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.

Articles by David

During David Bernhardt’s confirmation hearing to lead the Interior Department, an unexpected sight emerged over his right shoulder. A young woman donned a “swamp creature” mask and has proceeded to wear it throughout the hearing so far.

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At the end of a daylong House Oversight Committee hearing featuring Michael Cohen, Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) gave an impassioned closing statement thanking Cohen for appearing before the committee and pleading for a return to normalcy in American politics.

Watch the highlights from his closing remarks:


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The White House has released excerpts of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery.

“The agenda I will lay out this evening is not a Republican Agenda or a Democrat Agenda.  It is the agenda of the American People,” Trump is expected to say.

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