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

Republican Senate candidate Dr. Monica Wehby, who's challenging Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), explained that police reports detailing accusations of showing up at one ex's house multiple times uninvited and striking another with a pad of paper shows her "very strong conviction" and that she's "a very committed, determined person."

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When the Hinds County Sheriff's Department concluded its investigation into the trio of supporters of state Sen. Chris McDaniel's (R-MS) U.S. campaign getting locked in the Hinds County Courthouse late on the night of the Mississippi primary (after that building had been closed and locked), that wasn't good enough for Hinds County Supervisor Robert Graham (pictured, left). So Graham asked Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith to investigate and late Friday the Clarion-Ledger of Mississippi reported that Smith agreed to have his office investigate the incident.

"My thinking behind this is that there are too many unanswered questions, the sheriff's department conducted an investigation and it's my belief that it was not a thorough investigation," Graham told TPM on Monday.

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Republican legislators in Michigan tried to prove they understand women by showing that they read women's magazines. The result wasn't what the lawmakers had hoped for.

On Thursday, Michigan Public Radio Network reporter Jake Neher tweeted a picture of state Reps. Roger Victory, Peter Pettalia and Ben Glardon reading Glamour and Harper's Bazaar.

"Don't say we don't understand women," Pettalia said, jokingly, according to Neher.

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The U.S. Senate runoff election between Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R-MS) is still weeks away but the pro-McDaniel tea party-aligned Club for Growth is already directing some fire at Democratic nominee Travis Childers.

The group released a new statement on Friday bashing former Rep. Childers (D-MS) (pictured), who is angling himself as a conservative Democrat in the race, as far too liberal.

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