Nick R. Martin

Nick Martin is an associate editor at TPM in New York City. He came to the site in 2011 as a reporter for TPMMuckraker. Previously, he worked in Arizona, first as a staff reporter for a local newspaper and later as a freelance journalist. He also ran the news blog Heat City. Contact him at nick@talkingpointsmemo.com

Articles by Nick

During his time hosting the "Tonight Show," Jay Leno told 4,607 jokes about Bill Clinton.

PR company with ties to Gov. Chris Christie: We're "wholly uninvolved" in the BridgeGate scandal, but we're hiring a law firm anyway. (And oh, by the way, it's Rudy Giuliani's law firm.)

So today was the deadline for more subpoenaed documents to be handed over to the New Jersey lawmakers investigating the Chris Christie bridge scandal. Many of the people and organizations that got subpoenas were granted delays, but those that weren't apparently turned over at least some documents by this afternoon. None are expected to be released today, but hopefully we'll be seeing some soon.

New Jersey lawmakers had a chance today to purge a Republican state senator from investigating the bridge scandal after questions were raised about whether he was involved in the scandal itself. So what did they do?

On Tuesday, the news broke that Gov. Chris Christie met in September with an executive whose company has been linked to allegations involving Hurricane Sandy relief money and a real estate development. Now, TPM's own Hunter Walker reports that the ties between the governor and the executive run much deeper. Both have more than a decade of involvement with the same New Jersey charity. You're going to want to read this.

The phrase of the day is courtesy of ex-Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour.