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

When Republican David Jolly ran for the late Rep. C.W. Bill Young's (R-FL) seat Jolly had the support of Young's widow, who campaigned for him. Now, Young's widow, Beverly Young, is saying she plans to challenge him in 2016 as a Democrat.

"I am absolutely going to run against David in 2016," Beverly Young told the Tampa Bay Times. "I’d do it now if I could. If I’d known that the Democrats wouldn’t put anyone up on that ballot, I’d have been there myself this time. I thought they had a candidate. I wouldn’t have been ready. But I would have run anyway."

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There are people other than the four men already charged who knew about the video made by political blogger "Constitutional Clayton" Kelly that included the image of Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-MS) wife before the video went up online, according to Madison, Mississippi District Attorney Michael Guest.

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Tea Party favorite State Sen. Chris McDaniel is airing an ad accusing his opponent, incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) of engaging in dirty, shameless political attacks just after Cochran's campaign linked McDaniel to a conspiracy to photograph Cochran's wife in a nursing home.

"You've probably seen Thad Cochran's negative attack ads. Newspapers call them shameless. I call them outrageous," McDaniel said in the ad.

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A 10-year-old boy reportedly shot his 4-year-old cousin by accident with a rifle inside the girl's home in Harris County, Texas on Saturday.

Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Thomas Gililand told The Houston Chronicle that the boy discovered the rifle and discharged it at about noon on Saturday. According to Fox News' Houston affiliate, when the boy discovered the rifle, he thought it was a toy and started playing with it. When it discharged, the bullet hit his cousin in her lower leg, according to Gililand.

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Because of Memorial Day, "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" took the weekend off. To compensate, the show taped Sunday's episode ahead of time and Oliver predicted the news.

"Our top stories: last week Lebron James dunked a basketball forcefully, several times in front of Miami's largest collection of assholes," Oliver said. "Additionally, an old rich man last week was accused of racism or sexism and while trying to explain them away only seemed more racist. I'm not sure who that was but we haven't much from Donald Trump in a while so I'm guessing that was him."

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