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

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has a significant lead over his Democratic challenger, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, according a NBC/Marist poll released Sunday.

Among likely voters, 47 percent said they would support McConnell and 39 percent said they would back Lundergan Grimes. McConnell's lead was just one point smaller among registered voters.

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Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) gained a lead over incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) with likely voters in the Arkansas senate race in a new NBC/Marist poll released Sunday.

Among likely voters, 45 percent said they would support Cotton and 40 percent said they would support Pryor. But with registered voters, the candidates were tied 41-41 for voters' support.

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Mitt Romney on Sunday inevitably denied any plans to run for president in 2016.

"I’ve spoken on this topic so many times, I don’t have anything new to add," he said on "Fox News Sunday." "I’m not running, and I’m not planning on running."

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Saturday slammed President Obama's decision to delay any executive action on immigration until after the November elections.

"There is a never a ‘right’ time for the president to declare amnesty by executive action, but the decision to simply delay this deeply-controversial and possibly unconstitutional unilateral action until after the election - instead of abandoning the idea altogether - smacks of raw politics," Boehner said in a statement.

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