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

A local New York newspaper ran an op-ed that used the N-word in its headline about President Barack Obama.

The op-ed, in the monthly West View News of the West Village in New York, by James Lincoln Collier, was actually not a piece criticizing Obama. Collier argued that "far right voters hate Obama because he is black."

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Roy Nicholson, the former founding chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party, is one of the supporters of state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) who says Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and his allies stole the runoff election for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate.

"To my mind they are, again, actively engaged in a conspiracy to distort the election results in favor of Thad Cochran. So that's my reasons for offering to be involved in a plaintiff," Nicholson said in an interview with TPM.

He's putting his money where his mouth his. Nicholson joined voter-fraud-myth-pushing group True The Vote as one of the plaintiffs in its lawsuit to get Mississippi to open the poll books that granted Cochran his win in the runoff (its an argument that some experts met with skepticism).

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Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel's (R) campaign announced Thursday that they are offering 15 rewards of $1,000 each for people who can bring evidence that leads to the arrest and conviction of people involved in voter fraud in the Mississippi Republican runoff for U.S. Senate between McDaniel and Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), who won the runoff.

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Bob Beauprez, the Republican nominee for governor in Colorado, seems to have criticized the so-called freeloading 47 percent of Americans who don't make enough to pay federal income tax before former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney did.

"I see something that frankly doesn't surprise me, having been on Ways and Means Committee: 47 percent of all Americans pay no federal income tax," Beauprez said during a speech at the Denver Rotary Club in 2010, which resurfaced on Wednesday.

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