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

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) on Monday asked a federal judge to uphold the state's ban on providing benefits to same-sex couples employed by local or state governments because it will save the state money, Michigan Live reported.

In June 2013, Judge David Lawson issued a preliminary injunction keeping the state from enforcing the ban and wrote in the order that the plaintiffs had a good chance of winning in federal court.

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Bob Costas will return as host of NBC's primetime Olympics coverage Monday night, now that he has recovered from a double pink eye infection, the network told The Wrap Sunday.

Costas called in Matt Lauer last Tuesday when his infection had spread to both eyes and was no longer able to anchor NBC's coverage in Sochi. Meredith Vieira filled in as anchor as well, and became the first woman to host NBC's primetime Olympics coverage, according to Mediaite.

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Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who has been outspoken about his opposition to immigration reform, on Saturday indicated that Republican leaders support immigration reform because large donors like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are pushing them to.

"It seems as though there are some deep pockets outside the Congress and across the country that seem to be the only voices that line up with the Republican leadership in the House on immigration," he said on the Tea Party News Network's "The Capitol Hill Show."

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Actor Kevin Spacey, who plays Frank Underwood in the Netflix series "House of Cards," on Sunday said that the show is pretty similar to what actually happens in Congress.

"Look, for me it's like performance art, you know, I sometimes watch it actually we can get done shooting on a day, and I'll come home and turn on the news and I'll think, you know, our storylines are not that crazy. They're really not," he said on ABC's "This Week."

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