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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.
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), a former prisoner of war in Vietnam, said Tuesday that the prisoner swap executed by the Obama administration to bring Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl home from captivity in Afghanistan was a "mistake."
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) warned Tuesday during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that a constitutional amendment proposed by Democrats could "muzzle" the political speech of liberal as well as conservative groups.
House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Rodgers (R-MI) on Tuesday disputed President Barack Obama's claim that he consulted with Congress for "quite some time" about the possibility of trading Guantanamo Bay detainees for a U.S. soldier captured in Afghanistan.
It didn't surprise Jon Stewart one bit that another mass shooting took place while "The Daily Show" was on break -- this time six people were killed before the shooter took his own life near the University of California, Santa Barbara.
President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he consulted with Congress for "quite some time" about potentially trading detainees from the Guantanamo Bay facility for a U.S. soldier captured in Afghanistan.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Monday requested that the Senate Armed Services Committee hold a hearing on a deal the Obama administration brokered to bring an American soldier detained in Afghanistan home in exchange for five Afghan detainees.