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

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) won't let his feud with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) go. 

The Kentucky senator slammed Christie, without mentioning him by name, in a Senate committee hearing on Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts Wednesday. Paul suggested using taxpayer dollars to fund TV ads that featured a political candidate to promote the Jersey Shore amounted to a "conflict of interest."

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Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday night called to congratulate the mayor-elect of an Iowa city that attracted conservative outside spending in its elections, the Des Moines Register reported.

Coralville, Iowa City Council member John Lundell, whom unofficial results showed winning the mayoral contest, told the newspaper he was surprised by a phone call from Biden soon after the returns looked to be solidly in his favor.

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