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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

Major League Baseball on Wednesday issued a statement on the controversial anti-gay bill passed by the Arizona legislature last week, condemning discrimination against gays and lesbians.

"MLB has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment or discrimination based on sexual orientation, as reflected by our collective bargaining agreement with the MLB Players Association. Accordingly, MLB will neither support nor tolerate any words, attitudes or actions that imperil the inclusive communities that we have strived to foster within our game," the statement reads.

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on Wednesday dismissed a question posed by CNN host Jake Tapper about whether a disagreement between two women senators would undermine a push to address sexual assault in the military.

"But is it complicated at all for your cause, the fact that your chief rival in this is a -- is a fellow Democratic woman senator?" Tapper asked Gillibrand on "The Lead" about Sen. Claire McCaskill's (D-MO) competing bill to address sexual assault in the military.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Wednesday defended his fellow Kentucky senator, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), whose conservative record has been questioned by Tea Party challenger Matt Bevin.

"It's not like we're talking about Arlen Specter here," Paul told the Washington Post, referring to the former Pennsylvania senator who left the GOP to become a Democrat. "Senator McConnell has a longstanding conservative record and for an opponent to beat him, they'll have to prove somehow that he's not a conservative."

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Allison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic candidate in the Kentucky Senate race, thinks her opponent Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is a little stale.

"I think what people – not just Kentucky, but the nation – are seeing is that Mitch McConnell, kind of like heating a biscuit twice, never tastes good the second time, no matter how much jam or jelly you put on it," she told the Washington Post in an interview published Wednesday. "That's my grandmother's saying, by the way."

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Ted Nugent's brother, Jeff Nugent, said he was offended when his brother called President Obama a "sub-human mongrel."

"I still love him, but this time he's clearly crossed a line," Jeff Nugent told the Washington Post in an interview published Tuesday. "Being Ted's older brother, I have known him from birth and he hasn't changed much. He has always been provocative. This time, I am offended."

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