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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.

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Updated: July 11, 2014, 1:10 PM

A local newspaper in Kentucky revised a quote it attributed to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) about the role of gender in the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky. The original quote said "I could be wrong, but most of the barriers have been lifted."

The paper later changed the quote to read: "I could be wrong, but most of the barriers have been lowered."

"We initially published a quote that contained the word "lifted." After re-listening to the tape the reporter had on her recorder we determined the word was actually "lowered," Oldham Era editor Kenny Colston told TPM. "We've since corrected that online and will run a correction on that in our paper."

The time the quote was changed online was approximately at 1 p.m. on Thursday. The story was published at 6 a.m. on Thursday.

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Update: According to the Associated Press, one of Boyer's employer's TrueBlue, said that no company protocol would have led to them ordering a drug test or firing him. Spokeswoman Stacey Burke said that if he was fired, he would be reinstated.

Mike Boyer, the first man to buy recreational pot legally in Spokane, Washington claims that he lost his job because of the media attention he got for being the first man in line.

In response to being broadcast on TV stations and photographed in newspapers for being the first person to buy marijuana for recreational use legally, Boyer said that employers for two of his three part-time jobs say he has to take a drug test now. Boyer (pictured) said he will fail those drug tests.

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The chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party panned a call from his counterpart in Missouri to appoint a committee to investigate "racially divisive ads" targeting Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) in the primary runoff election against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran.

Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef (pictured) called the idea a "publicity stunt."

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Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) has been echoing calls from the chairman of the Missouri Republican Party for Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus to investigate robocalls in support of Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-MS) re-election campaign, which the Missouri chairman called "racially divisive ads and robocalls."

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A day after state Sen. Joni Ernst, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Iowa, distanced herself comments resurfaced from January in which she called President Barack Obama a dictator and said should be impeached, reports surfaced that she'd made similar claims as recently as within the last two weeks.

Yahoo News and The Daily Beast noted on Wednesday that Ernst said she supported the idea of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) moving to impeach the president on June 27 during a radio interview with WHO Radio's Simon Conway.

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