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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I'm sure many of our readers have memories of marching, performing, or working with Pete Seeger. Do you have a particularly striking remembrance? Please email it to us at the "Send Comments and News Tips" address at the top of the page.

Gabriel Sherman, author of the new book on Roger Ailes, talks to TPM about the "deep sadness" he ultimately came to feel for Ailes.

If Jim DeMint concluded that he overreached in his first year as president of the Heritage Foundation and decided he needed to reel things back in to restore relations with Republicans in Congress, with the business wing of the GOP, and with funders, what would it look like?

It would probably look a lot like this week's hire of Stephen Moore as the new "chief economist" for the foundation. That's how some conservatives who have been at odds recently with Heritage are seeing it. Dylan Scott reports on the initial reactions and talks with Moore himself.

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen indicted on federal corruption charges.

If we didn't have such short memories, we'd pair McDonnell with Christie and marvel at what's happening to major GOP 2016 contenders. But McDonnell's star dimmed what seems so very long ago.

Most of our memories of Martin Luther King, Jr., are in black and white, making his life and work seem longer ago and almost quaint, like the horn-rimmed glasses and skinny dark ties of the era.

So this morning I culled some of the color photos of King from our AP archives. There aren't many of them, but they're bracing. Take a look:

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Lifetime appointments to the bench, the legitimate need to keep judges apart from the political hurly burly, and their own institutional insularity combine to make the conduct of the federal judiciary extremely opaque and difficult to hold to account. So it's worth noting that on Friday, the Judicial Conference's Committee on Judicial Conduct and Disability, which reviews cases of misconduct by federal judges, published two different decisions involving judicial misconduct where the essential issue before the panel was whether to make public the alleged misconduct or keep it cloaked behind the judicial trappings of secrecy and confidentiality.

In both cases, the committee opted in favor of openness. How it got there -- and the backstory on both cases -- is fascinating.

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Looks like we're on track for one of the New Jersey senators investigating the bridge scandal to himself be a fact witness. Awesome ...