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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

There was a bit of frank discussion about how Democrats are articulating the party's message on the economy during a panel on the middle class. Two of the panelists, Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and venture capitalist Nick Hanauer, who co-founded Second Avenue Partners, said there had been a bit of a disconnect in how Democrats articulated their message on the economy in the 2014 midterms and until that changed, Democrats would keep "getting their butts kicked."

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Something of a news bombshell broke on Monday when CNN's Chris Moody reported that Republicans seemed to have found a trick to get around election law: posting internal polls on publicly accessible Twitter accounts that could only be deciphered if you really knew what the collection of numbers meant. But many experts say as flagrantly as this may be flouting the spirit of the law, it's near-impossible to take those responsible for the scheme to task under the new era of election law.

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