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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

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday said he believes children should be vaccinated, but he said he supports exemptions for people with certain religious beliefs.

Cruz said that there is "widespread agreement" that children should be vaccinated, but he added that states should be in charge of deciding whether vaccines are mandatory, according to Politico. He also said that states should consider exceptions for those with "good faith, religious convictions."

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Fox News host Megyn Kelly joined her colleague Bill O'Reilly Monday night to discuss how the issue of vaccinations will have an impact on the 2016 race, where she declared her support for mandatory vaccination.

"In defense of those who have not vaccinated their children, they were given bad information years ago by a UK study that came out in 1998, but now there’s good information," she said on "The O'Reilly Factor."

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Kaci Hickox, a nurse who was quarantined by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) after she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, slammed the governor's recent remarks on vaccinations.

Christie on Monday said that parents should have "some measure of choice" when it comes to vaccinating their kids after he was asked about the current measles outbreak in the U.S. His office later clarified that the governor thinks there is "no question" children should be vaccinated for measles.

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"Fox and Friends" host Tucker Carlson on Sunday brought on a Colorado resident whose health insurance plan was cancelled due to a glitch in the state's insurance exchange, but his guest didn't exactly bash Obamacare.

Steven Roussel was one of more than 3,600 Coloradoans whose health insurance plans were cancelled in January due to a design flaw in Connect for Health Colorado. Officials are working to fix the issue and reinstate the cancelled plans.

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Georgia state senators this week introduced a resolution condemning the revised Advanced Placement U.S. History framework and demanding that the College Board return to the old test.

Since the College Board released its revised framework for the course in October 2012, backlash has grown into a conservative movement. After the Republican National Committee adopted a resolution denouncing the new framework and its "its "consistently negative view of American history" in August, numerous states have followed suit.

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