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Daniel Strauss

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 daniel@talkingpointsmemo.com.

Articles by Daniel

An elected Hinds County official may have been responsible for a trio of supporters of Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) entering the Hinds County Courthouse after hours where ballots were kept on June 3, the night of the Mississippi Republican primary.

That's according to Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith who plans to release the findings of his investigation into the incident either Wednesday afternoon or Thursday.

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Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) is making one thing clear about his run for governor: it's not meant to get him on the hit show Duck Dynasty, unlike Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R).

"I will lead. I'm not running for governor as a stepping stone…I'm not even running to gain a cameo appearance on 'Duck Dynasty,'" Vitter said according to The Advocate of Louisiana on Monday. The comment was a clear jab at Jindal, who has been mentioned as a potential 2016 presidential candidate and recently appeared on the show.

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