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

Self-described white supremacist Craig Cobb has repeatedly claimed that he doesn't intend to bother anyone in his attempts to establish all-white enclaves in various remote Midwestern towns.

That's hard to believe now that a black producer for ABC's "Nightline" has opened up about the way Cobb treated her and another correspondent, who is also black, while they worked on a recent segment about him.

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Most people who find themselves in front of an out-of-control blaze call their local fire department for help.

But a man who couldn't contain a garbage fire he started Tuesday in a field outside of Liberty, Missouri, thought he'd MacGyver the situation by running the fire over with a van full of live ammunition in order to put it out.

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