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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 conservative watchdog group this week filed a lawsuit against the State Department seeking information about Hillary Clinton's use of a personal iPhone and iPad for conducting State Department business.

In a Thursday statement, Judicial Watch claimed that the State Department "failed to comply" with the group's Freedom of Information Act requests for documents related to Clinton's attempt to use her personal devices for government work.

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The pastor of a church in Milledgeville, Ga., recently changed the sign outside his church to read, "Homosexuality is a death worthy crime," according to Georgia television station WGXA.

The sign caused a stir in the neighborhood, but Robert Lee, the pastor of Ten Commandments Church, defended his sign and claimed he was quoting the Bible.

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Rep. Pete King (R-NY) criticized Hillary Clinton's Wednesday speech on race and prison reform and claimed that the former Secretary of State "perpetuated false narratives based on political correctness and liberal ideology."

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) expressed support on Wednesday for a measure passed in the Louisiana state House calling on Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan to recuse themselves from the decision on state bans on same-sex marriage.

The state House on Monday passed a resolution claiming that Ginsburg and Kagan "have each engaged in public conduct suggestive of bias" regarding gay marriage and have "thus demonstrate(d) an inability to be objective."

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As Baltimore residents continue to protest the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Wednesday accused President Obama of worsening racial tensions in the country.

"President Obama, when he was elected, he could have been a unifying figure," Cruz said at a U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce event, according to Politico. "He could have chosen to be a leader on race relations and bring us together. And he hasn’t done that, he’s made decisions that I think have inflamed racial tensions that have divided us rather than bringing us together."

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During Fox News' "Hannity" on Wednesday night, Fox reporter Leland Vittert attempted to interview Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), only to have the congressman tell everyone to go home.

Vittert spoke briefly with Cummings and state Senate Majority Leader Catherine Pugh about the investigation into the death of Freddie Gray. But Cummings quickly began to walk away, telling people to go home in time for the 10 p.m. curfew.

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Hal Heiner, a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Kentucky, on Wednesday apologized after he was linked to allegations against his opponent in the Republican primary.

Blogger Michael Adams had accused Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer of assaulting a woman he dated at Western Kentucky University. He told the Lexington Herald-Leader that he contacted people associated with Heiner's campaign about the allegations against Comer.

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During Fox News' "Hannity" Tuesday night, Geraldo Rivera interviewed state Senate Majority Leader Catherine Pugh from the middle of a crowd of protesters in Baltimore, who told Rivera that the media presence at the protests was not helpful.

Before beginning his interview with Pugh, Rivera yelled at a protester for stepping in front of the camera.

"You’re making a fool of yourself," Rivera said.

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