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

At a New Mexico House Judiciary Committee hearing last week state Rep. Ken Martinez (D) said "rape is defined in many ways and some of it is just drunken college sex."

Republicans are hammering the state lawmaker over his comments, while Martinez is denying that his remarks were dismissive of the seriousness of rape.

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Mere minutes after a report broke on Friday that federal prosecutors planned to file corruption charges against Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), many conservatives took to Twitter to spin wild theories.

The primary theory that emerged was that Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was being targeted by the Obama administration over his criticism of nuclear negotiations with Iran.

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