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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A Republican lawmaker in Missouri who is sponsoring a bill that would mandate women seeking an abortion undergo an ultrasound and wait three days for the procedure defended his measure Tuesday, suggesting a woman getting an abortion should treat it with the same deliberation as shopping for cars or carpeting.

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Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus said Tuesday that he believes the Supreme Court should go beyond its recent ruling that struck down the limits on how much money a donor can give during an election cycle and get rid of all campaign finance restrictions.

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