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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

Kaci Hickox, the nurse who returned to the U.S. from treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone in October, this weekend promised to stay away from the center of town even though she won't be required to stay in quarantine.

"I didn’t mean to bring this media storm onto this community, either, but I think unfortunately sometimes, especially when up against governors, you don’t always have an option," she said Sunday, according to the Portland Press Herald.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) seems to be dealing with an internal battle over how to approach quarantines in the U.S. for people who may have been exposed to Ebola.

"It’s a tough question because the Libertarian in me is sort of horrified at indefinitely detaining or detaining anyone without trial," Paul said on CNN's "State of the Union" while discussing nurse Kaci Hickox who has been fighting government attempts to enforce a quarantine while she isn't symptomatic.

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Mitt Romney on Sunday said that if Republicans win the Senate majority, Congress will be able to pass an immigration bill in both houses.

The former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate said that a GOP Senate would enable Republicans to break the "blockade" of Senate Democrats and send legislation to Obama.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) declared on Wednesday that the Republican brand "sucks."

"Remember Domino's Pizza? They admitted, 'Hey, our pizza crust sucks.' The Republican Party brand sucks and so people don’t want to be a Republican and for 80 years, African-Americans have had nothing to do with Republicans," Paul said, according to The Hill.

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