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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

Geoff Garin, pollster for Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe, said Wednesday that GOP gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli's position on Obamacare may have cost him the election.

"We tested Cuccinelli’s brag that he was the first attorney general to sue to stop Obamacare," Garin said. "That actually made more voters less likely to support him than more."

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Rep. Jon Runyan (R-NJ) will not seek re-election for a third term in 2014, according to the Burlington County Times.

The GOP congressman, a former a football player for the Philadelphia Eagles and San Diego Chargers, would like to spend more time with his family and see his son play football at University of Michigan, sources told the Burlington County Times.

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California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced Tuesday that Blue Cross Blue Shield California will delay its individual policy cancellations until March 31, 2014, granting policy holders a 90-day extension.

Blue Shield moved its policies from the marketplace regulated by the state's Department of Insurance to the California Department of Managed Health Care marketplace because the insurance department didn't approve Blue Shield's 2014 plans, according to Politico. Since Blue Shield left the market, it needed to give consumers 180 days notice.

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday that the military may need to move toward a tiered readiness system.

"We may have to accept the reality that not every unit will be at maximum readiness, and some kind of a tiered readiness system is perhaps inevitable," Hagel said at a Center for Strategic and International Studies Global Security Forum. "This carries the risk that the president would have fewer options to fulfill our national security objectives."

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