Daniel Strauss is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. He was previously a breaking news reporter for The Hill newspaper and has written for Politico, Roll Call, The American Prospect, and Gaper's Block. He has also interned at Democracy: A Journal of Ideas and The New Yorker. Daniel grew up in Chicago and graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in History. At Michigan he helped edit Consider, a weekly opinion magazine. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) likened President Barack Obama's decision to take executive action on immigration to then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt's executive order authorizing putting Japanese-Americans in internment camps during World War II.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is one of the most outspoken opponents of immigration reform and has been a loud critic of President Barack Obama's decision to take executive action on immigration, but even Sessions doesn't think impeaching the president would be a good idea.
It turns out Republicans weren't the only ones using Twitter to get around federal campaign laws.
Less than a week after CNN's Chris Moody broke the news that Republicans were using secret but in-plain-sight public Twitter accounts to pass along internal polling data on House campaigns between outside groups and GOP committees, The Huffington Post reported that in 2012 the Democratic Party passed along information on advertising buys through a Twitter account with the handle @AdBuysDetails.
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), one of the most outspoken opponents of immigration reform in the House of Representatives, isn't quite sure on what specific grounds President Barack Obama would be impeached over his planned executive action on immigration, but thinks Obama will be impeached nonetheless.
When Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) was in talks with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to create a new leadership position for her, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the number three Democrat in the chamber and head of the Democratic Policy and Communications Center, suggested that Reid also bring in Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) to balance out Warren's liberal politics, according to Politico.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is widely believed to be running for president in 2016 but he hasn't announced yet and if he does run for president he has to get around Kentucky law that prohibits running for U.S. Senate and president at the same time. In an interview published Thursday, Paul hinted that there's a way to do that.