David Taintor

David Taintor is a news editor at Talking Points Memo. Previously, he worked at NBC News and Adweek. He's a native of Minnesota. Reach him at taintor@talkingpointsmemo.com.

Articles by David

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin was not exactly impressed with Attorney General Bill Barr’s press conference ahead of the release of the redacted Mueller report.

“It was much more ringing in its endorsement of the President’s conduct than even the press conference several weeks ago. I mean, it was an extraordinary political commercial for the President,” he said.

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During David Bernhardt’s confirmation hearing to lead the Interior Department, an unexpected sight emerged over his right shoulder. A young woman donned a “swamp creature” mask and has proceeded to wear it throughout the hearing so far.

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At the end of a daylong House Oversight Committee hearing featuring Michael Cohen, Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) gave an impassioned closing statement thanking Cohen for appearing before the committee and pleading for a return to normalcy in American politics.

Watch the highlights from his closing remarks:


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