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

Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) failed to collect enough valid signatures to appear on the Democratic primary ballot, Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett said on Tuesday.

"It is my determination that in accordance with the current laws and statuses of the State of Michigan, the nominating petitions filed by Congressman John Conyers Jr. are insufficient to allow his name to appear on the August 5, 2014 Primary Ballot," Garrett said in a statement according to The Hill.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) broke with Karl Rove and shot down the idea that HIllary Clinton suffered a "traumatic brain injury" that disqualifies her from running for president in 2016.

"There's no reason for me to suspect that Secretary Clinton has a health problem that would disqualify her. She seems to be very engaged and very capable," Graham said Tuesday according to Politico. "I think that people at 69 are incredibly able to serve 'cause I'll be there in 10 years."

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) holds a commanding lead over his tea party challenger, according to a new poll.

The NBC News-Marist poll released Monday found McConnell leading tea party challenger Matt Bevin 57 percent to 25 percent among likely Republican voters. That finding comes about a week before the Kentucky primary and follows recent polling which has shown McConnell with a wide lead over Bevin.

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