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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

Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) is recovering after successful heart surgery on Tuesday, according to a statement from his office.

The senator was diagnosed with acute aortic dissection and admitted for surgery immediately. Doctors said that Boozman responded well to the procedure and is still at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Ark. while he continues to recover.

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Fox News host Bill O'Reilly on Tuesday asked a Cliven Bundy supporter how the "militia" that defended the ranch in its standoff with the federal government this month differs from the Occupy Wall Street movement.

After discussing that Bundy broke the law by refusing to pay his grazing fees, O'Reilly quizzed Scott Shaw, co-founder of the Oklahoma Volunteer Militia, about conscientious objectors.

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House candidate and Wisconsin state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R) on Tuesday said he would reintroduce legislation to ban affirmative action in the state following Tuesday's Supreme Court decision upholding Michigan's ban on factoring race into college admissions.

"People do not realize — the average person does not realize — how extensive race and gender preferences are in our society," he told the Journal Sentinel.

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Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) is convinced that if the U.S. Senate race in Louisiana led to a runoff between himself and incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu (R-LA), the entire global community will watch the race to see which party will control the Senate.

During a Mandeville, La. town hall in April, Cassidy said that it's "likely" that after election day in November there will be 50 Republicans and 49 Democrats elected to the Senate.

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