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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Yesterday Dylan Scott was all over that bogus "survey" that the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent to insurance companies and the incomplete data it produced. Check out Dylan's pieces here, here, and here and my elaboration here.

When Michael Tomasky approached committee staff, basically asking what gives?, here's what they said:

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The evidence of Republicans playing fast and loose with the facts to discredit Obamacare is everywhere and has been for months. But I'm not sure there's any one example that so neatly encapsulates the bad faith and unfair dealing as what happened last night.

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Justice Scalia's goof in his dissent from yesterday's SCOTUS ruling on the EPA has been corrected as of this morning. See update at the bottom.

The administration of lethal drugs in the first of two highly controversial executions in Oklahoma went awry Tuesday evening. The inmate ultimately died of a heart attack, and the second execution was postponed for two weeks. The gruesomely ironic twist is that these two executions have been the focus of a titanic legal battle in the state over the drugs used in lethal injection executions.