David Taintor

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David Taintor is a New York-based senior editor who oversees breaking news coverage. He previously worked at NBC News.
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Where Things Stand: Trump Sows New Fears About Election Prime Badge

Like clockwork, President Trump on Wednesday sparked a new controversy centered on his shirking of democratic norms. This time, it was Trump refusing to commit to a peaceful transition of power if he loses the November election. Read More

Where Things Stand: Senate GOP Falls In Line Behind McConnell Prime Badge

There was never any real doubt that Republicans would move swiftly to fill the seat of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And now a number of key Republican senators have come out to endorse Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) effort to do so. Whether a vote will happen before or after Election Day remains something of an open question, but once McConnell has the votes he will say “go.”

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NEW CASTLE, DE - SEPTEMBER 18: Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to reporters about the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg upon arrival at New Castle County Airport after a trip to Duluth, Minnesota on September 18, 2020 in New Castle, Delaware. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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