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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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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

People wait in line to vote on the first day of Tennessee's early voting.
Mark Humphrey / APPolitics

Long Lines On Day 1 Of Early Voting In Rhode Island, Kansas, Tennessee

A graphic showing the 22-member Senate Judiciary panel.
Andrew Lawler / NewsyPolitics

How Amy Coney Barrett's Confirmation Could Impact Control Of Senate

A sign directing seniors or people with disabilities to a curbside voting station in Washington, D.C.
Andrew Shafer / NewsyPolitics

This Is What It's Like To Vote With A Disability During The Pandemic

Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris speak at the vice presidential debate, Oct. 7, 2020, in Salt Lake City, UT.
Julio Cortez / APPolitics

VP Debate: Mike Pence, Kamala Harris Clash On Pandemic Response

A poll watcher watches as voters sign in at a polling site in Tennessee.
Mark Humphrey / APPolitics

Election Day Concerns Raised About President's Call for Poll Watchers

A web of President Trump's interactions in the days before his positive COVID-19 test.
Andrew Lawler / NewsyPolitics

Contact Tracing Trump: The President's Days Before Positive COVID Test

Moderator Chris Wallace during the 2016 presidential debate in Las Vegas.
Joe Raedle/Pool via APPolitics

Why Chris Wallace Likely Won't Fact-Check Trump-Biden Debate

Vice President Joe Biden, left, and President Donald Trump, right.
APPolitics

2020 Election Shaping Up To Be The Most Litigated In U.S. History

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
Thibault Camus / APPolitics

Bannon Pleads Not Guilty In Alleged Border Wall Fundraising Scheme

Susan Walsh / AP
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