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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Republican candidate for the Oklahoma state House who boasts that he's looking forward to "applying Biblical principles to Oklahoma law" is okay with gay people being stoned to death -- even if he won't legislate the practice himself.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Tuesday repeatedly confronted a faith leader -- who also happens to be a noted church-state separatist -- about his Christian beliefs during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on religious freedom.
The grandson of Hispanic labor and civil rights icon Cesar Chavez filed a lawsuit Tuesday in an attempt to take a man who adopted his grandfather's name off the ballot in Arizona's 7th congressional district.
As commentators scrambled to make sense of how House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) lost Tuesday's primary election to a little-known and little-funded Tea Party professor, conservative radio host Laura Ingraham gloated that Cantor's defeat was a "repudiation" of the GOP establishment on immigration reform.
While the exchange of five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe
Bergdahl is unpopular with a plurality of Americans, Republicans were
more likely than Democrats to disapprove of the deal, according to two
polls released this week.