Catherine Thompson

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

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) touted his administration's record of job creation in Wednesday's "state of the state" address by trotting out a formerly unemployed man who secured a full-time welding job.

But research by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel showed that part of the reason Christopher Barber, 32, had struggled to land a job was that he was a registered sex offender with a rap sheet.

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