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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.
Comedian John Oliver parodied Oregon's twee Obamacare ads on Sunday's premiere of his new HBO show "Last Week Tonight" as he ranted about how the state spent a quarter of a billion dollars on a health care website that didn't work.
"Meet The Press" host David Gregory dismissed a report that said NBC hired a psychological consultant to interview his friends and family in hopes of turning around the news program's flagging ratings.
One of the supporters serving as a bodyguard for Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy during his standoff with federal authorities -- and who also happens to be black -- said he would still "take a bullet for" Bundy after the rancher made racially inflammatory comments.
Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy said Friday that he doesn't believe his remarks on blacks and slavery were "offensive," and if other people take them that way, it means civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. didn't do his job.