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

A long shot GOP Senate candidate said members of the House of Representatives are refraining from moving to impeach President Barack Obama because of what news coverage of an impeachment of a black president would look like.

In an interview with The Daily Times Herald of Iowa, Senate Candidate Sam Clovis said the reason Obama hasn't been impeached yet is a "practical matter."

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Rep. Phil Gingrey's (R-GA) Senate campaign is bashing an attack by a conservative super PAC as right out of President Barack Obama's "liberal" "Chicago-style" playbook.

Gingrey's campaign is attacking the Ending Spending PAC's attacks on him. Ending Spending is reportedly spending $1.3 million in ad time on a new ad attacking Gingrey as a politician with a habit for out of control spending. The ad attacks Gingrey as a "big spender in the House" and highlights his complaint that he's stuck in Congress making just $172,000 a year.

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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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