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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.
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.
Hillary Clinton took a good-natured shot at Karl Rove, who last month reportedly suggested she may have suffered a "traumatic brain injury," while discussing her health in an interview that aired Friday.
President Barack Obama continued to defend the exchange of five
Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in an interview that aired
Friday, saying that he'd make the deal again despite criticism from members of Congress.
The Washington Post's resident fact-checker, Glenn Kessler, called Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) out on Friday for flip-flopping on a trade of five Taliban detainees for a U.S. solider detained in Afghanistan.