Catherine Thompson

Catherine Thompson is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. Before joining TPM, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She is a graduate of New York University, where she served as the deputy managing editor of NYU's student newspaper, the Washington Square News. She can be reached at catherine@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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The Slate blogger whose piece, "Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore," was trashed by Megyn Kelly responded Thursday with a reality check for the Fox News host.

Aisha Harris' message to Kelly: "Santa isn't real."

The Fox News host went off on Harris' article Wednesday, insisting it was a "verifiable fact" that Santa was white. Kelly argued if the image of a white Santa made Harris "uncomfortable," that didn't mean the image "has to change."

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) warned Thursday that lawmakers should actually take the time to read the budget deal he reached with Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) before they criticize it.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Tuesday called the deal "irresponsible" and vowed to oppose it, even though he voted against sequestration cuts. MSNBC host Joe Scarborough asked Ryan what he would say to Rubio's criticism.

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