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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

Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin have proposed measures to make it harder for voters to recall elected officials, and the legislature will consider the bills in an initial vote on Thursday, according to the Washington Post.

The first proposed measure would only allow voters to recall an official who has committed an ethics violation or committed a crime punishable by a year or more in prison.

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Authorities placed a man in custody after shots were fired Thursday at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, outside of Milwaukee, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke told reporters Thursday that police had a warrant for a felon in possession of a firearm, who they knew was at a neo-natal unit in the hospital. When police arrived on the scene around noon, the man had a baby in his arms. He put the baby down when officers approached him. The man then ran down a hallway and pulled out a handgun. Police fired multiple shots at the man.

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Support for the health care law dropped in the latest Gallup poll released Thursday, likely due to increasing reports of people losing their individual marketplace insurance plans.

Only 40 percent of those surveyed approved of Obamacare, while 55 percent disapproved of the law, the largest gap Gallup has found in the last year.

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CBS News aired a misleading report on Monday about security issues concerning the federal health insurance exchange website based on leaked partial transcripts of a health care official's testimony, according to the Washington Post.

CBS reported that Henry Chao, lead project manager of Healthcare.gov at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, had been unaware of two major security holes in the website that could lead to identity theft.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) highlighted Wednesday that demand for health coverage through the federal marketplaces mandated by the Affordable Care Act has been high.

"In just the first month of enrollment, nearly a million Americans have completed the eligibility process for the quality, affordable coverage available on the health insurance marketplaces," Pelosi said in a statement.

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