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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Jon Stewart last night did was he does best: poke fun at the media. He premiered a new segment, an assault on puns in cable news, aptly titled "You're Not Punny."

"They're not just painful and unpleasant, they take us out of the newscast," Stewart said. "It's like in the movies, when people start phone numbers with '555.' It's completely unnecessary."

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Sometimes actions speak louder than words. Like when Vice President Joe Biden simply couldn't control his laughter over the thought of Sarah Palin winning against President Barack Obama in 2012.

Palin told Barbara Walters in an interview set to air in full on December 9 that she thinks she could win.

Appearing first on Larry King Live last night, then Morning Joe today, Biden offered a few carefully chosen remarks about a potential Obama-Palin matchup.

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Recount? What recount?

Democrat Mark Dayton is making it clear that he's going to be ready if he is declared the next governor of Minnesota, launching his transition site, daytontransition.org -- recount or no.

The site leads with a welcome message from Dayton and his running mate, Yvonne Prettner Solon, saying that while election officials sort out who the official winner is, "the challenges facing us and our State simply cannot wait."

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