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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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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Jon Stewart last night checked in with the 111th Congress, saying that the post-election lame duck session is a "legislative sweet spot."

"(It's) the three weeks out of every two years when people can actually do what's best for the country, because they're not preoccupied with getting reelected," Stewart said. "It's kind of like that five-minute window after you have an orgasm, when you're finally not thinking about sex and can actually get some work done."

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