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 founder of the conservative Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday criticized NBC reporter and MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell for not giving enough credit to the website for publishing excerpts from documents about Hillary Clinton.

“The piece wasn’t anti-Clinton, and our website isn’t anti-Clinton, but occasionally the facts are anti-Clinton–and when they are we report them. In this case, some of the documents showed Hillary as ruthless and calculating and vindictive, others showed her in quite a sympathetic light," the Free Beacon's Michael Goldfarb told the Daily Caller.

"It’s a shame that Mitchell couldn’t be more graceful in crediting our reporter Alana Goodman for her impressive work, but given her advanced age and deep partisanship–we forgive her for it," he added. "You don’t get angry at your grandmother when she says something rude and uninformed, you have to be patient and understanding."

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Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday called on states to repeal laws that prohibit convicted felons from voting after they have served out their sentences.

"By perpetuating the stigma and isolation imposed on formerly incarcerated individuals, these laws increase the likelihood they will commit future crimes," he said during a speech at an event organized by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, as recorded by the Huffington Post. "They undermine the reentry process and defy the principles of accountability and rehabilitation that guide our criminal justice policies. And however well-intentioned current advocates of felony disenfranchisement may be, the reality is that these measures are, at best, profoundly outdated."

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A Russian figure skating champion who lit the Winter Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony in Sochi on Friday apologized for a racist tweet that included a photo of President Obama, claiming that her account was hacked.

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The Washington Post has obtained a video that shows members of the CIA, FBI and U.S. army special forces abducting Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, a suspected al-Qaeda terrorist, outside of his home in Tripoli, Libya in October 2013.

The footage shows a white van pull up alongside Ruqai's stopped car. Three men jump out of the van and pull Ruqai inside the vehicle. The American team drove away with Ruqai and later detained him.

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Correction: Right Wing News apologized Monday for misquoting Walker during its January interview. Walker said "a vote for” as opposed to “voted for" Reagan.

During an interview with Right Wing News last month Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) reminisced about conservative darling Ronald Reagan and made an interesting claim.

"I remember, I was a teenager, had just become a teenager and voted for Ronald Reagan — limited government, you know, smaller government, lower taxes, strong national defense," he said. "You knew what you were getting. You knew how a Reagan administration, a Reagan presidency was going to be better for you."

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Republican lawmakers on Sunday said that Obamacare discourages Americans from working, based on a recently released Congressional Budget Office report.

"Anything that discourages work -- and that's essentially what the CBO found, that this discourages some people from working, not a good thing at a time when the economy's still struggling," Rep. Tom Cole said on ABC's "This Week" about Obamacare.

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