Dylan Scott

Dylan Scott is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. He previously reported for Governing magazine in Washington, D.C., and the Las Vegas Sun. His work has been recognized with a 2013 American Society of Business Publication Editors award for Best Feature Series and a 2010 Associated Press Society of Ohio award for Best Investigative Reporting. He can be reached at dylan@talkingpointsmemo.com.

Articles by Dylan

The grieving father of Amanda Miller, one of the two attackers in the Las Vegas shooting that left five dead this weekend, said in an interview published late Monday that his son-in-law, Jerad Miller, drew his daughter into the "patriot" movement and isolated her from the rest of her family.

"He was into all this 'patriot nation' and conspiracy theory stuff, and the next thing I know her phone was getting shut off and she was getting isolated from us," Todd Woodruff, Amanda's father, told the Los Angeles Times. "The whole world was against him and he was just, he was just nuts. He got kicked out of his family's house; they wouldn't talk to him. It was just that far out."

"She said there was something out there," he added of Amanda. "Some movement she wanted to be a part of."

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Las Vegas law enforcement has not yet determined how Jerad and Amanda Miller acquired the firearms that they used in this weekend's attack that left two police officers, a civilian and the two attackers dead.

But in the weeks leading up to the attack, Jerad Miller posted multiple times on Facebook that he was looking for a gun and asked for help obtaining one.

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Documents connected with the shooters who killed three people Sunday in Las Vegas before killing themselves detailed a larger plan to take over a courthouse and execute public officials, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The newspaper reported Monday that a box containing those plans was confiscated from the apartment of a neighbor of Jerad and Amanda Miller, who were identified as the shooters by law enforcement on Monday.

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The couple who allegedly shot and killed two Las Vegas police officers and then killed another person Sunday before killing themselves have been identified as Jerad and Amanda Miller, according to multiple news reports.

While neighbors had already pegged the couple as supporters of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who has been facing off with the federal government in recent months, a review of what appears to be Jerad Miller's Facebook page reveals someone who has long harbored extreme anti-government views and saw the Bundy Ranch standoff as a possible start to a revolution.

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About six form letters. That has been the full extent of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's known interaction with Kynect, Kentucky's hugely successful Obamacare exchange, since it was created, according to state officials.

McConnell, who is facing an unexpectedly tough re-election race this year, turned heads recently when his campaign said that Kentucky would be able to keep its exchange even if Obamacare were repealed. It was a reflection of the changing national politics around the law, but it was also particular to Kentucky, one of the role models for successful implementation.

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A new poll in the Iowa Senate race shows Republican Joni Ernst with a more than six-point lead over Democrat Bruce Braley.

Ernst earned 48 percent of the vote in the Loras College poll of likely voters released Friday well above Braley's 41.7 percent. More than 10 percent said they are undecided. It follows a Rasmussen Reports poll, also released Friday, that showed the race in a statistical dead heat.

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