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.

Articles by David

Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) acknowledges and apologizes for “clearly racist and offensive” yearbook photo of him from 1984. Oddly, the statement from the governor doesn’t say whether he’s the one in KKK garb or the one in blackface.

Trump administration tries to bypass appeals court and go straight to Supreme Court to get greenlight for adding citizenship question to the 2020 census.

The gadfly of the political dark arts was arrested this morning in Fort Lauderdale after being indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., according to a press release from special counsel Robert Mueller’s office.

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The William Barr confirmation hearing (sub. req.) is the day’s big news, but the federal court decision blocking the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the census may be the day’s most important and far-reaching news. Tierney Sneed is unpacking the ruling here.

Michael Cohen to testify to Congress next month, in open session.

The Senate has in the last few minutes pressed pause on any further votes on government funding or the border wall until the White House and congressional leaders agree on some kind of global deal.

It’s telling that no one on the Republican side wants to take any more votes until they know what President Trump will sign.

To be clear, that’s not significant progress. A shutdown still looms. A deal is not in sight.

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TPM’s Tierney Sneed obtained a copy of the lengthy Mueller-bashing memo that Attorney General nominee William Barr sent to the justice department earlier this year.