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

The Daily Caller on Wednesday published an op-ed in which the author blamed gay men in the military for the uptick in reported sexual assaults.

"Military Sexual Trauma (MST) is on the rise for both men and women, according to a Pentagon report earlier this year that was widely covered in news outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Associated Press, Reuters, and CNN," David Benkof wrote. "But virtually none of that coverage addressed an obvious aspect of the problem: the 2011 introduction of open service by gays and bisexuals undoubtedly has increased the incidence of sexual assault against men in uniform."

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On MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," host Chuck Todd asked Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, on Thursday about report commissioned by two conservative groups that found that the Republican party is still lagging behind the Democratic party with women voters.

According to the report, obtained by Politico on Wednesday, women said the GOP was "stuck in the past" and "intolerant." The poll found that 49 percent of women view the Republican party unfavorably and 39 percent view the Democratic party unfavorably.

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A poll commissioned by two conservative groups found that the Republican party is failing to win over women voters, according to a copy of the report obtained by Politico on Wednesday.

The report found that women think the GOP is "intolerant" and "stuck in the past," and that women are "barely receptive" to Republican policies. Women think Republicans "fail to speak to women in the different circumstances in which they live."

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Rep. Steve King (R-IA), a vehement opponent of immigration reform, on Wednesday said that an executive action to slow or stop the deportation of undocumented immigrants could result in a government shutdown.

The congressman said that if President Obama signs an executive order, "all bets are off" when it comes to a continuing resolution to fund the federal government, according to the Des Moines Register.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) unloaded on Democratic bills like ones to raise the minimum wage and lower student loan interest rates, according to audio obtained by The Nation and The Undercurrent.

During a private gathering with top donors in June organized by the Koch brothers called "American Courage: Our Commitment to a Free Society," McConnell vowed to continue to block Democratic proposals if Republicans win the Senate majority.

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Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, warned on Tuesday that an attempt to impeach President Obama isn't the best idea for the Republican party.

The congressman said that while he supports the lawsuit against Obama over his use of executive authority, the House should approach impeachment with "great caution and great discretion."

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