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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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TPM Reader SV gets straight to the point:

Hi. Long time reader here. I find myself getting frustrated by the “Trump held up aid in exchange for a commitment to dig up dirt on a political opponent” narrative.

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Here are the nine GOP senators who have not signed on to Sen. Lindsey Graham’s tepid resolution condemning the impeachment process in the House:

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NYT: “Republicans close to the White House are increasingly concerned that a bloc of senators could emerge, including some they suspect might not run for re-election, to break with the president.”

The 68-year-old Maryland Democrat who chaired the House Committee on Oversight and Reform died Thursday.

His wife, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the chair of the Maryland Democratic Party, released the following statement:

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is grilled by the Nashville NBC affiliate about whether he met with Rudy Giuliani when they were both in Warsaw in February. Pompeo wilts, but refuses to answer:

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It’s not exactly a secret. You can see who works at TPM right there on the masthead.
But many times over the years, new hires have come aboard only to wonder where everyone else is.

“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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