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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Eliminating the estate tax (and calling it the "death tax") was the big tell that Donald Trump's ballyhooed tax plan was just your father's warmed-over GOP tax orthodoxy repackaged in a billionaire populist wrapper. But the deeper you look, the worse it looks. Brookings' Vanessa Williamson dives into the numbers at TPMCafe.

NASA to announce new evidence of flowing liquid water on Mars. Watch.

John Boehner expected to publicly announce his resignation plans at 1 p.m. ET. Watch live.

Across town from the Capitol, the Values Voters Summit -- aimed toward religious conservatives -- is getting into full swing today in D.C., with speeches from most of the major GOP presidential candidates. Here's how the crowd reacted when Marco Rubio announced the news of John Boehner's resignation.

Reports emerging from House conference meeting this morning that Speaker John Boehner will resign from office at the end of October, giving up his seat and his speakership. Stay tuned ...

With less than a week to go before the end of the fiscal year deadline, here's the latest on the shutdown prospects, including this observation from budget expert Stan Collender: “Boehner may need to allow a shutdown to occur for a few days to give the Freedom Caucus a victory before he can work with Dems on a clean CR."

Pope Francis arrives at the White House.