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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.

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Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-MS) campaign on Sunday released a voicemail of primary challenger state Sen. Chris McDaniel's campaign manager calling the Cochran campaign about the arrest of a pro-McDaniel blogger.

The voicemail appears to contradicts McDaniel's statement about the arrest. He told The Hill that he didn't hear about Clayton Kelly, who was arrested for breaking into Cochran's wife Rose's nursing home to take a photo of her, until Saturday morning. Yet in the voicemail McDaniel campaign manager Melanie Sojourner said that she learned of the arrest on Friday night.

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Mitt Romney slammed the Wolfeboro, N.H. police commissioner for calling President Obama the n-word and refusing to apologize.

“The vile epithet used and confirmed by the commissioner has no place in our community,” Romney, who owns a vacation home in Wolfeboro, said in a statement to the Boston Herald published on Saturday. “He should apologize and resign.”

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A congressional candidate for Arizona's first district seat on Saturday said that most people who carry out mass shootings are Democrats, the Arizona Daily Star reported.

"It is totally ridiculous if you look at all the fiascos that have occurred, 99 percent of them have been by Democrats pulling their guns out and shooting people. So I don’t think you have a problem with the Republicans," candidate Gary Kiehne said during a debate, according to the Arizona Daily Star.

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Republican strategist Karl Rove again defended his comments about Hillary Clinton's health on Sunday, arguing that such attacks are fair game in presidential contests.

"I'm not questioning her health. What I’m questioning is whether or not it's a done deal that she’s running," he said during a "Fox News Sunday" panel discussion. "And she would not be human if she did not take this into consideration. She’ll be 69 at the time of the 2016 election. If she gets elect and serves two terms, she’ll be 77."

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New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. on Saturday clarified that former executive editor Jill Abramson was not fired over a dispute about compensation.

After Abramson was suddenly fired from the Times last week, reports that she recently confronted management about being paid less than her male predecessors began to circulate.

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