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Hunter Walker

Hunter Walker is a national affairs reporter for TPM. He came to the site in 2013 from the New York Observer. He has also written for New York Magazine, Gawker, the Village Voice, Forbes, The Daily, and Deadspin. He can be reached at hunter@talkingpointsmemo.com

Articles by Hunter

After hiring attorneys, two allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) will have two more days to comply with subpoenas issued to them as part of the legislative investigation into the growing scandal over lane closures on the George Washington Bridge that caused days of gridlock in Fort Lee, N.J.

Bill Baroni and David Wildstein both resigned from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the bridge, earlier this month amid allegations from Democrats that the lane closures were ordered because Fort Lee's mayor declined to endorse Christie's re-election bid. 

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The patriarch of "Duck Dynasty," America's biggest cable television show, shared his views on "sin," homosexuality, and world religions in an epic interview that appears in the January issue of GQ.

Phil Robertson, the elder statesman of the show's family of self-described "Bible-thumpers," told the magazine that in America today "everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong."

“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men," Robertson said before paraphrasing a Bible verse. "Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

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The infamous private security firm Blackwater earned billions before its founder Erik Prince left in 2010, but he told TPM on Tuesday that the multiple federal investigations into his business prevented him from making a massive personal fortune.

During an interview at a hotel in midtown Manhattan before he was set to appear on "The Daily Show," Prince said money was one of the reasons he recently released a book rather than just riding off into the sunset. The book was also largely dedicated to dispelling what he sees as misconceptions about Blackwater.

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