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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

President Obama said that the 2014 midterms present the worst map for Democrats in about 50 years.

"There's no doubt that, when you look at the Senate races, because of the fact only a third of the Senate is up at any given time, it tends to be a little bit arbitrary which seats are really going to be contested and which aren't," he said in an interview with Connecticut radio station WNPR. "So, for example, in this election cycle, this is probably the worst possible group of states for Democrats since Dwight Eisenhower."

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reiterated to reporters on Monday that if Republicans win the Senate, they will not spend all of their time and energy trying desperately to repeal Obamacare.

He said that the GOP "would certainly be voting on things like repealing the medical device tax, restoring the 40-hour work week, discontinuing the individual mandate," but that a full repeal is unlikely, according to Buzzfeed.

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Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) on Monday said he regretted commenting on Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst's looks.

“I shouldn’t have said those things, I know that,” Harkin said in a statement, according to Buzzfeed. “I regret anytime someone feels offended by what I have said. But I am only human and I can make mistakes sometimes in how I say something. In fact, I have complimented her on running a very good campaign."

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The special prosecutor overseeing the charges against Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) claims that the governor has been intimidating the members of the grand jury that indicted him, according to Bloomberg News.

"The defendant’s own words have instilled a concern for all persons who participated in the grand jury investigation," special prosecutor Michael McCrum said in a Monday public filing.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday said that while he supports Voter ID laws, he thinks it's "dumb" for Republicans to emphasize such legislation.

On "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd asked Paul about his previous comments about voter ID laws. In May, Paul said that Republican emphasis on voter ID law was "offending people," but a few days later he clarified that there's "nothing wrong with" voter ID laws.

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