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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 email@example.com.
FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver's latest prediction centers around two key points: Republican chances of gaining control of the Senate have shrunk from 64 percent to 55 percent and so the race for control of the Senate is "pretty darned close."
Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI), the former reindeer farmer who was defeated in the Republican primary for Michigan's 11th Congressional District in August, is "seriously considering" running as a write-in, according to a report from the Michigan Information & Research Service on Monday.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) response to Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes' new ad saying McConnell doesn't know how to hold a gun links Grimes to President Barack Obama.
New Hampshire state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, the Ted Cruz-backed tea party-aligned New Hampshire congressional candidate, loves to bash Obamacare. But in a recent interview, when focus fell onto her own coverage, Garcia had less to say.
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough went on a bit of a rant on Monday saying that Hillary Clinton has been too much of a "robot" as she hints plans to run for President in 2016. Scarborough, in a tangent on Morning Joe, said politicians like Clinton need to stop teasing out whether they're going to run for President and just say so.
Former Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce (R) resigned his position as first vice chairman of the Arizona Republican Party on Sunday amid criticism by prominent Republican candidates of Pearce's recent comments on sterilization and poor women.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R), one of America's most tea party governors, has suddenly found himself in serious danger of not winning re-election. If he does lose, he'll have House Minority Leader Paul Davis (D) to thank.
Retired Air Force General Michael Hayden, the former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency, compared conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria to engaging in casual sex.
Rep. Steve Southerland (R-FL) tried to deflect charges of sexism by Democrats by pointing out that he lives with five women and asking if Democratic opponent Gwen Graham has ever been to a lingerie shower.