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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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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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If you’re struggling to piece together everything that just happened, here’s a quick rundown:

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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.

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.

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

One of his former clerks ponders how Justice John Paul Stevens would have approached the big Supreme Court cases of the Trump era.

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