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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
By now, even the most casual followers of the federal corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) and his wife are aware that the first lady was difficult to work with -- so difficult to work with that the entire staff of the Executive Mansion once planned to resign en masse.
The doctor who carried out a private autopsy on Michael Brown expressed a pretty old-school view on marijuana in a Monday interview with Fox News, when he speculated that the drug may have made the black teen act "crazy" at the time he was shot by a white cop.
The former Secretary of the Commonwealth described a "strained" relationship with the "diva-ish" former first lady of Virginia when she took the stand Monday in the federal corruption case against ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) and his wife.