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 special prosecutor overseeing the charges against Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) claims that the governor has been intimidating the members of the grand jury that indicted him, according to Bloomberg News.

"The defendant’s own words have instilled a concern for all persons who participated in the grand jury investigation," special prosecutor Michael McCrum said in a Monday public filing.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday said that while he supports Voter ID laws, he thinks it's "dumb" for Republicans to emphasize such legislation.

On "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd asked Paul about his previous comments about voter ID laws. In May, Paul said that Republican emphasis on voter ID law was "offending people," but a few days later he clarified that there's "nothing wrong with" voter ID laws.

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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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