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Shira Tarlo

Politics Reporter

Shira Tarlo is a political reporter covering the 2020 election in Washington, D.C. Before joining Newsy, Shira covered politics at Salon. Shira studied journalism and political science at New York University. Her work has appeared in NBC News and Politico Playbook.

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High School student Dan Garvey works at a polling station in Ohio.
Tony Dejak / APPolitics

As Virus Drives Poll Worker Shortage, Teens Are Coming To The Rescue

Ashley Hinson, the GOP candidate for Iowa's 1st Congressional District.
Charlie Neibergall / APPolitics

More GOP Women Are Running For The House Than Ever Before

A voter is handed an "I Voted" sticker after casting her ballot at a multi-purpose voting center.
Rich Pedroncelli / APPolitics

Young People Energized To Vote By Mail, But Many Don't Know How

President Trump speaks at the Republican National Committee convention on Aug. 24, 2020, in Charlotte.
Evan Vucci / APPolitics

GOP, Democratic Conventions Show A Country Bitterly Divided By Culture

Steve Bannon
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Bannon Pleads Not Guilty In Alleged Border Wall Fundraising Scheme

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President Barack Obama laughs with Vice President Joe Biden at the White House.Politics

Obama Displays His Political Muscle As He Stumps for Biden At The DNC

Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at a campaign stop in Durham, N.H.
Andrew Harnik / APPolitics

Progressives Reject Democratic Platform, Ready To Push Biden Left

Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks at The City Club of Cleveland, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Cleveland.
Tony Dejak / APPolitics

Why Are Four Republicans Speaking On Opening Night Of The DNC?

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris arrive to speak at their first joint campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware.
Carolyn Kaster / APPolitics

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris Make Campaign Debut As Running Mates

Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris
David J. Phillip / Associated PressPolitics

Joe Biden Selects Kamala Harris For Vice President

Medical personnel work in the emergency department at NYC Health + Hospitals Metropolitan in New York.
John Minchillo / APSci/Health

Over Half Of U.S. States Running Out Of ICU Doctors As Cases Surge

Queen Elizabeth II knights Capt. Tom Moore
Chris Jackson/Pool Photo via APSci/Health

100-Year-Old Knighted After Raising $40M For U.K. Health Service

Andrew Lawler / NewsySci/Health

Why Summer Didn't Slow Down COVID-19

Dr. Anthony Fauci and President Donald Trump
Andrew Harnik / Associated PressSci/Health

Fauci Warns COVID-19 Could Be As Serious As 1918 Flu Pandemic

School custodian wearing face shield
Charlie Neibergall / APSci/Health

Schools Open In Florida Next Month. Are Educators Ready?

Illustration of coronavirus spread
Andrew Lawler / NewsySci/Health

239 Scientists Challenge WHO, Assert COVID-19 Spreads Through Air

Fireworks explode behind a U.S flag during a July 4th celebration in N.J.
Julio Cortez / Associated PressSci/Health

How To Celebrate Fourth Of July Safely Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Police fire pepper balls at protesters
David Zalubowski / Associated PressU.S.

How Police Brutality Is Tied To America's Gun Culture

A vial of COVID-19 vaccine candidate
Sakchai Lalit / Associated PressSci/Health

Trump Administration Looks To Deploy COVID-19 Vaccine By January

LGBTQ rights supporters at the U.S. Supreme Court
Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated PressU.S.

Supreme Court: LGBTQ Workers Are Protected From Job Discrimination

Protester with "Defund The Police" sign
Matt York / Associated PressU.S.

Reform Or Defund Police? Activists, Lawmakers Split On Next Steps

Minneapolis City Council member speaks
Jerry Holt / Star Tribune via Associated PressU.S.

What Does 'Defund The Police' Mean?

Protesters at the Capitol
Alex Brandon / Associated PressU.S.

CDC Director: Widespread Protests Could Be COVID-19 'Seeding Event'

Woman wearing a mask leaving a store
David Zalubowski / APSci/Health

Did States That Opened Early See A Spike In COVID-19 Cases?

Joe Biden
Matt Rourke / Associated PressPolitics

Sidelined By COVID-19, Joe Biden Struggles To Make Gains With Latinos

Rick Bright testifies before a House subcommittee
Greg Nash / Pool via APSci/Health

Ousted Vaccine Official Warns U.S. Heading Toward 'Darkest Winter'

Woman drops off ballot
Tony Dejak / Associated PressPolitics

COVID-19 Puts Voting-By-Mail To The Test Ahead Of November

Tara Reade
Donald Thompson / Associated PressPolitics

Biden Accuser Tara Reade Calls For Him To Exit Presidential Race

Nuns rally outside the Supreme Court
Jacquelyn Martin / APPolitics

Supreme Court Weighs Trump Administration's Limits On Birth Control

Joe Biden speaks to members of the press at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on March 10, 2020.
Matt Rourke / APPolitics

Joe Biden Denies He Sexually Assaulted Ex-Senate Aide Tara Reade