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

West Virginia Delegate Anthony Barill (D) was injured on Saturday when his son killed himself and reportedly shot his father by accident in the process.

Police said Barill, 80, was sleeping when a bullet went through floor and hit the delegate in the lower leg, according to West Virginia's CBS affiliate, WDTV

Barill's son, Bradley, was found dead at the house from what police later described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the news channel. Authorities said Bradley's wounding of his father appeared to be unintentional.

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The top venture capitalist who compared the liberal critique on inequality in the United States to Nazi Germany doesn't seem to be backing down from his comparison.

The celebrated venture capitalist, Tom Perkins followed up to his remarks on Sunday, saying that the difference now is instead of racial demonization, it's class demonization.

"In the Nazi era it was racial demonization, now it is class demonization," Perkins said in an email to Bloomberg News.

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Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL) formally submitted his letter of resignation from Congress Monday morning.

In the letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Radel, who was busted for cocaine possession in 2013, writes how his personal struggles had "serious consequences."

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Venture capitalist Tom Perkins compared liberals' push to reduce inequality in the United States to Nazi Germany's war on Jews.

In a letter to the editor published in The Wall Street Journal Perkins, a founding member of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, asks whether a "progressive Kristallnacht" is coming. Perkins's letter is in response to an editorial on speech codes at American colleges.

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