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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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday forced members of Congress to vote on a resolution that would have removed all state flags featuring the Confederate battle flag from the U.S. Capitol.

Lawmakers ultimately voted along largely party lines to refer Pelosi's resolution to committee, where no immediate action is expected.

Mississippi's is the only state flag that still contains elements of the Confederate battle flag. Both of Mississippi's U.S. senators have called in recent days for the state to adopt a new flag design.

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Republican presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump so far has said "good riddance" to companies that severed ties with his multi-billion dollar empire in response to disparaging comments he made about immigrants crossing the border from Mexico.

But the author of a forthcoming book on Trump says that while the billionaire is rolling with the punches at the moment, those losses may damage his bottom line down the road.

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