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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From our piece on the notorious anti-Muslim extremists behind last night's Muhammed cartoon contest, this nugget from Matt Duss: “Even among people here in Washington that promulgate these ridiculous claims about the insidious Muslim menace in America, Spencer and Geller are seen as kind of an embarrassment."

The Bridgegate scandal is being blown wide open by prosecutors in New Jersey this morning. David Wildstein as expected pleaded guilty and admitted that the scheme to close the bridge was revenge against the mayor of Fort Lee.

Wildstein also admitted to conspiring with two other Christie allies, Bill Baroni at the Port Authority and Bridget Kelly, who was Christie's deputy chief of staff. Baroni and Kelly have reportedly been indicted, too, the NYT is reporting.

That hissing sound is the remaining air coming out of the Christie 2016 balloon.

More soon ...

The first criminal charges in the Bridgegate scandal are expected later this morning in federal court in Newark. Those proceedings are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. ET, and the U.S. attorney has scheduled a 1 p.m. ET press conference.

Old Chris Christie chum David Wildstein is reportedly going to plead guilty to as yet unknown charges, but the New York Times reports that others are expected to be charged today as well. Whether Christie himself will be implicated is the big unknown.

Stick around for all the latest as it comes down today. In the meantime, a look at what the Wildstein plea could portend.

Corporate America slowly waking up to the Indiana anti-gay religious freedom bill that Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed into law today.