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

Evangelical Christian leader Bob Jones III, the chancellor and former president of Bob Jones University, on Saturday apologized for a statement he made in 1980 saying that gay people should be stoned.

"I take personal ownership of this inflammatory rhetoric. This reckless statement was made in the heat of a political controversy 35 years ago. It is antithetical to my theology and my 50 years of preaching a redeeming Christ who came into the world not to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved," Jones said in a statement on the BJU website.

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Former Daily Caller blogger Mickey Kaus on Sunday lamented that Fox News dominates conservative media as the only television network on the right.

Kaus quit his job at The Daily Caller last week after, he said, the site's editor-in-chief, Tucker Carlson, pulled Kaus' column criticizing Fox News. Carlson allegedly said, "We can't trash Fox on the site. I work there," according to Kaus.

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Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) on Sunday slammed Rep. Steve King's (R-IA) comments questioning "how Jews in America can be Democrats."

"I really do not need lessons from people like Steve King on what is to be Jewish or a Democrat," Israel said on CNN's "State of the Union." "Steve King, who said that America is a Christian nation, should not be lecturing Jews about how we should be Jewish. You know, Steve King doesn’t know what chutzpah is, but Steve King defining Jews and talking about how we can’t be Democrats and Jews at the same time? That’s chutzpah."

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) on Friday urged his fellow Republicans to stop delaying the vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general.

Giuliani told reporters that while he is a "very dedicated Republican," he thinks Republicans need to confirm President Obama's nominees, according to the Huffington Post.

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Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday morning for his actions during his re-election campaign, sparking a debate with the hosts of "Fox & Friends" about Netanyahu's visit to the U.S. and his comments on potential for a Palestinian state.

"If I were President Obama, I would have sent Bibi Netanyahu a congratulatory postcard by snail mail on a form written, ‘Congratulations on your recent election,'" Rivera said on "Fox and Friends," as highlighted by Mediaite. "It is the appropriate thing to do to someone who has absolutely insulted the American constitutional system by coming here uninvited."

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