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 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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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) questioned whether a hypothetical Hillary Clinton presidential bid would be a boon for working families in an interview published Wednesday.

Sanders cautioned that Clinton has not announced any intention to run for president, but told Salon that "based on the kind of centrist positions that we have seen her take in the past … it remains to be seen whether she will be a forceful advocate for working families."

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The National Security Agency monitored Muslim targets' visits to pornographic websites in order to discredit them, according to a Huffington Post report published Tuesday and co-authored by Glenn Greenwald.

An NSA document dated Oct. 3, 2012, provided to the Huffington Post by former security contractor Edward Snowden, identified six targets as Muslims and described them as "exemplars” of how “personal vulnerabilities” can be exploited through surveillance to harm the targets' reputations.

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