University of Oklahoma over a racist chant reportedly took to Twitter this week with a series of racially charged tweets before deleting his account.

The San Antonio Express-News reported on Wednesday that Turner Coulson, a junior at Texas State University and member of that university's Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter, posted the tweets apparently in frustration over what his fraternity brothers were going through in Oklahoma. The OU chapter of the frat was kicked off campus earlier this week after its members were filmed singing a chant filled with the N-word and references to lynching.

"If it was black people singing about crackers we would never hear a word about it," Coulson tweeted, according to the Express-News.

Coulson reportedly deleted his Twitter account after the tweets were discovered, but the newspaper reported that a cached version of the account, as well as his Instagram and LinkedIn accounts, show that he is a member of SAE.

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The Georgia state senate on Wednesday passed a resolution that denounces the new Advanced Placement U.S. History curriculum and calls on the College Board to return to the old version of the course, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

The resolution states that if the College Board does not return to the previous version of the course, then Georgia must stop funding any trainings or instructional materials related to the class.

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In a tabloid-worthy twist, a Democratic lawmaker in Indiana has been busted for sexting with the same woman who brought down former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) two years ago.

Indiana state Rep. Justin Moed (D) admitted on Tuesday that he sent sexts to Sydney Leathers, the woman who sexted with Weiner in 2013, the Indianapolis Star reported Tuesday night.

Moed, who is engaged and planning a September wedding, apologized in a statement to the Indianapolis Star.

"I am truly sorry I have hurt the ones I love most with my poor judgment. I am committed to rebuilding trust with my family and my community. This is a private matter and I ask for it to be treated as such. I apologize to my constituents and to everyone I have let down," he wrote in the statement.

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Following Hillary Clinton's press conference addressing her decision to use a personal email account to conduct official State Department business, her office released a nine-page document on Tuesday explaining her email use.

The document addressed why Clinton used a personal email address and server, detailed the rules regarding email use, and laid out what steps Clinton has taken to release the emails related to her work as secretary of state.

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Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), one of a few Republican senators who did not sign a letter warning Iranian leaders against a nuclear deal with the United States, said on Tuesday that he doesn't think the letter is "productive."

"I just didn't think it was productive during this time when there are very tough negotiations going on. They're tough enough without introducing this element," he told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

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