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

If there's one thing the Supreme Court has done over the past few years, it's make it easier for the wealthiest Americans to play a uniquely powerful role in politics by flooding the zone with cash. So you might think that every one of the wealthiest billionaires in the U.S. would rush to try and shape the country's politics in exactly the way they would want.

But among the very wealthiest billionaires in the country, not all of them them play an outsized role in American politics. For every David Koch or Michael Bloomberg, there are also equally wealthy or, in many cases, wealthier, billionaires who don't take as active (or at least as publicly active) role in American politics.

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