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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.
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.
The Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization that aims to advance reproductive health policies, released a statement on Thursday calling Republicans' proposal on over-the-counter contraception "troubling."