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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new ad by Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis's (D) gubernatorial campaign hits Attorney General Greg Abbott, her Republican opponent, for not doing enough to help disabled victims even though after Abbott himself was paralyzed he sued the homeowner and a tree company connected to the oak tree that caused his paralysis.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has repeatedly claimed that former Sen. Scott Brown, her Republican opponent in the race for U.S. Senate there, pushed legislation letting employers deny women coverage for birth control and mammograms. PolitiFact took a look at the birth control coverage claim deemed it "true" while it deemed the mammogram claim "mostly false."
Republican Brad Schimel, who is currently running for attorney general in Wisconsin, didn't prosecute an attorney who deleted files from the computer of an aide to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) relating to an ongoing John Doe criminal investigation of the governor.
California Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio (R) denied allegations Wednesday that he had sexually harassed and intimidated a former campaign staffer. DeMaio, in the process, admitted that he was questioned by police about the sexual harassment claims made against him.
There's a very real chance that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) could lose in his campaign for re-election to Democratic challenger Mary Burke (D). But even if he wins, it may be by how much he wins that could decide Walker's fate for his rumored 2016 hopes.