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

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Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee plans to launch a publication called the "Huckabee Post" in January 2014, ABC News reported Monday.

David Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor's son, told ABC News that his father's news website will cover everything from politics to pop culture. He called the publication a "natural extension and expansion" of the commentary his father already does on other media outlets, including his radio show and Fox News.

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One New Hampshire lawmaker is willing to go to extremes to prevent former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) from exerting his influence in the Granite State. 

Republican state Rep. JR Hoell told conservative blog Granite Grok that if Brown answers the call of Republicans trying to draft him into running against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), "firearms and ammo" may be necessary to protect the state from what he called Brown's "RINO," anti-gun policies.

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Being in the United States without documentation shouldn't be singular grounds for deportation, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said in an interview this weekend.

"Our view of the law is that if somebody is here without sufficient documentation, that is not reason for deportation," Pelosi said on Telemundo's "Enfoque." "If somebody has broken the law, committed a felony or something, that’s a different story."

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Harvard University on Monday ordered the evacuation of four buildings after receiving unconfirmed reports of explosives on campus.

The university's Twitter account said that the Harvard University Police Department and Cambridge Police Department were on scene investigating the reports. 

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National Security Agency officials still aren't sure exactly what documents former contractor Edward Snowden took from the agency, but at least one official thinks offering him amnesty could stop him from leaking further intelligence.

Rick Ledgett, who runs the task force investigating Snowden's leaks, said in a "60 Minutes" interview that aired Sunday he believes granting Snowden amnesty is "worth having a conversation about." 

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