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

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As more presidential aspirants this week announced their intention to jump into a crowded field of declared 2016 candidates, Twitter effectively shut down a popular service that in recent years has surfaced some of the most memorable gaffes in national politics.

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Fox News host Megyn Kelly is set to interview Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" fame, on Wednesday night about allegations that their eldest son molested five underage girls while he was a teenager.

Kelly is so renowned for her tough interviews that the New York Times Magazine coined the term "Megyn moment" to describe those unpredictable instances when the Fox News host has turned a guest's network-friendly talking points back on him or her. But viewers shouldn't expect a "Megyn moment" Wednesday night, as Kelly has said that her interview with the Duggars wouldn't amount to a "cross examination."

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