Birther Train Leaving The Station … By David Kurtz | August 13, 2009 6:49 a.m. JOIN TPM FOR JUST $1 And Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) is on board. Late Update: Well, maybe one foot on the train and one still on the platform? David Kurtz (@TPM_dk) is TPM's executive editor and Washington Bureau chief. He oversees the news operations of TPM. Have a tip? Send it Here!