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 alleged suspect in this morning's shooting of a news crew has posted to his social media accounts what appear to be videos he himself took during the shooting.

Late Update: The alleged shooter has reportedly shot himself. Conflicting reports on his status. Initial reports were that he had died, but more recent reports are that he is in critical condition.

Not even sure what to say about this. Obama plays golf with Stephen Curry, and that makes you uncomfortable somehow? Here's GOP bigwig Al Cardenas today being all warm and fuzzy about it:

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Trump taking it to a new level. No legal change is required to deny birthright citizenship to the children of undocumented immigrants, he told Bill O'Reilly last night. By his reading of the law, those children are not now and never have been citizens.

"I don't think they have American citizenship and if you speak to some very, very good lawyers -- and I know some will disagree -- but many of them agree with me, you're going to find they do not have American citizenship," Trump said.

Hillary Clinton's backstage conversation, captured on video last week, with leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement is revealing, captivating, and so telling about the way she thinks about politics, campaigning, how to sync up movements with policies, and just in general gives more insight into her method of operating than anything I seen in a long time. Worth your time to watch.