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. Peter King (R-NY) doesn't have a problem with the content of the letter that 47 Senate Republicans sent to Iran in the hopes of undermining the Obama administration's nuclear weapons negotiations. Rather, the New York Congressman just thinks it was a bad idea to send the letter to Iran's leaders.

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Kentucky Republicans are poised to grant Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) wish to hold a one-time party caucus instead of the usual Republican presidential primary, allowing the likely presidential candidate to circumvent a state law barring candidates from appearing on the ballot multiple times in the same election.

On Saturday the Kentucky Republican Party's executive committee unanimously endorsed Paul's proposal to hold the caucus. It's not official until the proposal is formally approved by the Republican central committee in August, but it appears likely Paul will be able to run for the GOP presidential nomination and his Senate seat at the same time. Still, that doesn't solve the problem for Paul on a general election ballot.

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