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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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Jimmy Carter: "Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body."

It started as a dispute over the AP American history curriculum, but a Colorado school board recall is shaping up as a proxy fight for national groups, including the Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity, over a whole range of contemporary public education flash points.

Democratic congressman from Philadelphia indicted on federal corruption charges.

A man reportedly opened fire this evening in a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana. The shooter is reportedly dead. An unconfirmed report of at least one additional fatality. Multiple injuries. Local ambulance service tweets that it transported eight people from the scene to area hospitals.

This one hits close to home. Lafayette happens to be my hometown. My grandmother lived across the street from that theater for many years.

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If anyone was ever cut out for the classic executive overreach that so often accompanies re-election to a second term, it's Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R). And, man, is he overreaching, in spades. So much so that even Maine Republicans are beginning to abandon him. The most dramatic split came when the GOP-controlled Senate refused last week to accept LePage's botched vetoes. Sorry, pal, these are too late! But it's not just the botched vetoes. As one GOP legislator put it dryly to TPM's Tierney Sneed, he's actually brought Democrats and Republicans in the statehouse closer together. Bipartisanship!

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