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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

The staff of the News and Observer said on Monday that Sen. Richard Burr's (R-NC) campaign has stopped sharing the senator's campaign schedule with the Raleigh paper, citing the outlet's coverage of the Senate race.

"Paul (Shumaker, Burr’s lead political strategist) put an embargo on sending you scheduling details until you demonstrate the ability to cover this race from a balanced point of view," Burr spokesman Jesse Hunt said, according to the News and Observer.

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Former Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich did not vote for Donald Trump for president and instead wrote in Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), the party's 2008 nominee, Cleveland.com reported.

Kasich has refused to back Trump throughout the election.

"The divisiveness, the division, the name calling it just doesn't go down well with me," he said in June after Trump attacked a federal judge's Mexican heritage.

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The Donald Trump campaign on Monday denounced a robocall recorded by William Johnson, a white nationalist Trump supporter, bashing independent candidate Evan McMullin.

"We strongly condemn this rhetoric and these activities of which we have no knowledge," Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in a statement to CNN.

In his robocall set to run in Utah, William Johnson, a white nationalist who has expressed his support for Trump throughout the election cycle, says that McMullin is a "closet homosexual," according to a recording of the call published by the Daily Beast.

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Donald Trump is stiffing the first pollster his presidential campaign hired – to the tune of almost $1 million.

FEC filings show that the Trump campaign is disputing a payment of more than $766,700 to pollster Tony Fabrizio's firm, as the Washington Post reported Monday afternoon. The Trump campaign also owes Fabrizio another payment of $55,300, which the campaign is not disputing, according to filings.

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Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, said on Monday morning that he wasn't completely surprised that FBI Director James Comey notified Congress that his agency would look into new emails related to the investigation of Hillary Clinton's private server.

During an interview on CNN's "New Day," Cummings first said that he was surprised Comey would release a "vague" letter about newly discovered emails so close to the election.

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Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), who is engaged in a tough re-election fight now that his district is more competitive, said in an interview published Monday that he would have happily advised Hillary Clinton's campaign.

"I would’ve said the same thing if Hillary Clinton’s people had called me the same day. Why wouldn’t you?” he told Politico when asked about his position as national security adviser to the Donald Trump campaign.

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For the second day in a row, Donald Trump on Sunday questioned Colorado's mail-in ballot system, suggesting that votes may not be counted properly in the state.

"Do you think those ballots are properly counted?" Trump asked the crowd at a rally in Greeley, Colorado. "I know they are saying, ‘Oh, of course, it’s all legitimate.' Perhaps I’m a more skeptical person.”

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Taking the stage shortly after news broke that the FBI was examining new emails "pertinent to the investigation" of Hillary Clinton's private email server, Donald Trump was buoyant.

"It might not be be as rigged as I thought, right? Right?" he asked the crowd.

"The FBI, I think they are going to right the ship, folks. I think they are going to right the ship and they’re going to save their great reputation by doing so," he added.

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