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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

President Obama on Wednesday expressed concern about the shootings in Ottawa, Canada and said that the U.S. is working with Canada to determine whether the shootings were a terrorist attack.

"Just two days ago, a Canadian soldier had been killed in an attack. We now know that another young man was killed today. And I expressed on the behalf of the American people, our condolences to the family and to the Canadian people as a whole," Obama said during brief remarks at the White House.

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Incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) still leads former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MS) in the New Hampshire Senate race, according to a Public Policy Polling poll sponsored by the League of Conservation Voters released on Wednesday.

Among likely voters, 49 percent said they supported Shaheen and 45 percent said they supported Brown.

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Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has already made it clear that he thinks former NSA contractor Edward Snowden committed treason, but now the congressman says that Snowden should be charged with murder.

"The government has pressed charges on Mr. Snowden," Rogers said during a meeting with the House of Commons in London, according to the Huffington Post UK. "We are treating him, as I would argue, the traitor that he is."

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Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) on Tuesday night denied that he previously suggested that Islamic State militants could cross the southern border into the U.S.

During the New Hampshire Senate debate, moderator Chuck Todd asked Brown what evidence he had to suggest that the southern border is "the most obvious pathway for terrorists to enter our country."

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A Mississippi GOP email ad may have violated NCAA rules by using the images of two college athletes.

In the email to recruit volunteers for Sen. Thad Cochran's campaign, the state party included a video of Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and footage from Mississippi football games, according to the Sun Herald. The video includes players from Ole Miss and Mississippi State University.

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Fox Host Neil Cavuto on Tuesday tore into Republicans who have criticized Ron Klain, the man President Obama appointed to lead U.S. efforts to address the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

"I have a message for Republicans who continue to attack Ron Klain: Shut up and save it for issues that matter," Cavuto said. "Okay, so the president's Ebola coordinator doesn't have any medical experience. Neither do a lot of you guys, but that hasn’t stopped you from pontificating as if you were Marcus Welby just the same."

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