David Kurtz

David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.

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You must read Catherine Thompson's interview with the Alabama state auditor who has been cavorting with a white supremacist group that thinks the South should secede again. But it's not a hate group, he declares. "There was no hate in that meeting except for one thing," Zeigler said. "They hated it when the fried chicken ran out."

A lot being telegraphed by the tone and manner in which GOP committee chairman is grilling Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards in this morning's hearing. A lot.

Eliminating the estate tax (and calling it the "death tax") was the big tell that Donald Trump's ballyhooed tax plan was just your father's warmed-over GOP tax orthodoxy repackaged in a billionaire populist wrapper. But the deeper you look, the worse it looks. Brookings' Vanessa Williamson dives into the numbers at TPMCafe.

NASA to announce new evidence of flowing liquid water on Mars. Watch.

John Boehner expected to publicly announce his resignation plans at 1 p.m. ET. Watch live.

Across town from the Capitol, the Values Voters Summit -- aimed toward religious conservatives -- is getting into full swing today in D.C., with speeches from most of the major GOP presidential candidates. Here's how the crowd reacted when Marco Rubio announced the news of John Boehner's resignation.

Reports emerging from House conference meeting this morning that Speaker John Boehner will resign from office at the end of October, giving up his seat and his speakership. Stay tuned ...