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 email@example.com
The alleged threats against Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) were pretty wild. A man was arrested after he reportedly threatened to cut off her head. But there's a twist: Both he and the congresswoman are apparently tied to the same obscure Hare Krishna sect in Hawaii.
You might have seen some reports this week about an Arkansas Republican lawmaker who advocated putting guns in schools, and then accidentally shot a teacher. Well, problem is, that wasn't exactly true. The real story is far more interesting. Our reporter Eric Lach talked to the lawmaker today, and has this report.
Our reporter Hunter Walker spent a day with the tea party GOP Senate nominee from New Jersey, Steve Lonegan. And wow. Lonegan unloaded about "single mom shit," "angry looking Mexican guys" and, uh, more. Just read this.
The white supremacist prison gang known as 211 Crew is apparently still causing havoc in Colorado. After being linked to the killing of the state's prison chief earlier this year, the gang has allegedly ordered a "hit" on a local judge, causing him to go into hiding.