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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Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has largely refrained from publicly engaging with real estate mogul Donald Trump over the course of the 2016 presidential race. But in private, the former Florida governor reportedly has some choice words for his primary rival.

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A longtime fixture in the political orbit of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and his father, Ron Paul, was indicted Wednesday in an alleged bribery scheme concerning the elder Paul's 2012 presidential bid.

The investigation has been years in the making, and the indictments unveiled on Wednesday were the closest yet to land to the Paul family.

Here are three things you need to know about how development ties into the Kentucky senator's presidential campaign and the Republican primary.

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North Carolina is not one of the states where the U.S. military training exercise dubbed "Jade Helm 15" is taking place this summer. Nevertheless, three men from Gaston County were charged with conspiring to arm themselves with illegal explosive devices to combat what they saw as a potential military takeover, according to court documents unsealed Monday in U.S. District Court in Charlotte.

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