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

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) is pushing an open letter he sent to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) vowing not to engage either his campaign or the "liberal media in their absurd witch hunt."

"No matter how many press releases your campaign puts out, I will simply not stoop to your level. Win or lose, I’d like to be able to wake up on June 4th and be proud of the primary campaign I ran on behalf of Mississippi," McDaniel wrote in the open letter to the incumbent senator, who McDaniel is challenging.

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In Senate primary race after Senate primary race, the tea party had to walk away with a losing hand. They seem to be hoping to get one final victory out of 2014: State Sen. Chris McDaniel in Mississippi as he challenges incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran.

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Jody Hice, pastor, talk radio host, and one of the Republicans in a runoff to replace Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), argued that the gay community had a secret plan to attract and sodomize children.

That's according to Hice in his 2012 book "It's Now or Never: A Call To Reclaim America." The claim was highlighted by Mother Jones on Wednesday.

Hice (pictured) also likened people in same-sex relationships to incest or bestiality.

"People love all kinds of other people and things, but that does not grant permission for marriage," Hice wrote. "It is illegal to marry a child or a sibling. It is illegal to marry a pet, which many people love dearly."

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