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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The perennial question of whether Dems need to moderate or go full lefty may be moot in Florida this time around where the nomination of uber-progressive Andrew Gillum for governor could be a huge boost for Democrats’ chances of holding the Senate. Allegra Kirkland explains.

It now appears that the conversation Michael Cohen recorded with Donald Trump, and released last month to a frenzy, was about buying up all of the National Enquirer’s dirt on Trump. All of it, going back some 20 years. That’s according to the New York Times.

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Basking in the morning-after glow of his victory, Florida GOP gubernatorial nominee goes on Fox and warns voters not to “monkey this up” by voting for his African American opponent. Watch.

Some possible movement in the Manafort jury deliberations.

There was a knock on the door from the jury room into the courtroom, Tierney Sneed reports.

Subsequently we learned there is a new note from the jury, according to special counsel Robert Mueller’s office.

A new note from the jury in the Manafort trial. We’re waiting to hear more …

Reports of the new note came shortly after a hearing on news orgs’ request to unseal records in the case, including the names of jurors. Alice Ollstein reports.

Juries are notoriously difficult to predict. Anything could happen in the Manafort deliberations. But after its first day of deliberations, the jury sent out very specific questions to the judge, tied very closely to some of the key points of dispute in the trial.

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