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

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) said that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-VA) loss to tea party challenger David Brat in the Republican primary for Cantor's district shows that the tea party controls the Republican Party.

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In his concession speech shortly after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) was defeated in the Republican primary for Virginia's 7th Congressional District the top House Republican was brutally honest.

"Obviously we came up short," Cantor said.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) looks poised to come out of Tuesday's primary election night either the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate (again) or the frontrunner in a runoff. Graham has been able to be the establishment candidate who is "teflon" to conservative attacks on the right. According to the conservative who challenged Graham in the 2008 primary, it's all a ploy.

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Republican Senate candidate Dr. Monica Wehby, who's challenging Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), explained that police reports detailing accusations of showing up at one ex's house multiple times uninvited and striking another with a pad of paper shows her "very strong conviction" and that she's "a very committed, determined person."

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