Tierney Sneed

Tierney Sneed is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked for U.S. News and World Report. She grew up in Florida and attended Georgetown University.

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As Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) decides his vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, eyes are also on Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), who had discussions with Flake last Friday that led to Flake demanding a one-week delay in Kavanaugh’s confirmation process for the FBI to investigation sexual misconduct allegations against the judge.

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President Trump’s nominee for director of the Census Bureau acknowledged Wednesday in his Senate confirmation hearing that there was a “possibility” that the inclusion of a citizenship question in the 2020 census could affect participation in the survey – but he refused under questioning to take a position on whether the question should be added to the census.

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Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the Senate majority whip and a member of the Judiciary Committee, told reporters Tuesday that he was “hopeful” that the Senate would release some kind of “summary” or “statement” informing the public about the results of a FBI follow-up investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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