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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Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) on his plans to boycott Pope Francis' speech to Congress: "[W]hen the Pope chooses to act and talk like a leftist politician, then he can expect to be treated like one."

Special bonus quote: "If the Pope wants to devote his life to fighting climate change then he can do so in his personal time."

The whole crazy "shut down the government over Planned Parenthood" pyschodrama continued to unfold in the House last night even as the GOP presidential debate was droning on. GOP leaders now have a new plan to let anti-abortion hardliners "vent" but to avoid shutting down the government.

Great! But ...

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If you missed the entire five-hour slogfest last night, I'm ... jealous. But more to the point, Ed Kilgore has the smart version of what you missed, which in truth wasn't a whole helluva lot. And that's partly the point.