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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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders attacked CNN on Thursday over a report that President Trump signing “Make America Great Again” hats may have violated a rule against troops participating in political activities. Sanders tweeted in response:

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CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said Thursday that President Trump’s strategy amounts to this: cater to the base.

I mean, he is gonna close down the government because Ann Coulter got mad at him. And that’s, you know, where we are on the budget side. And Mattis is a representative of a broad Washington consensus about military matters. He is not known as a particularly political person. But he’s out now,” Toobin said.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Wednesday morning that Republicans would introduce a continuing resolution to keep the government funded through Feb. 8.

Earlier Wednesday, the White House signaled it was open to a short-term solution to avert a government shutdown, according to the Washington Post. White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway told reporters the administration would “certainly” consider a continuing resolution.

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