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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State judge in Pennsylvania rules that the state's controversial voter ID law is unconstitutional.

I posted a reader email yesterday from a 30something Brooklynite, TC, who is supportive of Obamacare but still can't afford the premiums for health insurance on the exchange.

It prompted several emails from other readers with a range of reactions that basically fell into three categories: readers who could relate; older readers who, in almost a parental way, urged TC to reassess the financial risk of going without insurance; and readers who, if I can freely summarize, had little patience for underemployed hipster financial predicaments.

Here's a sampling:

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Chris Christie bridge fiasco parodied by his idol ... Bruuuuuce.

TPM Reader TC on the difficulty of getting young adults to sign up for Obamacare:

Love your reporting and wanted to drop a line tonight to offer my position on the ACA.

I'm a 32 year-old healthy male that wants, but can't afford, Obamacare. I think the law is a step in the right direction, it just doesn't go far enough to capture my peers in large numbers.

Let me offer my situation:

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It looks like we're soon going to be living in a brave new world of more limited recess appointments.

This morning in oral arguments on the scope of the recess appointment power, the Supreme Court justices expressed deep skepticism about its use during pro forma recesses. Less clear was where the justices might come down on whether annual intra-session recesses count as a recess or on whether the vacancy must come open during the recess for the recess appointment to be valid. Those last two restrictions are where the appeals court really pushed the envelope in the case before the Supreme Court.

Sahil Kapur was there.

Hundreds if not thousands of documents subpoenaed in the Chris Christie bridge scandal have been posted online by the state legislative committee investigating the matter. Here they are.

We're asking readers who are going through them to email us at talk at talkingpointsmemo.com with specific documents from the batch that deserve special attention.

Find something good? Email us.

Put "Christie Docs" in the subject line of your email. Please identify which document you're referring to by exhibit and page number. Thanks in advance.