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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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Sandra Ortiz and her son Bryan Chavez
Families Belong TogetherPolitics

Migrant Families Reunite After Years Apart: 'It Feels Like A Dream'

Rep. Jamaal Bowman speaks on June 23, 2020 in New York.
Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/APPolitics

Progressives Respond To President Biden's First Address To Congress

Materials in recycling facility
Charles Krupa/APSci/Health

The Ugly Truth About U.S. Recycling System: It's Garbage

Joe Biden boards the train at Amtrak's Pittsburgh Train Station, Sept. 30, 2020.
Andrew Harnik/APPolitics

Could "Amtrak Joe" Give High-Speed Rail Its Long-Awaited Glow Up?

Illustration of President Joe Biden and the U.S. Capitol building.
Andrew Lawler/NewsyPolitics

Progressives Ready To Target Democratic Establishment In 2022 Midterms

Illustrated graphic of energy sources used in Texas
Andrew Lawler/NewsyPolitics

Green New Deal Gets Fresh Push In Texas Amid Fallout From Power Crisis

Graphic showing the 50-50 split between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate.
Andrew Lawler/NewsyPolitics

Democrats Split Over $15 Minimum Wage Hike In COVID-19 Relief Package

Sen. Bernie Sanders and President Joe Biden
Matt Rourke/APPolitics

How President Joe Biden Made Inroads With Progressives

Rioters shove police barrier at Capitol
Julio Cortez/APPolitics

Counterterrorism Experts Say Domestic Terrorism Threat Is 'Persistent'

President Joe Biden
Evan Vucci/APPolitics

How President Biden Might Confront Policing Issues In First 100 Days

An illustration of President Biden's health care plans
Andrew Lawler / NewsyPolitics

Inside President Biden's Plan To Shore Up The Affordable Care Act

An illustrated calendar of President-elect Joe Biden's first 100 days in office.
Andrew Lawler / NewsyPolitics

Can Biden Distribute 100 Million Vaccine Doses In His First 100 Days?

Pro-Trump rioters climb scaffolding
Jose Luis Magana / APPolitics

Fact-check: There's No Evidence The Capitol Riot Was Led By Antifa

Mississippi Air Guard Tech. Sgt. Exstrella Smith withdraws a dose of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine.
Rogelio V. Solis/APSci/Health

Why Is The U.S. Lagging Behind In Administering COVID-19 Vaccine?

Yellow caution tape is marks off a crime scene in Japan.
TV ASHAI/CNN NewsourceU.S.

Japan's 'Twitter Killer' Sentenced To Death For Murders Of Nine People

Supporters of President Trump rally in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 12, 2020.
Luis M. Alvarez / APPolitics

Trump Supporters Rally In D.C. Before Electoral College Vote

Nurse prepares syringe of vaccine
Hans Pennink/APSci/Health

State, Local Officials Prepare To Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines

Politicians criticized for violating their own COVID-19 recommendations
Andrew Lawler / NewsyPolitics

Elected Officials Take Heat For Not Following Own COVID-19 Advice

President Trump
Patrick Semansky / APPolitics

Speculation Mounts Over Potential Pardons In Pres. Trump's Final Weeks

Janet Yellen speaks with FOX Business Network guest anchor Jon Hilsenrath on Aug. 13, 2020.
Andrew Harnik / APPolitics

President-elect Joe Biden Picks Janet Yellen For Treasury Secretary

President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., on Nov. 9, 2020.
Carolyn Kaster / APPolitics

Joe Biden Reveals Top Foreign Policy, National Security Picks

President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. on Nov. 19, 2020.
Andrew Harnik / APPolitics

Pres. Trump's Records Could Pose Another Hurdle For Biden Transition

California Gov. Gavin Newsom
Renée C. Byer / The Sacramento Bee via APPolitics

Calif. Governor Under Pressure To Name Latino To Harris' Senate Seat

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.
Andrew Harnik / APPolitics

Kamala Harris Makes History As Vice President-Elect

Joe Biden speaks to supporters in Wilmington, Del., on Nov. 4, 2020.
Paul Sancya / APPolitics

AP: Joe Biden Projected To Become President

Laborers board up windows in Los Angeles, California.
Chris Pizzello / APPolitics

Cities, Businesses Prepare For Possible Election Day Unrest, Violence

Voters wait in long lines to cast their ballots during early voting in Indianapolis.
Michael Conroy / APPolitics

Where Voting Stands Four Days Out From Election Day

President Trump and Joe Biden
Patrick Semansky / APPolitics

What Early Voting Numbers Tell Us About The 2020 Election

The Supreme Court
J. Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

How The Supreme Court Has Decided The Rules For Voting In 2020

Voters line up in the rain at Miami polling place
Lynne Sladky / APPolitics

Floridians Face Long Lines, Rain On Day 1 Of Early In-Person Voting