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Catherine Thompson

Catherine Thompson is a news writer for Talking Points Memo. Before joining TPM, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett and interned at The L Magazine. At New York University she served as the deputy managing editor of NYU's student newspaper, The Washington Square News. She can be reached at catherine@talkingpointsmemo.com.

Articles by Catherine

There's a lot Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) wants to gripe about, from the Washington establishment to the food in the Senate cafeteria.

So in the spirit of Festivus, the secular holiday popularized by "Seinfeld," Paul aired his grievances in a lengthy series of Tweets.

The Kentucky Republican's first grievances were with the Senate's bipartisan budget deal and recent filibuster rules change:

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National Security Adviser Susan Rice doesn't regret appearing on Sunday news programs after the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, even though the subsequent Republican-fueled outcry over what she said that day is believed to have scuttled her chances at being secretary of state.

"I don’t have time to think about a false controversy," Rice said in an interview that aired Sunday on "60 Minutes." "In the midst of all of the swirl about things like talking points, the administration’s been working very, very hard across the globe to review our security of our embassies and our facilities. That’s what we ought to be focused on."

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National Security Adviser Susan Rice doesn't regret appearing on Sunday news programs after the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, a move believed to have scuttled her chances at being secretary of state. 

"I don’t have time to think about a false controversy," Rice said in an interview that aired Sunday on "60 Minutes." "In the midst of all of the swirl about things like talking points, the administration’s been working very, very hard across the globe to review our security of our embassies and our facilities. That’s what we ought to be focused on."

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