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

Articles by Nick

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.

The Obama administration begins the day by announcing that the President plans to take two more executive actions on guns, including closing a background check loophole.

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 former intern who helped save Rep. Gabby Giffords when she was shot in the head is now being targeted with an anti-gay smear campaign.

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.

Just as the federal investigation into Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) was reaching a boil, the U.S. attorney overseeing the whole thing announced he is stepping down.