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Catherine Thompson

Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at catherine@talkingpointsmemo.com.

Articles by Catherine

Tierney Sneed goes inside the bizarre (and complicated) Donald Trump-Ted Cruz Louisiana delegate fight and finds that, as far as locking up delegates goes, Trump's "outsider" campaign may very well hurt him in the event of a contested convention.

After winning his first primary of the 2016 race Tuesday night, Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) vowed to take his campaign to the GOP convention and secure the Republican Party's presidential nomination.

"All I can say is thank you from the bottom of my heart, but I want you to know something. We're going to go all the way to Cleveland and secure the Republican nomination," he told supporters.

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For years, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) has been dogged by a backburner controversy about whether he is eligible to serve as President since he was born in Calgary, Alberta Canada in 1970. But since Cruz's mother was an American citizen, the place of his birth actually is irrelevant to his eligibility.

Yet Cruz's mother's name appears on a Canadian government document, obtained by TPM in 2013, that lists Canadian citizens eligible to vote in 1974.

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