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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
While the exchange of five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe
Bergdahl is unpopular with a plurality of Americans, Republicans were
more likely than Democrats to disapprove of the deal, according to two
polls released this week.
Jon Stewart marveled on Monday's "The Daily Show" that in the
little more than a week since Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release, Fox
News has managed to turn the solider into a "Muslim-terrorist-Kennedy-assassin."
Neighbors of the couple who ambushed two police officers Sunday in Las Vegas told local newspapers the pair had bragged about spending time at Cliven Bundy’s ranch during the standoff with the federal government earlier this year.
Republicans in Virginia have reportedly persuaded state Sen. Phillip P. Puckett (D) to resign and accept a prestigious job offer, giving the GOP a slim majority in the state Senate that would allow it to block Medicaid expansion.