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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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Eagle-eyed viewers watching the introductions to Donald Trump's big immigration speech Wednesday evening may have caught it.

As they addressed the crowd in Phoenix, top Trump supporters Rudy Giuliani and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) donned sparkling white baseball caps with the campaign's newest slogan: "Make Mexico Great Again Also."

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Supreme Court refuses to grant stay of lower court ruling that blocked most of North Carolina's new voting restrictions. Everything going on here: crucial voting rights case ... key swing state ... tied 8-justice Supreme Court ... controversial voting restrictions blocked two months before Election Day. Tierney Sneed has the details.

Paul Manafort presided over the most calamitous stretch of presidential campaigning in modern political history. Behold the trainwreck.

A GOP memo to Republican members of all the county election boards in North Carolina, obtained by the Raleigh News and Observer via a public records request, reveals everything you suspected about GOP motivations in pushing for voting restrictions, including voter ID laws. It's not surprising, but it should still shock the conscience. Give this a read.

Vin Weber talked to TPM's Lauren Fox about the Trump campaign "shake-up" and captures where things stands today: "Look, we are in a terrible position. The Republican Party has made a mistake of historic proportion and when you do that, you find yourself in a place with no good solutions."

Read Lauren's piece here.

Appeals court rules North Carolina's new voting restrictions intentionally discriminated against African American voters. Full decision here.

Let's be realistic. GOP intransigence on Obamacare is not going to evaporate. But Tierney Sneed reports from Philly on why health care advisers in the Clinton circle are optimistic there are avenues to advance reforms. Worth a read.

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