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

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.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) comes to the defense of gay-bashing, Muslim-bashing "Duck Dynasty" reality TV star: "It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended."

Not even a black Confederate activist could stop Nathan Bedford Forrest High School in Florida from changing its name to something less KKK-ish.

The latest twist in the birther conspiracy theory involves the tragic death of a Hawaiian official who once verified President Obama's birth certificate. You guessed it: the birthers suspect she was killed because she knew too much. Oh, and because she was involved in Obamacare. Or something.


Obama Prepares For DHS Shutdown

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama convened a meeting with key administration officials on Friday…