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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.
The Democratic mayor of Fort Lee, N.J. told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday that he is now convinced his borough was targeted by lane closures on the busy George Washington Bridge because he did not endorse New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) re-election bid.
Former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ), who survived a gunshot wound to the head three years ago in her native city of Tucson, marked the shooting's anniversary Wednesday with a New York Times op-ed urging gun control reformers to be persistent.
Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL) said last week that he's not focusing on re-election as he returns to Capitol Hill from a stint in rehab, but that may be difficult now that he's drawn his first official primary challenger.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday rejected the argument that extending unemployment insurance encourages the long-term unemployed to remain jobless in remarks encouraging Congress to pass an extension of those benefits.