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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

When asked on Wednesday if he should have apologized to the Khan family for his attacks, Donald Trump repeated his claim from the second presidential debate that Captain Humayun Khan would be alive if he were president.

"I have great respect for the Khan family, I have great respect for — I mean, the son is a great hero," Trump told ABC's George Stephanopoulos in an excerpt published Wednesday night. "But if I were president at that time, Captain Khan would be alive today, George, because I wouldn’t have been in Iraq."

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In one of the most charming political ads of the election cycle, the wife of a Texas county commissioner begs viewers to re-elect her issues-obsessed husband and get him out of the house.

The ad features Republican Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty rambling on about local issues while his wife sardonically notes that Daugherty can't stop thinking about his work. Since the ad was released earlier this month, it went viral and gained national media attention.

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During a campaign rally in Lake Worth, Florida, on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton hammered Donald Trump's refusal to say he will accept the results of the November election, arguing that he is undermining democratic values in the United States.

Clinton called Trump's failure to commit to accepting election results "horrifying," and questioned whether Trump has read the U.S. Constitution.

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An official with the Donald Trump campaign's transition team on Wednesday denied a report that Trump has asked the transition team to focus less on filling cabinet positions and instead pitch in on the effort to get him elected.

"We hear the [campaign] noise in the background, but we consider that separate from our mission. Our eye is on our work here and the deadlines that are facing us. There has been no change in our schedule or approach," Bill Palatucci, the Trump transition team's general counsel, told the Washington Post.

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During a campaign rally for Hillary Clinton in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Tuesday evening, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-A) went after Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), who is engaged in a tough re-election fight against Democratic challenger Deborah Ross.

Warren tied Burr to Trump, just a few days after the North Carolina senator assured supporters at a rally that there's "not a separation between me and Donald Trump."

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After Fox News' Megyn Kelly battled former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) over allegations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump, the Republican nominee's social media manager, Dan Scavino, went after Kelly on Twitter.

In one tweet, Scavino (pictured above in the center) predicted Kelly's demise after the election, telling his Twitter followers, "Watch what happens to her after this election is over."

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An interview between Fox News' Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump surrogate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) went off the rails on Tuesday night when Kelly brought up allegations of Trump's sexual misconduct.

The discussion prompted Gingrich to rail against media bias and eventually accuse Kelly of being "fascinated with sex."

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