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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.

  Recent Work
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

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