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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.

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Virginia state Sen. Steve Martin (R) believes that pregnant women looking to have abortions are just the baby's "host."

"You can count on me to never get in the way of you 'preventing' an unintentional pregnancy," he wrote in a Facebook post last week. "However, once a child does exist in your womb, I'm not going to assume a right to kill it just because the child's host (some refer to them as mothers) doesn't want it."

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Milton Wolf, the Senate candidate criticized Sunday for once posting graphic x-ray images of injuries on Facebook and then poking fun at them, said that he joked about the images as a way to cope with tragedy he sees as a doctor.

"We all try to get through difficult things. I suppose humor in of itself is just that. If you stop and think about it, every single joke that exists, or everything you've ever laughed about is at somebody else's expense. It's at someone else's pain," he told Breitbart News in an interview published Monday. "And I think we use humor to try to deal with difficult situations."

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Former President George W. Bush teared up during an interview about veterans and post-traumatic stress disorder.

"I have a duty. I obviously get slightly emotional talking about our vets because I have an emotional -- I'm in there with them," he told ABC's Martha Raddatz in a segment that aired Sunday on "This Week". "But my spirit is always uplifted when I visit with vets."

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Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol on Sunday took issue with President Obama's approach to the conflict in Ukraine and relations with Russia.

"So, look; it's nice for President Obama to say it's not a Cold War chessboard. I don't know why he says that with some disdain," Kristol said on ABC's "This Week." "That was not an ignoble thing for us to play on that chessboard for 45 years. We ended up winning that Cold War."

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National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Sunday said that she does not regret her discussion about the Benghazi attack immediately following the incident, even though her initial talking points have been harshly criticized by Republicans.

"Because what I said to you that morning, and what I did every day since, was to share the best information that we had at the time. The information I provided, which I explained to you, was what we had at the moment," she said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

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The Tea Party challenger to Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) in Kansas posted on Facebook graphic x-ray images of deceased patients who suffered serious injuries and poked fun at the images, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported on Saturday.

Dr. Milton Wolf, a radiologist, told the Capital-Journal that the images were uploaded legally. Wolf's personal Facebook account, where he published the x-rays, was disabled when he launched his bid for Senate.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), who has been under scrutiny after thousands of emails were released to the public last week, on Sunday would not address the documents and instead blamed the recent focus on the emails on Democratic operatives.

"We have our political operatives at the DNC and the DGA that desperately want to switch the subject from the fact of things like us taking a $3.6 billion budget deficit and turning it into a nearly billion dollar surplus," he said on "Fox News Sunday." "They don't want to talk about the improvement in the economy. They don't want to talk about the successes we've had in our state. Instead they desperately want to switch the subject -- a subject that's already been resolved."

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