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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Also-ran in GOP primary for U.S. Senate says ranchers should be allowed to shoot on sight "wetbacks" crossing the border illegally.

The backlash in Arizona over the anti-LGBT bill sitting on Jan Brewer's desk has fully formed this week, with both of the state's Republican U.S. senators urging her to veto it and the state's business community coming out en masse against the bill. Fascinating stuff.

Obamacare as a key GOTV tool in 2014? If Dems have their way, it could play a role in at least one hotly contested Senate race. Dylan Scott explains.

TPM Reader KR sends in this note about Chris Christie's town hall meeting yesterday:

I grew up in Middletown, and return a few times a year to see family and friends. It's true that it's a reasonably (though not overwhelmingly) Christie-friendly town. Middletown has a lot of people who work in finance; it lost more residents than any other town in the state on 9/11, and built a memorial garden next to the train station. It also continues to have a large (if shrinking) working class population. The two communities send their kids to different high schools and are actually, literally separated by the train tracks that run through town.

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Interesting contrast between this story about how cardinals are scaling back their sartorial splendor in deference to Pope Francis' more ascetic approach and this one about a New Jersey archdiocese building out a fancy retirement home for its archbishop.