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

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.

The Justice Department just announced that Ryan Loskarn, the chief of staff for Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), was arrested this afternoon on child pornography charges. More here.

We've learned this afternoon that the child porn investigation tied to Sen. Lamar Alexander's (R-TN) chief of staff is being run by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, which so far isn't saying much because the case is still under seal.

We've also put together some background about the chief of staff, Ryan Loskarn, who has been placed on leave by Alexander's office.

There were a lot of great moments during Utah Attorney General John Swallow's (R) announcement that he was resigning amid scandal, but the first quote in this story really was the best.

We'll have more soon on what turned out to be a pretty defiant press conference. In the meantime, here's the breaking news: Utah's Republican attorney general has announced his resignation, citing the scandal that has plagued him for months.

This scandal in Utah has been simmering for months. Now it looks like it's going to bring down Republican Attorney General John Swallow. Local newspapers are reporting he is expected to resign before the week's end.

After pleading guilty to cocaine possession, Rep. Trey Radel's big announcement tonight was that he's taking a leave of absence from Congress and getting treatment for what he described as "this disease."