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

Just when you were starting to get bored with the Republican primary debates, Donald Trump steps up.

The (barely) flaxen-haired businessman is teaming up with the conservative news website Newsmax to moderate a debate in Iowa on December 27, the New York Times reports.

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Unlike Herman Cain or Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney doesn't sit down for television interviews too often. And after an interview with Fox News' Bret Baier earlier this week, it's easy to see why.

The perennial Republican candidate was exasperated and a bit hostile when Baier challenged him on his previous positions. Romney told Baier to "read the tape" of his past positions to see that he hasn't flip-flopped as much as Baier claimed.

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The iPhone 4S' digital assistant, Siri, is not actually pro-life -- Apple says a glitch is responsible for the phone's failure to direct users to abortion clinics in cities like New York and Washington.

Apple took some heat this week when users discovered that Siri could direct you to a strip club or escort service, but not, say, a Planned Parenthood clinic, Raw Story pointed out Tuesday. The ACLU even started a petition asking Apple to update its software, and NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation urged Apple to provide more information about the software, the Washington Post reports.

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Jon Stewart just couldn't help himself.

The Daily Show on Wednesday dedicated an entire segment having a laugh at NBC Nightly News' expense. On Tuesday, during Brian Williams' broadcast, an incessant fire alarm rang out in the newsroom. Williams -- Mr. Television that he is -- handled the situation gracefully. But Stewart couldn't let it slide.

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