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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The conservative landscape appeared divided Friday after the Ben Carson campaign admitted that his stories about an offer to attend West Point on a full scholarship were false.

A number of commentators defended the retired neurosurgeon from what they perceived as another hit from the liberal media, and some invoked the reliable bogeymen of the Benghazi attacks in the process. But others saw the admission as a damaging revelation, if not a death knell, for the retired neurosurgeon's front-of-the-pack campaign.

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