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

Nine gay couples on Wednesday sued the state of Colorado for the right to marry and for recognition of same-sex marriage licenses issued out of state, Buzzfeed reported.

The couples sued two Democrats -- Gov. John Hickenlooper Jr. and Debra Johnson, the Denver city and county clerk and recorder.

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A candidate for the Orange County, Texas GOP chairmanship was arrested on Tuesday for attacking a man who was putting up signs with "RINO" written on them, KDFM reported.

Jerry Wilson told KDFM that a long-time rival started pulling up his campaign signs near an early voting location and replaced them with ones that told people "not to vote for RINO Jerry." The term "RINO" is short for Republican In Name Only.

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Men still comprise about three quarters of the guests on the five major Sunday talk shows, according to the 2014 Status of Women in the U.S. Media report released Wednesday by the Women's Media Center.

Of the five top Sunday shows, CNN's "State of the Union," anchored by Candy Crowley, and ABC's "This Week" tied for the highest percentage of total female guests at 28 percent, according to the "Sunday Morning Monitor" at the American University Women and Politics Institute.

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Arkansas state Rep. Nate Bell (R) dislikes Obamacare's Medicaid expansion so much he wants to prevent state officials from educating uninsured residents about their options.

"We're trying to create a barrier to enrollment," Bell told the Arkansas Times about an amendment he introduced to a bill that would have extended funding for the state's Medicaid expansion. "[W]ithout active marketing, you probably get declining enrollment."

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Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema, who has been criticized for his homophobic and anti-Muslim remarks, believes the GOP is being held hostage to "big money" donors who are following the "Devil's way."

Multiple U.S. representatives and members of the Republican Party called on Agema to resign earlier this year. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus did not ask Agema to resign, but said that the Michigan Republican's remarks are "patently wrong, lack merit and are devoid of any meaningful value."

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