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 FBI on Monday morning was searching the Phoenix home of the men suspected of opening fire on security guards on Sunday outside a Muhammed cartoon contest near Dallas, according to Phoenix television station KPNX.

"The two gunmen who were involved in the shooting in Dallas... were determined to be from Phoenix, located at this property," Assistant Special Agent in Charge John Lannarelli KPNX, according to Dallas station WFAA. "Hence the FBI and Phoenix police were involved in determining where at this location and what evidence may be available that can be used in the Dallas investigation."

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As of early Monday morning, authorities have not yet released the identities of the gunmen who opened fire on a security officer on Sunday outside a Muhammed cartoon contest near Dallas.

Police were investigating the gunmen's vehicle for explosives on Sunday night and had not yet removed the bodies of the two gunmen from the street in Garland, Texas.

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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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