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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.

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Remember when newspapers had copy editors? Back in the good old days, a couple of people would read the paper's copy before it went to press.

But those days are over, leaving room for pesky profanity -- like "fuck," for example -- to sneak into the print edition. That's exactly what happened last week in The Greenville News, a South Carolina daily newspaper.

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Hours after suspending his presidential campaign over mounting allegations of sexual harassment and infidelity, Herman Cain (as played by Saturday Night Live's Kenan Thompson) reflected on his campaign.

The allegations are "garbage," Cain told Seth Meyers. He gave Ginger White money because they are friends. That's what friends do, he said, slipping Meyers a wad of cash.

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Cenk Uygur has a message for corrupt politicians on both sides of the aisle: He's coming for them.

Uygur, the outspoken former MSNBC host and internet commentator, debuts his new show, The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur on Current TV at 7 p.m. ET Monday. He's the latest progressive pundit to join the Current family, and his show will be the lead-in to Countdown with Keith Olbermann.

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On its surface, Happy Feet Two is a cutesy sequel about a young penguin who is reluctant to dance. But could there be a radical left-wing agenda lurking below the arctic ice?

Some conservatives think so, The Hollywood Reporter reports, suggesting that the movie's politics might be a reason why the film has been off to a sluggish start at the box office.

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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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