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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.
Comedian John Oliver parodied Oregon's twee Obamacare ads on Sunday's premiere of his new HBO show "Last Week Tonight" as he ranted about how the state spent a quarter of a billion dollars on a health care website that didn't work.
"Meet The Press" host David Gregory dismissed a report that said NBC hired a psychological consultant to interview his friends and family in hopes of turning around the news program's flagging ratings.
One of the supporters serving as a bodyguard for Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy during his standoff with federal authorities -- and who also happens to be black -- said he would still "take a bullet for" Bundy after the rancher made racially inflammatory comments.
Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy said Friday that he doesn't believe his remarks on blacks and slavery were "offensive," and if other people take them that way, it means civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. didn't do his job.
Conservatives who rushed to Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy's side when he confronted federal authorities over land use moved on Thursday to condemn his inflammatory remarks on race, even if some of them weren't turning tail on his anti-government cause.