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 Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association on Saturday organized a meeting in Highland, Utah to call for an uprising and to express their opposition to same-sex marriage in Utah, Fox 13 Now Salt Lake City reported.

"The people of Utah have rights, too, not just the homosexuals. The homosexuals are shoving their agenda down our throats," Former Graham County, Ariz., Sheriff Richard Mack said at the meeting.

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Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Sunday said that she does not believe that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden deserves clemency.

"That would require more intimate knowledge of what he allegedly has, but from where I sit today, I would not put clemency on the table at all," she said on NBC's "Meet the Press" when asked if the government should offer Snowden a clemency deal.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Sunday said that he is not currently planning to entirely eliminate the filibuster from Senate rules.

"We're not there yet," he said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "I'm not thinking about it today."

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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, on Sunday said he was optimistic that enough House Republicans will support immigration reform to pass legislation in 2014.

"I think that it's likely we will get immigration reform this year," he said on ABC's "This Week." "There are large parts of the Republican Party, even conservative parts of the Republican Party, that want this -- business, Evangelical churches, the Catholic Church, high tech, growers. So it's not like some of the budget issues where all of the Republicans are on one side."

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Senate Majority Leader Harry (D-NV) on Sunday said he was worried about Congress' ability to agree to a debt ceiling increase.

"I'm afraid," Reid said on CBS' "Face the Nation" about Congress' need to raise the debt limit at some point in February or March.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Sunday said that in order for the government to extend longterm unemployment benefits, Republican lawmakers need to stop being themselves.

Reid said that the "vast majority of American people," including conservatives, support extending unemployment insurance, but that GOP lawmakers do not.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday said he could support extending the longterm unemployment benefits that expired at the end of 2013 if the program is paid for.

"I'm not against having unemployment insurance," he said on ABC's "This Week." "It needs to be payed for."

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