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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GOP nominee for attorney general lets loose at rally in support of North Carolina's new anti-LGBT law. Watch.

I'm quite confident that after crowing over the UnitedHealth withdrawal from the Obamacare exchanges, House Republicans are going to have a "fix" for this in their six-years-overdue, election year Obamacare alternative that they plan on rolling out soon. Very, very soon. Wait for it.

The deep enmity toward Ted Cruz within the Senate is coming back to bite him in new and maybe unexpected ways.

As Lauren Fox talked to GOP senators for this piece, one of the dynamics that emerged was that even if senators might be inclined to soften their loathing of Cruz as a way of heading off a disastrous Trump nomination, many of them had already endorsed other candidates earlier in the race who have since dropped out. The prospect of endorsing a second time and having that person lose, too, runs the risk of making individual senators look fairly ridiculous.

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Unanimous Supreme Court solidifies principle of one person, one vote. All good, right? Mostly good, yes.

But if you're used to picking through the dissents (or in this the case the concurring opinions) of the conservative justices, looking for the clues to the next conservative legal attack on this or that longstanding precedent, you saw something in Justice Alito's concurrence to give you pause -- unless you're one of the architects of the current conservative grand legal strategy, in which case you might have had a gleam in your eye.

Tierney Sneed reports.


Garry Shandling tributes from the late night shows last night. Watch.

Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) is not happy with Mitch McConnell's Supreme Court blockade: “I would rather have you complaining to me that I voted wrong on nominating somebody than saying I’m not doing my job.”