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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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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) touted his administration's record of job creation in Wednesday's "state of the state" address by trotting out a formerly unemployed man who secured a full-time welding job.

But research by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel showed that part of the reason Christopher Barber, 32, had struggled to land a job was that he was a registered sex offender with a rap sheet.

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Jeff Davis, the second husband of Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D), doesn't want to keep talking about the reported discrepancies in his ex-wife's background.

CNN reported the attorney from Fort Worth, Texas isn't happy with the backlash sparked by his comments in a report clarifying some details about his ex-wife's background, including that he subsidized part of her education at Harvard Law School.

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