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

Jody Hice, pastor, talk radio host, and one of the Republicans in a runoff to replace Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), argued that the gay community had a secret plan to attract and sodomize children.

That's according to Hice in his 2012 book "It's Now or Never: A Call To Reclaim America." The claim was highlighted by Mother Jones on Wednesday.

Hice (pictured) also likened people in same-sex relationships to incest or bestiality.

"People love all kinds of other people and things, but that does not grant permission for marriage," Hice wrote. "It is illegal to marry a child or a sibling. It is illegal to marry a pet, which many people love dearly."

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The Senate Conservatives Fund, arguably the most aggressive conservative outside group to target Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in the Senate primary, urged Republicans to rally together to defeat Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes on Tuesday.

The statement came shortly after McConnell and Grimes won the Republican and Democratic nominations respectively. McConnell's win meant that he defeated Matt Bevin, who the Senate Conservatives Fund very enthusiastically boosted in trying to defeat McConnell in the primary.

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Redstate.com's Erick Erickson conceded Tuesday that he did not expect tea party Senate candidate Matt Bevin to win the Republican nomination for Senate and so, Erickson wrote, he would support Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in the general election.

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