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

Here are the details on that voting rights decision that was just handed down by a federal judge in Kansas. Republican state officials are having a hard time containing their glee, but this quote from Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne stands out:

"I feel there's been a media cover up of the extent to which voter fraud is a significant problem in Arizona," he told TPM's Eric Lach in an interview this afternoon. "[The ruling is] a significant victory for the people of Arizona over the Obama administration to assure that only citizens and not illegals vote in Arizona."

A federal judge in Kansas today just sided with Republicans and dealt a blow to voting rights advocates. More to come shortly.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has been making a pretty big claim about Obamacare lately. Namely, he says that it discriminates against the disabled. The problem, though, as TPM's Dylan Scott dissects this morning, is that Jindal's claim is complete BS. Be sure to read this one.

A couple days ago, CNN anchor Don Lemon wondered aloud whether "the supernatural power of God" made the missing Malaysian airplane disappear. Last night, he stepped up his game by raising all of the internet's crazy theories about the disappearance.

Chris Christie's former campaign strategist doesn't seem to have been hurt much by BridgeGate. He just landed a plum new job at a top GOP firm.

Local news reports say Fred Phelps has been excommunicated from Westboro Baptist Church, the hate group he founded.