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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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio woke up to a mocking front page Thursday from the New York Post, as the mayor became the latest Democrat to jump in the 2020 race.

De Blasio, who has a 42% approval rating, according to Quinnipiac, focused his campaign announcement on working people.

But the New York tabloid doesn’t seem to be taking the bid too seriously.

The mayor’s presidential bid didn’t even make the front page of the city’s other major tabloid.

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CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin was not exactly impressed with Attorney General Bill Barr’s press conference ahead of the release of the redacted Mueller report.

“It was much more ringing in its endorsement of the President’s conduct than even the press conference several weeks ago. I mean, it was an extraordinary political commercial for the President,” he said.

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