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David Kurtz is TPM's executive editor and Washington Bureau chief. He oversees the news operations of TPM.
A Direct Appeal

I know you love TPM. You tell me so all the time.
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Right In Front Of Your Eyes

Will the impeachment inquiry be able to keep up with an ongoing series of high crimes and misdemeanors?

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“Is this it?”

“This is everybody?”

We talk a lot around here about doing a lot with a little, about punching above our weight. Our ambition regularly exceeds our resources. But we sometimes forget that for many readers, we manage to project that we’re a much bigger, more robust outfit than we in fact are. Until a new member of the staff looks around and realizes there’s no wizard behind the curtain. It’s just us and a lot of hustle.

As we crank up our membership drive and ask you to join TPM Prime, I mention our small size this week for a couple of reasons.

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Bring It On

Trump really wants to make the business dealings of the candidates’ children an issue in the 2020 election? Okay then.

Right Out In The Open

It’s so deeply conflicted and perverse that it almost speaks for itself. But it’s still worth listening to what the legal and ethics experts say about Trump’s public play to host the next G7 meeting (G8 if Putin and Trump get their way!) at his own resort. Josh Kovensky reports.

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‘Not As A Candidate’

A quick point you may have missed:

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First Bit Of Mueller News

Robert Mueller is attempting to draw some lines around his committee testimony to exclude the “investigate the investigators” nonsense. In his opening statement he said he won’t address questions about the origins of the FBI’s Russia investigation or the Steele dossier.

Mueller also tried to fence off any of the procedural disputes surrounding his report or his testimony, saying he won’t address the actions taken by the attorney general or by Congress.

‘SEND HER BACK!’

Crowd at North Carolina rally breaks into “send her back!” chant after President Trump attacks Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN):

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