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

Pope Francis on Monday said that the Big Bang and evolution theories do not contradict the concept of creation.

"When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so," he said at an assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. "He created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that he gave to each one so they would reach their fulfillment."

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Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) has a small lead in the Louisiana Senate jungle primary, but will likely lose to Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) in a December runoff, according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll released Monday.

Among likely voters, 36 percent supported Landrieu, 35 percent supported Cassidy and 11 percent supported Tea Party candidate Rob Maness. Yet in a match-up between just Landrieu and Cassidy, Cassidy had a 7 point lead over Landrieu, though 11 percent of voters say they're undecided in a head-to-head contest.

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The Obama administration is pushing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) to end the mandatory quarantines for health care workers returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

According to the Times, the White House has been in contact with the governors since they announced the new policy Friday evening.

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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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