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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

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), one of the most outspoken opponents of immigration reform in the House of Representatives, isn't quite sure on what specific grounds President Barack Obama would be impeached over his planned executive action on immigration, but thinks Obama will be impeached nonetheless.

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When Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) was in talks with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to create a new leadership position for her, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the number three Democrat in the chamber and head of the Democratic Policy and Communications Center, suggested that Reid also bring in Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) to balance out Warren's liberal politics, according to Politico.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is widely believed to be running for president in 2016 but he hasn't announced yet and if he does run for president he has to get around Kentucky law that prohibits running for U.S. Senate and president at the same time. In an interview published Thursday, Paul hinted that there's a way to do that.

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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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