Catherine Thompson

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

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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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