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

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The local news anchor who became an unwitting conservative hero when she said earlier this week that White House reporters give their questions to press secretary Jay Carney in advance has now retracted her claim. She said she didn't take notes when talking to Carney "off the record," and it sounds like she was generally confused all around. TPM's Tom Kludt has the details.

Apparently New Jersey State Police have been taking photographs of protestors at Gov. Chris Christie's town halls recently. Now the state attorney general, a Christie appointee, has told them to knock it off.

From the looks of it, this guy has more than one regrettable tattoo. But one in particular (guess which) led to an intense standoff with police in Maine this week. (Photo courtesy of The Waterville Morning Sentinel.)

OK, seriously, so what gives with CNN anchor Don Lemon? His coverage of the missing Malaysian jet this week would be comical if it wasn't about such a tragic event.

It's looking more likely this morning that the plane crashed in the ocean when it disappeared almost two weeks ago. Yet Lemon has spent the last several days exploring every crazy conspiracy theory on the internet, like something out of InfoWars or an Art Bell broadcast.

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Here are the details on that voting rights decision that was just handed down by a federal judge in Kansas. Republican state officials are having a hard time containing their glee, but this quote from Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne stands out:

"I feel there's been a media cover up of the extent to which voter fraud is a significant problem in Arizona," he told TPM's Eric Lach in an interview this afternoon. "[The ruling is] a significant victory for the people of Arizona over the Obama administration to assure that only citizens and not illegals vote in Arizona."

A federal judge in Kansas today just sided with Republicans and dealt a blow to voting rights advocates. More to come shortly.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has been making a pretty big claim about Obamacare lately. Namely, he says that it discriminates against the disabled. The problem, though, as TPM's Dylan Scott dissects this morning, is that Jindal's claim is complete BS. Be sure to read this one.