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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

Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst (R) this week requested materials on recount procedures, signaling that she might be gearing up for a recount request in the Iowa Senate race against Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA).

Ernst filed open records requests in multiple counties for training materials, satellite voting locations, names of ballot counters, recount procedures and any thing also sent to Braley, The Gazette reported.

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Slate's "Dear Prudence" on Thursday ran a letter from an advice-seeker identified as a whiny suburban homeowner who is incredibly concerned that poor kids are going to ruin Halloween in the cul-de-sac.

The individual, identified as "Halloween for the 99 Percent," asked Prudence for permission to be entirely peeved that people see "one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country" as a destination for the best trick-or-treating.

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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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