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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

Former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land (R), the likely Republican nominee for Senate in Michigan, said women prioritize flexibility in a job ahead of salary.

"Well we all like to be paid more and that's great but the reality is that women have a different lifestyle," Land said in the speech. "They have kids, they have to take them to get dentist appointments, doctors appointments all those kinds of things and they're more interested in flexibility in a job than pay."

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There's been an ongoing pattern of the 2014 election cycle: Democrats hope contested, bloody primaries between Republican candidates will create an opening for them. In Pennsylvania though the situation is flipped. Republicans are hoping an ongoing bloody Democratic primary will create an opening to save incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett (R), who's suffering from particularly low approval numbers.

"Whoever emerges, they are going to be bruised as everyone has to run to the left in the primary. Bruised and broke after having to spend a lot of money," Republican Governors Association press secretary Jon Thompson told TPM.

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New video footage of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) shows him suggesting that former Vice President Dick Cheney pushed invading Iraq to help out Halliburton, where Cheney used to work.

The footage was resurfaced on Monday by Mother Jones' David Corn. Paul, speaking at Western Kentucky University in 2009, said that in 1995 Cheney said that invading Baghdad would be a "disaster." But, Paul continued, years later, after Cheney served as CEO of Halliburton, he was very much for invading the country.

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A new poll from Magellan Strategies finds Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) leading the field in her fight to win re-election.

But Landrieu falls short of the 50 percent support she would need to avoid a runoff in the race. The Magellan Strategies survey found Landrieu gains a plurality of the support in the field with 39.3 percent of the 600 voters surveyed, according to The Hill.

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Brendan Eich's ouster as CEO of Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, sparked a firestorm of outrage of those on right who say he was being persecuted for his anti-LGBT views and that the company's reputation was irreparably tarnished.

On Thursday Mozilla, the maker of the Firefox browser, announced that Eich had decided to step down as CEO only two weeks after he took the post. The decision followed the online dating website OkCupid posting a message to Firefox users going to the site noting that Eich donated $1,000 to the California's Proposition 8, the constitutional amendment that outlawed same-sex marriages.

"The online dating service OKCupid called for a boycott of Mozilla," Redstate editor Erick Erickson wrote in a blogpost. "Contributing to an unpopular cause six years ago — during a time the left claimed 'dissent is patriotic' — is enough to blacklist Eich. The objections to his hire are not based on his competence, experience, or resume, but on $1000.00."

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Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto (R) secured the coveted endorsement from Sarah Palin in the primary for Florida 19th District special election, but now she's under fire for missing out on candidate forums and even a vote at the statehouse to hang out at a fundraiser with the former governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate.

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