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

Articles by Catherine

Barack Obama's video venture with BuzzFeed continued to hit a nerve Monday with those who think the President filming himself with a selfie stick was well beneath the dignity of the office.

In an op-ed titled "President BuzzFeed," Wall Street Journal deputy editorial page editor Bret Stephens faulted Obama for trying to come across as plugged-in with millennials, the age group that the BuzzFeed video was designed to encourage sign up for health insurance before the federal enrollment deadline.

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Brian Williams told an audience in 2008 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library that he was "fortunate" to have stood at the Brandenburg Gate the night the Berlin Wall came down.

Except there's no way Williams was at the Brandenburg Gate when East and West Germans crossed the wall for the first time on Nov. 9, 1989. As CNN Money pointed out Thursday, Williams' predecessor Tom Brokaw was the only American TV anchor to broadcast live on that momentous occasion.

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