Catherine Thompson

Catherine Thompson is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. Before joining TPM, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She is a graduate of New York University, where she served as the deputy managing editor of NYU's student newspaper, the Washington Square News. She can be reached at

Articles by Catherine

Virginia ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) confirmed in testimony Monday that his wife Maureen received mental health counseling and medication in 2012, despite her earlier resistance to the idea.

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The corruption trial against Virginia ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) and his wife veered into soap opera territory Thursday when the governor read aloud parts of an emotional note he wrote to his the first lady in September 2011, when their marriage had sunk to a low point.

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