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

Articles by Catherine

President Barack Obama expressed sympathy for the families of the victims of shootings at Jewish centers Sunday in Overland Park, Kan., calling the incident "horrific" and pledging support for the investigation.

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Comedy Central comedian Stephen Colbert was tapped Thursday as the successor to late-night legend David Letterman's "Late Show" throne. He'll necessarily drop his blowhard-conservative persona from "The Colbert Report" when he heads to the "Late Show" -- but thankfully we won't have to say goodbye to the Colbert character's biting satire until Letterman officially retires in 2015. Revel in five of Colbert's most brilliant moments on the "Report" in the meantime.

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