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 email@example.com.
Thomas Ravenel, an Independent candidate for U.S. Senate in South Carolina running against Sen. Lindsey Graham (R), posted a rather personal paragraph on his Facebook page where he responded to allegations of assaulting the hairdresser of the mother of his child, Kathryn Dennis.
The former deputy campaign manager for Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio (CA) said that, contrary to claims from the DeMaio campaign, former staffer Todd Bosnich was not fired for plagiarism.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's (R) re-election campaign is arguing that a new Rasmussen Reports poll showing Democratic opponent Paul Davis ahead 52 percent to 45 percent among likely voters is probably wrong, citing the fact that it was conducted during game one of the World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants.
Reporters at The Chicago Sun-Times are asking the newspaper owner's reassurance that it won't to interfere in editorial content in response to the very public resignation of Springfield Bureau Chief Dave McKinney.