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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President Barack Obama is expected to deliver remarks Monday night at an event for Organizing for Action, a nonprofit born out of his 2012 campaign effort, the White House said. 

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While the majority of Americans believe there is solid evidence of global warming, the GOP is deeply divided on the issue as a large share of Tea Party Republicans deny any evidence of climate change.

A poll released by the Pew Research Center Friday found Republicans facing greater internal divisions over climate change than Democrats. Just 25 percent of Tea Party Republicans said there is solid evidence of global warming, versus 61 percent of non-Tea Party Republicans.

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Two Tennessee lawmakers were scheduled to speak this weekend before a Southern secessionist organization with ties to a hate group, the Tennessean reported Thursday.

The Southern National Congress' website listed state Rep. Judd Matheny (R) and state Sen. Frank Nicely (R) as guests expected to discuss proposals for ways in which "Delegates can take back to their respective State legislatures" at the session, which runs Friday through Sunday.

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Famed British street artist Banksy netted well over half a million dollars Thursday night for a charity that auctioned off a "vandalized" thrift-store painting he created.

A bidder identified as "gorpetri" placed the winning offer of $615,000. The dated and signed artwork drew 138 bids after starting off at a minimum offer of $74,000, with the going rate doubling in the last half hour of the auction.

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Newly released documents show that just 248 people nationwide managed to enroll in health insurance through in the first two days of its launch, CBS News reported Thursday.

Notes from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' "war room" meetings, which were released by the House Oversight Committee, said just "six enrollments" had occurred by the morning of Oct. 2, the day after the website's launch and subsequent crash

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