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

Former President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday came out against the Keystone XL pipeline in a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, urging them to oppose construction.

"You stand on the brink of making a choice that will define your legacy on one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced -- climate change," reads the letter from Carter and nine other Nobel Peace Prize recipients. "As you deliberate the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, you are poised to make a decision that will signal either a dangerous commitment to the status quo, or bold leadership that will inspire millions counting on you to do the right thing for our shared climate."

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The hosts of "Fox and Friends" on Wednesday bashed the New York Police Department and Mayor Bill De Blasio (D) for shutting down the Demographics Unit, a program that employed plainclothes officers to spy in Muslim communities.

Co-host Brian Kilmeade questioned why the NYPD would put an end to the program, even though the department has recognized that it did not gain any substantial leads.

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