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 new Public Policy Polling survey found fairly good news for Democrats in Michigan: Mark Schauer, the gubernatorial candidate, is tied with Gov. Rick Snyder (R) while Rep. Gary Peters (D) leads former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land (R) in the race for U.S. Senate.

But there's another notable finding in the poll results: both Republican candidates' unfavorables are higher than their favorables and also higher than their Democratic opponents' unfavorables.

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Bill Maher, on his HBO show "Real Time With Bill Maher" offered some advice to Hillary Clinton if she wants to successfully run for president in 2016: get out of the public spotlight for a while.

"My advice to Hillary: just go away. Go away for a while. We're going to see each other in a couple years, a lot, because otherwise you're going to blow this," Maher said Friday.

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Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) leads North Carolina state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) in the North Carolina race for U.S. Senate according to a recent poll released by the conservative think tank Civitas.

The poll found Hagan leading Tillis 42 percent to 36 percent. Meanwhile, Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh had 9 percent support, the poll found.

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