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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Citing an unnamed source, Reuters reported late Tuesday that President Obama had narrowed his short list of potential Supreme Court nominees to two men and could announce his nominee as early as Wednesday.

The final two candidates for the seat left open by the death of Antonin Scalia are Judge Sri Srinivasan and Judge Merrick Garland, both of whom sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, Reuters reported, citing a "source familiar with the selection process."

TPM Reader RB checks in with this dispatch from the Trump rally in North Carolina yesterday. The perspective of a fellow TPM reader is different from what you typically get from news reports, and RB's take is particularly nuanced.

One point before you dive in: This was the same rally where an attendee was caught on camera appearing to throw a punch at a black protestor, apparently out of RB's view.

Here's RB's account:

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