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

The incoming leaders of the new Republican-controlled Congress have opted against reappointing Doug Elmendorf as head of the Congressional Budget Office, Bloomberg News reported Monday citing an "aide briefed on the decision." The move helps clear the way for so-called "dynamic scoring" -- a Holy Grail of conservative GOP budget wonks who don't like the way the costs of tax cuts are currently calculated.

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A blistering new editorial from The New York Times on Monday calls for President Barack Obama to prosecute the people involved in the torture program of terrorism suspects.

And the Times has a few specific names in mind: former Vice President Dick Cheney, former Cheney chief of staff David Addington, former CIA director George Tenet, and John Yoo, the DOJ lawyer who helped draft the memos authorizing the program, to name a few.

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There's an ongoing question centered on the possibility that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) might run for president in 2016: how would Hillary Clinton (who looks all but certain to run) respond to Warren's push to make the economy a signature Democratic issue?

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When she called into C-SPAN while her sons were guests on Tuesday, Joyce Woodhouse didn't think anybody would notice. But people did and the clip of her comments lightly berating her sons for their bickering (one is a Democratic operative the other is a Republican operative) went viral.

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