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

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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turned heads recently when his campaign said that Kentucky would be able to keep its exchange even if Obamacare were repealed.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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As Republicans assault the White House over new power plant rules, a top adviser to President Barack Obama told reporters Friday that climate change deniers will be in trouble if any is nominated for a national ticket in 2016.

John Podesta, counselor to the president and one of Obama's top aides on environmental issues, issued that implicit warning to the GOP at the Christian Science Monitor breakfast on Friday morning.

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Regarding the events at the Hinds County courthouse early on Wednesday morning after the Mississippi Senate Republican primary, here's what we know: Three Chris McDaniel supporters found themselves locked in the building, where the ballots were being kept, at 2 a.m. The last election official says that she left the courthouse more than two hours earlier.

They called the executive chairman of the Hinds County Republicans, a Thad Cochran supporter, for help and were eventually freed from the building by law enforcement. They have not yet been charged with any crimes -- and the Hinds County Sheriff's Department says no law were broken.

The sheriff's department investigated because the explanations for their circumstances offered by the McDaniel allies -- Janis Lane, Scott Brewster, and Rob Chambers -- have been conflicting. Lane told Pete Perry, the executive chairman, that she was locked in the courthouse with a female friend, while the sheriff's office has reported the two others with her were men.

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