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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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In an impassioned Senate floor speech last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said that there is a war being waged on America's "disappearing and shrinking middle class."

"We talk about a lot of things on the floor of the Senate, but somehow we forget to talk about the reality of who is winning in this economy, and who is losing," he said. "And it is very clear to anyone who spends two minutes studying the issue that the people on top are doing extraordinarily well, at the same time as the middle class is collapsing and poverty is increasing."

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Saturday Night Live over the weekend lampooned the ongoing WikiLeaks saga, floating a new format to reveal the juiciest leaked cables: "WikiLeaks: TMZ."

Sipping from the signature TMZ thermos, Bill Hader (playing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange) asked his staff, "So what do we have today, guys? Looking for world leaders behaving badly. Come on."

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Just as Congress prepares to vote on the Bush-era tax cuts, MoveOn.org has a new ad out today, calling for President Barack Obama to return to his bold days as a candidate.

The ad features a montage of people asking Obama to "be the president we fought to elect," and let the tax cuts expire.

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