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

Tea Party favorite State Sen. Chris McDaniel is airing an ad accusing his opponent, incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) of engaging in dirty, shameless political attacks just after Cochran's campaign linked McDaniel to a conspiracy to photograph Cochran's wife in a nursing home.

"You've probably seen Thad Cochran's negative attack ads. Newspapers call them shameless. I call them outrageous," McDaniel said in the ad.

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A 10-year-old boy reportedly shot his 4-year-old cousin by accident with a rifle inside the girl's home in Harris County, Texas on Saturday.

Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Thomas Gililand told The Houston Chronicle that the boy discovered the rifle and discharged it at about noon on Saturday. According to Fox News' Houston affiliate, when the boy discovered the rifle, he thought it was a toy and started playing with it. When it discharged, the bullet hit his cousin in her lower leg, according to Gililand.

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Because of Memorial Day, "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" took the weekend off. To compensate, the show taped Sunday's episode ahead of time and Oliver predicted the news.

"Our top stories: last week Lebron James dunked a basketball forcefully, several times in front of Miami's largest collection of assholes," Oliver said. "Additionally, an old rich man last week was accused of racism or sexism and while trying to explain them away only seemed more racist. I'm not sure who that was but we haven't much from Donald Trump in a while so I'm guessing that was him."

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Georgia Senate Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn leads both of her potential general election Republican opponents in head-to-head match-ups according to a new poll from conservative-leaning pollster Rasmussen Reports.

The latest Rasmussen survey released Friday found Nunn leading Rep. Jack Kingston 47 percent to 41 percent among like Georgia voters. Three percent said they preferred another candidate and 9 percent said they were undecided.

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