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.
New data released Friday, just a few days before the election, showed October tax revenue was 15 percent below projections in Kansas, a bad sign for Gov. Sam Brownback (R), who helped usher in the tax cuts that has helped put his re-election chances in serious danger.
Democrat Mary Burke's gubernatorial campaign released a rather aggressive attack ad against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and campaign worker Gary Ellerman, which highlights swastikas superimposed over the Obama presidential campaign logo posted on Ellerman's Facebook page. The aggressive ad accuses Walker of engaging in "sleaze politics."
It's not every day that the anti-same sex marriage National Organization for Marriage endorses a Democrat over a Republican, but that's exactly what happened in the race between Democrat Seth Moulton and former Massachusetts Senate Minority Leader Richard Tisei, who is openly gay.
The Mormon Church has decided to rename the General Women's Meeting as the General Women's Session of General Conference — something that signals a big change for women's leadership in the church, the governing First Presidency for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced on Thursday.
North Carolina Democrats say they have good news coming out of early vote tallies, especially among African-Americans — a key constituency that Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) needs to win a tight re-election race where polls show she just barely leads House Speaker Thom Tillis, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate.