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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When Bruce Springsteen super fan New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) got a hug from his idol, he told reporters he cried.

Now Christie may be weeping for an entirely different reason: his hero teamed up with comedian Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night to parody the scandal surrounding lane closures on the George Washington Bridge with a tune set to Springsteen's "Born To Run" called "Gov. Christie Traffic Jam."

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