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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
C-SPAN guests usually go on prepared for the occasional offensive question from a caller but when Dallas and Brad Woodhouse went on to Washington Journal Tuesday they got something different: a call from their mother.
A Republican state senator in Michigan heard that a Detroit chapter of a Satantic Temple is planning to set up a holiday display at the state Capitol. So the lawmaker, state Sen. Rick Jones, wants to counter that display with a nativity scene.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-MA) all-out push to defeat the Obama administration's nominee for undersecretary of the Treasury for domestic policy has caused fissures among both Republicans and Democrats.
While Republican senators were fuming at Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) for holding up a $1.1 trillion spending bill aimed at preventing a government shutdown, Democrats saw a silver lining: the move by Cruz and Lee gave Democrats an opening to move a number of President Barack Obama's nominees for federal judgeships and the executive branch.
Other members of the Senate fumed Saturday over objections by Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) that held up a $1.1 trillion omnibus bill meant to keep the government open. The objection was fueled by the two conservatives' desire to fight President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration.