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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

Among many tea party types, paying a penalty for having an insurance plan outside of Obamacare would be something of a badge of honor. Conservative journalist Matt Drudge famously claimed he had already paid a "liberty tax" for not getting coverage under Obamacare for his small business, a claim that was met with skepticism since the penalty hasn't yet been enforced. Other tea party groups have touted stories about regular people who are "happy" to pay the penalty rather than be covered under the law.

So why is New Hampshire state Rep. Marilinda Garcia (R), a vocal critic of Obamacare, so defensive about what kind of health care coverage she has?

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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.

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