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

Recent coverage of the North Carolina Senate race has said the trending topic is education. For Democrats, that means bashing North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis (R), the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, on his handling of the state's education budget. One conservative group, however, recently tried to counter those attacks by linking education policy to an all too familiar Republican target: Obamacare.

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President Barack Obama is mostly avoiding traveling to boost Senate Democratic candidates ahead of the November midterm elections. The one exception is Michigan, once a state Republicans furiously argued was very much a possible pickup in 2014 via former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land (R).

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The Republican nominee for governor in Massachusetts called a female reporter "sweetheart" while trying to get her to stop asking about his opinion on National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of recent domestic violence scandals surrounding NFL players.

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