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Catherine Thompson

Catherine Thompson is a news writer for Talking Points Memo. Before joining TPM, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett and interned at The L Magazine. At New York University she served as the deputy managing editor of NYU's student newspaper, The Washington Square News. She can be reached at catherine@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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National Security Agency officials still aren't sure exactly what documents former contractor Edward Snowden took from the agency, but at least one official thinks offering him amnesty could stop him from leaking further intelligence.

Rick Ledgett, who runs the task force investigating Snowden's leaks, said in a "60 Minutes" interview that aired Sunday he believes granting Snowden amnesty is "worth having a conversation about." 

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) told a group of Vermont Republicans this week that the GOP doesn't have a rebranding problem -- it has a candidate problem.

"There are some people running around the country right now saying that our party has a problem with its brand, that we're not relating to folks," Christie said Tuesday at a Vermont Republicans' gala, according to video obtained by Burlington TV station WPTZ. "It's not our party's problem. It's our candidates' problem."

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