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

Articles by Dylan

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) has declared a state of emergency and activated the state national guard in anticipation of a grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson.

But when asked Monday night if he was ultimately responsible for the coming response to any protests that might follow the decision, Nixon emphatically and loquaciously demurred.

"Does the buck ultimately stop with you?" Matthew Sledge, a Huffington Post reporter, asked during a conference call. The Guardian's Jon Swaine posted an audio clip of the exchange.

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Nearly two weeks after Election Day, Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) conceded the Alaska Senate race Monday to his Republican challenger Dan Sullivan.

Begich issued a statement Monday saying that he had called Sullivan to congratulate him on his victory. The Associated Press called the election for Sullivan last Wednesday, when he led by 8,100 votes.

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The top minds in the proto-Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign infrastructure are already gaming out Electoral College scenarios. What they think they have is a candidate who could compete in a handful of traditionally red states, putting Republicans on the defensive and increasing her chances of winning the White House.

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On Election Day, Republican Monica Wehby lost her bid to represent Oregon in the U.S. Senate. The very next day, according to The Oregonian, she called the state's governor to ask about the open job to lead the state agency responsible for implementing the Affordable Care Act.

The newspaper reported that Wehby, who like most Republican candidates campaigned against Obamacare, called Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and inquired about the unfilled position of director of the Oregon Health Authority.

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Melissa Francis, once employed by CNBC and now a host for Fox Business, accused her former corporate overseers Friday of trying to silence her because she had criticized the Affordable Care Act.

It seems that MIT professor Jonathan Gruber's controversial comments about the law have inspired Francis to open up about the censorship by her employer-turned-competitor.

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One prominent House Republican had a ready-made one-liner when asked about the impeachment rumblings popping up among some of his colleagues as President Barack Obama prepares to take execution action on immigration.

"Have you met Joe Biden?" Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), the man tasked with overseeing the special Benghazi committee, told Fox News's Bill O'Reilly on Thursday, "is my response to that. So, no. Nobody is discussing impeachment except for pundits and commentators."

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