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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 columnist behind an op-ed that used the N-word in the headline stood by the use of the word in the headline.

In an interview with CNN, James Lincoln Collier, explained that the use of the word in the headline of the column (pictured above) captured what he was trying to say: that many people still consider Obama "the n***er."

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Updated: July 8, 2014, 3:00 PM

Tea Party groups who seemed to grudgingly concede State Sen. Chris McDaniel's (R) loss in a a close runoff election to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate are now sending out fundraising emails to rally their members to contribute to McDaniel's legal challenge to the results.

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Coal rolling, a fad for trolling environmentalists, is against the law as far as the Environmental Protection Agency agency is concerned.

Anti-environmentalists have started rigging their trucks to expel more and darker exhaust than normal as a sort of counter-attack to environmentalists advocating lower emissions from vehicles. It's called "coal rolling."

TPM reached out to Liz Purchia, the press secretary for the EPA, about the changes. Purchia told TPM "the short answer is this is illegal."

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A local New York newspaper ran an op-ed that used the N-word in its headline about President Barack Obama.

The op-ed, in the monthly West View News of the West Village in New York, by James Lincoln Collier, was actually not a piece criticizing Obama. Collier argued that "far right voters hate Obama because he is black."

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