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Past articles by Catherine:

Former Trump Adviser Pleads Guilty To Making False Statements To FBI

Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty earlier this month to making false statements to FBI agents. The case was unsealed Monday, the same day a federal indictment was unsealed against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his partner, Rick Gates, alleging a $75 million money-laundering conspiracy. Read Papadopoulos’ statement of offense below: → Read More

Court Overturns Ex-Blackwater Guard's Conviction In Slayings Of Iraqi Civilians

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 → Read More

Graham's Takeaway From Briefing With Deputy AG: Russia Probe Is Now Criminal

Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) came out of a Senate-wide briefing Thursday by the U.S. deputy attorney general with the impression that... → Read More

Senior GOPer Demands Inquiry of Turkish Leader's Brawling Bodyguards

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior House Republican is calling on the Trump administration to investigate whether criminal charges are warranted... → Read More

WH Now Says Flynn Had Meeting With Russian Ambassador At Trump Tower

The phone calls with the Russian ambassador that led to Michael Flynn's ouster as national security adviser were an afterthought Thursday as Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepped in front of TV cameras and addressed revelations that he had met twice with that envoy during the campaign. So it was a good moment for the White House to confirm to the New York Times that, in addition to those calls,… → Read More

Gorka Linked To Anti-Semitic Groups During His Time In Hungarian Politics

Working as a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump is not counterterror lightweight and apparent hothead Sebastian Gorka's first rodeo in politics. The Forward on Friday detailed Gorka's time in Hungarian politics in the aughts, which included trying to get a new political party off the ground alongside former members of the Jobbik party, whose leaders have been accused of stoking… → Read More

Terror Expert Critical Of Gorka Says He Threatened Legal Action On Heated Call

A counterterrorism expert says White House aide Sebastian Gorka rang him up this week to threaten legal action and "berate" him for repeatedly questioning Gorka's credibility on Twitter. Newsweek on Thursday published what it said was audio of a phone call between Gorka and Michael S. Smith II, a terrorism analyst who's advised members of Congress and, like Gorka, weighed in on the issue as a… → Read More

Spicer Assails Media For 'Misrepresenting' Inauguration Crowd

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Saturday accused the media of misrepresenting the crowd at Donald Trump's inauguration in order to dampen enthusiasm for his presidency. “This was the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period,” Spicer said with emphasis. “Both in person and around the globe.” → Read More

WATCH LIVE: White House Spokesman Sean Spicer To Speak To Reporters

White House press secretary Sean Spicer was slated to give a statement in the briefing room at 4:30 p.m. ET. Watch live below: → Read More

Cashing in BIGLY in Argentina!

Over the weekend, there were a flurry of stories about how Donald Trump and his family are already using the presidency to leverage his overseas businesses as well as his new DC hotel. Well, now there's more. This time in Argentina. → Read More

Gabby Giffords: Trump's '2nd Amendment' Line Insinuates Violence

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ), who survived an assassination attempt in 2011, urged Americans in a statement Tuesday to condemn Donald Trump's remark about "Second Amendment people" taking action to stop Hillary Clinton from appointing Supreme Court judges, saying it could incite violence. → Read More

Argentine TV Uses Trump To Trash-Talk Team USA Ahead Of Soccer Tournament (VIDEO)

An Argentine TV channel released a promo Monday for the upcoming Copa America soccer tournament that contains some serious trash talk for its host country. The message to Team USA: your Republican presidential frontrunner keeps talking about building a border wall because you simply can't beat us. → Read More

WATCH LIVE: Sanders To Speak At Vatican Conference At 10 AM ET

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was expected to speak Friday morning at the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences in Vatican City. Watch live below at 10 a.m. ET via NBC News: → Read More

WATCH LIVE: Ted Cruz To Speak After Disappointing Primary Night

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was expected to address his supporters Tuesday night after the Ohio, Florida, Illinois and North Carolina GOP primaries were called for his rivals. Networks had not yet projected a winner in the Missouri primary. Watch below via NBC News: → Read More

WATCH LIVE: Kasich To Speak After Clinching Ohio GOP Primary

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) was expected to address his supporters Tuesday night after winning his home state's GOP primary. Watch live below via NBC News: → Read More

Kasich: I May Go To Convention 'With More Delegates Than Anybody Else'

After winning his first primary of the 2016 race Tuesday night, Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) vowed to take his campaign to the GOP convention and secure the Republican Party's presidential nomination. "All I can say is thank you from the bottom of my heart, but I want you to know something. We're going to go all the way to Cleveland and secure the Republican nomination," he told supporters. → Read More

WATCH LIVE: Trump To Speak After Big Win In Florida

Donald Trump was expected to hold a news conference Tuesday night at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida after winning a decisive victory in the Sunshine State. Watch live below via NBC News: → Read More

Nets: Too Early To Call Dem, GOP Victors In Kansas Caucuses

Roughly half an hour after the Republican caucuses in Kansas closed Saturday afternoon, NBC News reported that both the GOP and Democratic caucuses in the Sunflower State were too early to call. → Read More

Eyewitnesses Give Conflicting Accounts Of How Rancher Was Killed In Standoff

Conflicting accounts from people claiming to be eyewitnesses to the incident that resulted in rancher and Oregon wildlife refuge occupier LaVoy Finicum’s death emerged on social media Wednesday. → Read More

Ted Cruz's Mother Was On Official List Of Canadian Citizens Eligible To Vote

For years, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) has been dogged by a backburner controversy about whether he is eligible to serve as President since he was born in Calgary, Alberta Canada in 1970. But since Cruz's mother was an American citizen, the place of his birth actually is irrelevant to his eligibility. Yet Cruz's mother's name appears on Canadian government document obtained by TPM in 2013 that lists… → Read More