Catherine Thompson

Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at

Articles by Catherine

Jon Stewart was expecting a smooth transition back to "The Daily Show" Monday night after two weeks of summer vacation.

But between the migrant crisis at the Texas-Mexico border, the rise of Islamist militants in Iraq and the escalating Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the news Stewart missed was enough to kill the comedian's new tropical parrot.

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Is it 2016 already?

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) launched a fresh volley Monday against Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) in a growing foreign policy feud between the two potential presidential hopefuls. Paul responded to Perry's biting Washington Post op-ed with an equally punishing piece in Politico Magazine, casting the Texas governor as "stuck in the past" when it comes to finding a solution to the current crisis in Iraq and even taking a personal dig at the governor's new glasses.

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