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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Fired New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson wants everyone to call her ouster from the newspaper for what it was.

Abramson opened up about her departure Wednesday night in an interview with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren, describing herself as a "hard-charging editor" and expressing no regrets about her tenure at the Times. From the outset of the interview, Abramson was referred to as a "fired" rather than a "former" editor.

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The ex-wife of a Florida cop who was fired last week for allegedly being a member of the Ku Klux Klan offered a surprising explanation for the ordeal when she was approached by state investigators earlier this year.

Ann Hunnewell reportedly told the investigators she and her ex-husband, Cpl. George Hunnewell, had joined the hate group in 2008 or 2009, while they were still married, as part of a covert operation to root out a crooked cop. Even though she was working at the time as a secretary for the police department, her undercover work was approved by the chief, she told the investigators.

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