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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

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has been called out for two misleading campaign ads that suggest as many as 300,000 Floridians have lost their health insurance coverage through Obamacare, according to The Miami Herald.

On Wednesday Scott deflected questions by reporters about the ads, produced by the Pro-Scott political committee Let’s Get to Work.

"Clearly, the ad's accurate [sic]," Scott said. He refused to elaborate.

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A new set of polls by Public Policy Polling finds Republicans on the defensive in a number of governor's races.

The polls, conducted by the Democratic-leaning PPP on behalf of MoveOn.org found the Democratic candidates in Maine, Kansas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Florida leading the Republican candidates.

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The conservative website Red State is looking to heap revenge on Mozilla for the ouster of former CEO Brendan Eich.

On Tuesday night a blog post with the byline The Directors said that the site would be blocking the Mozilla Firefox browser from accessing most of the content on Firefox's front page because of "a conflict with the values of the Mozilla corporation."

Users trying to access the front page should be met with a message that read "Careful now! This website could not be displayed by Firefox because it is not consistent with Mozilla's corporate values. May we suggest visiting another site instead? Click anywhere to continue."

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One of the lawmakers Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA) defeated to win his congressional seat is demanding on the congressman to step down in light of new video footage showing McAllister kissing a staffer (who is not his wife).

"This is another embarrassment to Louisiana," state Rep. Robert Johnson (D) said according to the Times-Picayune on Tuesday. "I think he needs to resign, and I don't think he can be effective."

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A long shot GOP Senate candidate said members of the House of Representatives are refraining from moving to impeach President Barack Obama because of what news coverage of an impeachment of a black president would look like.

In an interview with The Daily Times Herald of Iowa, Senate Candidate Sam Clovis said the reason Obama hasn't been impeached yet is a "practical matter."

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Rep. Phil Gingrey's (R-GA) Senate campaign is bashing an attack by a conservative super PAC as right out of President Barack Obama's "liberal" "Chicago-style" playbook.

Gingrey's campaign is attacking the Ending Spending PAC's attacks on him. Ending Spending is reportedly spending $1.3 million in ad time on a new ad attacking Gingrey as a politician with a habit for out of control spending. The ad attacks Gingrey as a "big spender in the House" and highlights his complaint that he's stuck in Congress making just $172,000 a year.

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Former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land (R), the likely Republican nominee for Senate in Michigan, said women prioritize flexibility in a job ahead of salary.

"Well we all like to be paid more and that's great but the reality is that women have a different lifestyle," Land said in the speech. "They have kids, they have to take them to get dentist appointments, doctors appointments all those kinds of things and they're more interested in flexibility in a job than pay."

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