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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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The House is voting right now on a temporary funding bill for DHS that will avoid a shutdown tonight and extend this whole temper tantrum on immigration for another three weeks -- but the vote is surprisingly tight. The consensus was Boehner had enough votes to get this through without Democratic help. Democratic leadership was actively whipping against it. But Boehner may now need Democrats to get this through. It's very close. Stay tuned.

Late Update: It failed. Amazing, really. Not surprising with this clown show. But still amazing.

John Oliver is appalled with the way America selects judges.

I'm not sure it's completely penetrated the public consciousness that when the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in King v. Burwell next month and votes on the case in private conference two weeks from tomorrow that Obamacare really is on the line, and the ultimate outcome is very, very uncertain. As a sign of how dire things are for Obamacare, defenders of the law are crafting their arguments for Chief Justice John Roberts and making what is essentially a political argument: that the integrity and viability of the Supreme Court as an institution is on the line in this case.

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You gotta watch this homemade video of the effect gay marriage is NOT having in Alabama: "It looks like we're pretty safe here in Blount County, and we're not going to be subjected to any kind of plagues of homosexuals falling from the sky."

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