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 catherine@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to deliver remarks Monday at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference, a day before he is scheduled to address the U.S. Congress.

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You're a reporter. You've been approached by a source who confides in you his concerns about attacks on his nascent political campaign he sees as anti-Semitic. Then suddenly, that source dies.

Now what do you do with that information?

St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial page editor Tony Messenger wrote in a column Thursday that he decided to share his off-the-record conversations with Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who authorities said appeared to have committed suicide earlier in the day.

Messenger revealed in the column that Schweich had left him a voicemail minutes before his death.

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The second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference kicks off Friday with a full slate of potential 2016 presidential contenders on the docket.

Among the GOP heavyweights scheduled to speak are Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Donald Trump, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R).

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Officials at Arizona State University probably weren't expecting the full Stormfront treatment when its English department advertised a spring semester class exploring the "problem of whiteness."

But that's exactly what the university got. The floodgates opened in late January after an ASU journalism student complained on Fox News that the class singled out white people as "the root cause of social injustices for this country." Neo-Nazi types and white supremacists then reportedly threatened the white professor who was teaching the course, Lee Bebout. They publicly shared his personal contact information and flooded message boards with menacing rants against him.

TPM recently spoke with the leader of a white nationalist group that's leading the charge against the "problem of whiteness" class, an effort they have dubbed "Operation Bad Teacher." The leader of the group, Angelo John Gage, argued that Bebout’s course was “racist” and a sign of what he said was the increasing oppression of white people in the U.S. He insisted on speaking to TPM via Skype because he said he wasn't comfortable giving his phone number to people he didn't know.

He also insisted that his group was not the one behind the threats to the professor.

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