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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.
Jon Stewart admitted on Wednesday's "The Daily Show" that for once, the 24-hour cable news cycle lived up to the hype when political newcomer David Brat defeated sitting House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA).
A Republican candidate for the Oklahoma state House who boasts that he's looking forward to "applying Biblical principles to Oklahoma law" is okay with gay people being stoned to death -- even if he won't legislate the practice himself.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Tuesday repeatedly confronted a faith leader -- who also happens to be a noted church-state separatist -- about his Christian beliefs during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on religious freedom.
The grandson of Hispanic labor and civil rights icon Cesar Chavez filed a lawsuit Tuesday in an attempt to take a man who adopted his grandfather's name off the ballot in Arizona's 7th congressional district.