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

Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) diverted from the Benghazi attacks on Thursday and accused Hillary Clinton of a broader pattern of trying to take personal political advantage of foreign policy successes while she was secretary of state.

Roskam went so far as to mockingly call it the "Clinton doctrine" in a biting exchange during Clinton's high-profile testimony before a select committee on the attacks.

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The past three days have seen reported windows for a Joe Biden 2016 announcement open and close without any official confirmation from the vice president.

But on Wednesday afternoon, after months of speculation, we finally heard it from the horse's mouth—and he's not running. That means many pundits, politicians, and reporters got it wrong.

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