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

Casino mogul and Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson — the primary funder of a super PAC that backed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's (R-GA) 2012 presidential campaign — is reportedly getting tired of giving money to outside groups run by consultants. So, according to The New York Times, Adelson is thinking of starting his own super PAC.

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said that he received a call on Wednesday from Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch. Lynch and Holder, according to de Blasio, said that there would be a Department of Justice investigation into the death of Eric Garner.

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President Barack Obama said Wednesday that there's a very visible sense among Americans that the police and justice systems aren't treating everyone fairly. Those comments came in response to the news that no charges would be brought against the New York Police Department officer in the choke-holding case that resulted in the death of Eric Garner.

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