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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

Dr. Keith Ablow, a member of the Fox News Medical A-Team, on Tuesday said that Obama won't protect Americans from Ebola because "his affinities" are with Africa, not the U.S. "He's their leader."

"He has it in for us as disappointing people. People who've been a scourge on the face of the Earth," Ablow said on Fox News Radio's The John Gibson show. "In his mind, if only unconsciously, he's thinking, 'Really? We're going to prevent folks suffering with illnesses from coming across the border flying into our airports when we have visited a plague of colonialism that has devastated much of the world, on the world? What is the fairness in that?'"

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) said that voters should not be concerned that the statehouse flies a Confederate flag because she has gotten no complaints from the CEOs.

During the Tuesday night gubernatorial debate, Democratic candidate state Sen. Vincent Sheheen called for the state government to no longer display the Confederate flag, noting that many young people leave South Carolina "all too often."

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Texas Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott argued in the state's Friday brief defending the gay marriage ban that it does not matter how the ban actually impacts children.

Abbott wrote that as long as it's rational to believe that a law will further the state's interests, it does not matter if it actually does. He said that the same-sex marriage ban furthers the state's interest in encouraging couples of the opposite sex to have children.

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A Republican Missouri official said that she meant "no ill intent" toward President Obama when she asked on her Facebook page if the U.S. military was able to oust the president.

In a Facebook post last week, Jefferson County Recorder of Deeds Debbie Dunnegan referred to Obama as "our domestic enemy," according to a screenshot published by Progress Missouri.

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Jefferson County, Colo., students held another protest against the school board's proposal to review the new AP U.S. History curriculum on Saturday, despite the board's recent decision to include students in the process.

Students and parents rallied in a Littleton, Colo. park to protest the board's push to make the course more patriotic, CBS Denver reported. They said that the school board's move to put students and teachers on the review board for the course wasn't enough.

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During a "Fox News Sunday" debate on same-sex marriage, host Chris Wallace and Ted Olson, a Republican lawyer and gay marriage advocate, teamed up to press Family Research Council president Tony Perkins on his fierce opposition to marriage equality.

"Marriage is not to affirm adults, it’s for the protection of children," Perkins argued at the beginning of the discussion. "And if love is the only factor, where do you draw the boundaries?"

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) criticized President Obama and his economic advisors for siding with Wall Street during the financial crisis.

"He picked his economic team and when the going got tough, his economic team picked Wall Street," she said in an interview with Salon published Sunday.

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