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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.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) swears that he didn't want to throw his fellow Republicans under the bus when he staged a filibuster last week that forced some to vote for a "clean" debt limit hike -- he just wanted them to be more transparent.
National security hawk Rep. Peter King (R-NY) thinks if Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) can be so critical of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, he should also take a clear stance on offering clemency to fugitive National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper now admits the intelligence community should have been "transparent" about the National Security Agency's collection of phone metadata from the time the program started.