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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

Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) has formally issued a denial to allegations of sexual harassment made by his former communications director against him.

Farenthold, in a response filed in D.C. federal court on Thursday, says the former communications director, Lauren Greene, was actually fired for poor performance and multiple absences.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) new state budget is tailor made to do two things: endear him to conservatives and enrage liberals, both in and out of Wisconsin. The budget is widely perceived in Wisconsin as an opening salvo in Walker's 2016 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, a way to solidify his bona fides with the conservative primary base.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) went to London's Chatham House think tank on Wednesday and he didn't want to talk about evolution or foreign policy. Instead, he wanted to talk about cheese.

During his appearance, Walker declined to answer questions from the audience, saying "I just don't think you talk about foreign policy while you're on foreign soil."

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Ethan Czahor, who was named former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's chief technology officer for the ex-governor's political action committee on Monday, has a history of posting derogatory comments about women and gay men on Twitter.

The tweets were highlighted by Buzzfeed a few hours after Time magazine broke the news that Czahor, the co-founder of Hipster.com, was moving to Bush's likely 2016 presidential operation. After the Time story, the tweets from
@czahor began to disappear.

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