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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The "young invincibles" the Affordable Care Act relies on to offset the cost of insuring older Americans are less familiar with the law than their elders.

According to a Gallup poll released Monday, young Americans aged 18-29 are the group least familiar with the health care law. While 63 percent of respondents in that age group said they were familiar with the law, 37 percent said they were not familiar.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Monday denied accusations that he backpedaled his support for a bill that would grant in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants.

“I said the legislature should move in the lame duck session towards tuition equality in New Jersey. Period,” he said at a news conference, as quoted by ABC News. “That’s what I said. I didn’t support any particular piece of legislation. And I still support tuition equality.”

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear another challenge to the Affordable Care Act, Reuters reported.

The court dismissed a suit challenging central provisions of the law including the requirement that individuals obtain health insurance, according to Reuters. The petition was brought by Virginia's Liberty University, the Christian college founded by evangelist Jerry Falwell, and two other individuals.

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