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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

The nurse confined to a Newark, N.J. hospital due to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's new mandatory quarantine for health workers returning from West Africa slammed the governor's new policy on Sunday.

"This is an extreme that is really unacceptable, and I feel like my basic human rights have been violated," Kaci Hickox told CNN over the phone. "To put me through this emotional and physical stress is completely unacceptable."

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A CNN "State Of The Union" debate on the midterm elections between Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus and Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) quickly devolved into complete chaos on Sunday.

Host Candy Crowley first asked Priebus if this election is about scaring voters into voting a certain way. And when he responded with a line about President Obama's policies being on the ballot, Crowley asked Wasserman-Schultz if that was true.

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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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