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

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Tuesday challenged New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) to show which scientists advised him to impose mandatory quarantines for health workers returning to the U.S. from treating Ebola patients.

"He should bring out his scientists who are advising him on that because we know that we want to be led by the science," she said in an interview with "CBS This Morning." "That's what's going to keep people safe. Science, not politics. I think that’s what’s critical."

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Pope Francis on Monday said that the Big Bang and evolution theories do not contradict the concept of creation.

"When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so," he said at an assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. "He created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that he gave to each one so they would reach their fulfillment."

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Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) has a small lead in the Louisiana Senate jungle primary, but will likely lose to Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) in a December runoff, according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll released Monday.

Among likely voters, 36 percent supported Landrieu, 35 percent supported Cassidy and 11 percent supported Tea Party candidate Rob Maness. Yet in a match-up between just Landrieu and Cassidy, Cassidy had a 7 point lead over Landrieu, though 11 percent of voters say they're undecided in a head-to-head contest.

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