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 catherine@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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A fundraiser for the Indiana pizzeria forced to close down this week amid widespread backlash against its owners' beliefs about homosexuality became a major source of drama by the time it passed the $750,000 mark.

Concerns about the fundraiser's legitimacy pitted Glenn Beck's TheBlaze TV network against a Virginia TV station in a bizarre spat that played out Friday on Twitter.

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An Arizona State University professor whose class on the "problem of whiteness" sparked backlash from conservatives and a total freakout from white supremacist groups received hundreds of hate emails and letters this winter, according to a police report obtained by TPM.

But one cryptic letter apparently stuck out to the police. It was filled with Bible verses and it described the recipient as a sinner. It contained vague references to "murder." The letter was hand-addressed to the professor and listed nothing more than the town of Switzer, W.V. and a zip code as its return address.

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