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

Articles by Catherine

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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He came for Leith, North Dakota and got thrown in jail for terrorizing his neighbors with a gun.

He came for Antler, North Dakota and had the properties he was eyeing bought out from under him.

Now he's coming for Red Cloud, Nebraska—and the town's residents, including members of a local militia, are already talking about how to thwart self-described white supremacist Craig Cobb.

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