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.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) added his name to the list of senators agreeing with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in opposition to Lazard banker Antonio Weiss for undersecretary of the Treasury for domestic policy.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) plans to oppose Obama administration nominee for undersecretary of the U.S. Treasury Antonio Weiss, giving Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) some reinforcements in her push to kill the nomination.
At about the very end of the omnibus bill meant to prevent a government shutdown there's a provision tweaking campaign finance laws that lets politicians ask for even larger donations from the wealthiest American donors.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) on Tuesday unveiled his plan to solve his state's serious financial woes: dramatic budget cuts to state agencies by 4 percent and move $201 million from specific funds to Kansas's general funds.
Marijuana legalization advocates will want to pay close attention to a massive spending bill meant to keep the government from shutting down: there might be a provision in there stopping marijuana legalization in Washington D.C.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) made clear on Tuesday that she is not swayed by supporters of Obama administration nominee for Treasury undersecretary for domestic policy Antonio Weiss. Warren upped the ante in the unusually heated nomination fight, even mocking his defenders who point out that he supports "poetry."