Nick R. Martin

Nick Martin is an associate editor at TPM in New York City. He came to the site in 2011 as a reporter for TPMMuckraker. Previously, he worked in Arizona, first as a staff reporter for a local newspaper and later as a freelance journalist. He also ran the news blog Heat City. Contact him at nick@talkingpointsmemo.com

Articles by Nick

Now that New Jersey's Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R) is in the news, it's worth revisiting the profile our own Hunter Walker wrote about her last year. Turns out she's something of a mystery even to New Jersey political insiders. But she's the person who will inherit the governor's office if Chris Christie leaves to run for president.

Meanwhile this morning, Guadagno strongly denied allegations that she threatened to withhold Hurricane Sandy aid from Hoboken, N.J. unless the mayor there approved a development project favored by the governor.

Update: January 18, 2014, 12:01 PM

When federal appellate court judge Boyce F. Martin Jr. announced his retirement in July, he was praised as "one of the giants of the Kentucky judiciary."

But what was unknown publicly until Friday was that Martin left the bench under a cloud of accusations that he had racked up "questionable travel expenses."

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One of the questions that hangs over the Chris Christie bridge scandal involves his hot-headed spokesman, Michael Drewniak. Emails show Drewniak met with one of the Port Authority officials at the center of the scandal just a short time before the official announced his resignation. So what was said at that dinner, and what role does it play in the scandal? Plenty of questions here.

The scandal involving New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the George Washington Bridge is a complicated one. It has a long list of characters and a lot of moving parts. We've come up with some simple guides to help you navigate it.

For one, we've just published an updated list of the cast involved in the scandal. From Christie's inner circle to some Jersey Democrats digging into it, these are the people who are making the governor's life hell right now.

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New Jersey lawmaker tried to alert Gov. Chris Christie on the bridge lane closures six days after they reopened. Read the letter.

New Jersey Assembly committee just held Gov. Chris Christie's pal David Wildstein in contempt for refusing to testify at today's hearing. Assembly members said Wildstein could be charged with a misdemeanor for it, but the result was the hearing ended without any major revelations.

If you haven't been paying close attention to the Chris Christie bridge scandal that's been simmering these past few months, we've published a really clear, simple timeline to help you catch up in light of today's revelations.

There's basically no chance Steven Seagal will really run for Arizona governor, but saying he might was a pretty good publicity stunt for the new season of his reality TV show.