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David Kurtz

David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.

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The immediate threat to Wisconsin's public records law seems to have passed, but the question of who was behind the move to essentially eliminate it remains very live.

We now have the state legislature's Republican leaders admitting they knew about it in advance, but Gov. Scott Walker still mum on the subject -- which may tell you everything you need to know.

Here's the latest on who know what and when.

Donald Trump's new three-page diatribe slashing his critics, his former corporate partners, Mexican immigrants, and the government of Mexico is pure Trump, all the way down to this classic self-pitying line about his three-week old candidacy: "I have lost a lot during this Presidential run defending the people of the United States."

Just mesmerized by Obama's tour de force eulogy in South Carolina. Words can't really do it justice, which you know if you were watching the live speech and Twitter simultaneously.

I don't know if it was the history-making of this week -- gay marriage and health care for all -- or the history-remaking of this week -- the lowering of Confederate flags -- that made us primed for such a speech. But from the tragedy in South Carolina came his most resounding speech, his most uninhibited confrontation of race in America, and his most uninhibited self-expression on the public stage.

You can -- and should -- watch the whole thing here.

LGBT legal advocacy groups now moving to make sure the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision is enforced nationwide, county by county.

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