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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.
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.
As commentators scrambled to make sense of how House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) lost Tuesday's primary election to a little-known and little-funded Tea Party professor, conservative radio host Laura Ingraham gloated that Cantor's defeat was a "repudiation" of the GOP establishment on immigration reform.
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."